Scaling the Blues
Learners identify musical characteristics of blues music and define the term 'scale.' They identify chromatic, major, pentatonic, and blues scales and label each key on a keyboard using letter names, sharps and flats.
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Get Your Mojo Workin': Part 1 Writing Your Very Own Blues Tune!
Upper graders listen to the blues. They discuss blues scale, read a description of the blues, and work together to write an original piece. A lesson like this ties into American history and African-American musical contributions very...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduction to Scales and Modes
Students are introduced to a variety of scales and modes within music. As a class, they listen to a tone scale and discuss what it sounds like and how it makes them feel. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast a variety of scales...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts