Taking the “General” Out of Middle School General Music!

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Middle schoolers will sing the praises of this music program. The resource, designed as an overview for music instructors, is loaded with ideas, activities, and links. Not a sour note in the packet. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • The overview could be used as the basis of a new program or the ideas could be easily integrated into an existing music program
Classroom Considerations
  • The programs is designed for a quarter rotation system, with 42-minute class periods meeting every day for nine weeks
  • Some of the activities require the GarageBand app
  • In addition to activities appropriate for all middle school grades, specific suggestions are included for fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
  • Participants keep music journals and listening logs, review CDs, and use the GarageBand app
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