The National Anthem Project: Notating "The Star-Spangled Banner" (Middle Level Strings).
Students hear a melody, play in their instruments and write it down on manuscript paper. They correct their melody and play from their own manuscript paper. Students continue this procedure at least once a week.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Star Spangled Banner: For Orchestra
Middle schoolers practice playing "The Star Spangled Banner" while focusing on phrasing. They work with the instructor to mark the lyrics and music, then play the song using the phrasing indicated. Several cross-curricular extension...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Role of the Opera Orchestra
Students listen to and examine a recording of the opera Don Pasquale and study the various musical instruments in an orchestra. They discuss the difference between a symphony orchestra and an opera orchestra. Finally they play the music...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Energy Transfer in Musical Instruments
Students create unique sounds using different instruments. In this energy lesson plan, students read and define several vocabulary terms such as heat, energy transfer and thermal equilibrium. Students utilize several household objects...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Arts and culture: Music-to sing a round
Singing in a round can be a lot of fun and apparently conveys the concept of musical phrasing and melody. Budding musicians sing three South African songs as rounds. They discuss cultural diversity and musical concepts such as timbre,...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Gamelan-Style Melodic Elaboration: A Music Class Activity
Music world get ready, your young performers are going to practice Gamelan style improvisation techniques. They listen to and discuss the melody and rhythm in Balinese Gamelan music, then take turns improvising by adding notes to a basic...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts