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When The Saints Go Marching In: A Lesson for Middle School Keyboard Lab Students

After listening to a variety of interpretations of "When the Saints Go Marching In," partners compose and then perform their own renditions of this classic before joining a full-class jam session.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Video the jam session and play it back for the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson assumes middle schoolers have access to a keyboard lab with a CD playback device and other technology
  • Designed for beginner to intermediate middle school keyboard laboratory musicians with a basic knowledge of music elements like tone, texture, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and melody
Pros

  • The 10-page resource includes detailed plans, a materials list, the musical score for "When the Saints Go Marching In," a blank score template, reflection questions, and a rubric for the performance
Cons

  • None
Included Materials

  • Rubric
  • Worksheet
  • Template
  • Song

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