A Simple Melody
Students explore musical composition. In this music lesson, students discover the letter names of the lines and spaces in treble clefs in order to compose a piece of music with lyrics.
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Group Project- Recorder Composition
Students develop a musical composition to be played on recorders. In this musical composition lesson, students work in groups to write and perform an eight measure, three part composition that uses a chord structure. They ornament a...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Middle School General Music Unit Plans
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Melody: A Very Important Element of Music
As part of an exploration of music, this clear and simple presentation could be a useful tool. It could be used in a music class or in a regular classroom as part of a discussion of the topic. Some of the topics defined include notes and...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Music has been used to convey thoughts, feelings, and the human condition for thousands of years. Your class will analyze several songs hear in the animated classic, "Charlie Brown." They will listen to several jazz pieces from the show,...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Learning to Play the Panpipes
Students experience what a pan pipe is and how sound is produced on it. Research a brief history of the pan pipe. Employ producing a characteristic tone and be able to produce various pitches. Play a simple melody and ensemble on the pan...
5th - 8th 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