First Rhythmic Composition
Students fill in a chart that outlines names and meanings of rhythmic musical symbols. Then, using these symbols, they clap rhythm sequences and compose their first compositions. They also compare these rhythmic sequences to math concepts.
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Studio Art Lessons Based on Latin American Arts
Study three of the basic principles of design: l) designs should create a rhythmic pattern made up of related shapes, 2) colors should be repeated so as to not force the eye to remain with a single part of the composition, and 3) a...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
19th & 20th Century Composers: Exoticism
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great lesson that incorporates analysis, compare/contrast, and musical terminology. Kids will listen to the song "Habanera" considering the use of specific instruments in evoking a sense of location....
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Patterns in Musical Composition: Intermediate - Level Young Composers Concert
Seventh graders work in groups and choose a song from a packet. They discuss ways they could alter the melody to create a variation. Groups experiment with their melodies and notate onto staff paper. Students practice performing their...
7th Visual & Performing Arts
Look in the Mythic Mirror: I've Got Rhythm!
Learners explore the relationships between music, poetry, and visual art. Using the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, pupils develop an awareness of the compositional elements of the Classical style, and the aesthetic effects of those...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Kotekan: A Cooperative Music Activity
Young musicians explore the rhythms and sounds of Balinese gamelan music, then create their own. They listen to several examples of gamelan music, then use their instruments to mimic the rhythms they hear. After a warm up and practice,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts