Classifying Music by Style, Genre, and Era Teacher Resources

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Save the Music Concerts: Parts 1 & 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Music aficionados classify pop music into by musical genres or styles. They evaluate the positive and negatives of collaborative performances, view segments of VH1's "Save the Music" concert, and discuss the difficulties of categorizing...
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Kindergarten Music Time

For Teachers K
Little ones are led through a series of rhythmic songs and chants while they march, clap, and use their tummies as percussive instruments. They work on singing in pitch, chunking, and keeping a steady beat. 
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Identifying the ABA Form in Music

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore a form of music known as A,B,A. For this music recognition lesson, students identify different portions of music within the same song as either A or B. The students listen to specific songs and then complete a chart...
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Musical Instruments to Play

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring some music to your language arts lesson with a reading comprehension activity. Learners read an informational passage about different musical instruments before answering a series of comprehension and vocabulary questions.
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Classifying

For Students 6th - 8th
In this classifying worksheet, students are given 8 rows of illustrations of animals. Students try out various ways to organize the animals in a classification system following the directions. They try a 2 groups system and a 3-5 group...
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Music in the Common Schools

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students sing songs from the common schools era and compare music from the common schools era and today. For this music lesson plan, students look at pictures, fill out Venn Diagrams, and listen to music.
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Create a cross-curricular learning experience based on the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with this collection of learning activities. Starting with a class reading of the story, children go on to learn about the sequence...
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How Do Instruments Make Sound?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore and classify a variety of musical instruments by the way they produce sound. They create a class list of musical instruments, and identify the sounds as vibrations, striking sounds, or blowing air. Students place...
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Classifying Western Music

For Teachers 7th
After brainstorming a list of characteristics of Western orchestral instruments, learners explore those made in Africa. They discuss how the diverse African geography has influenced how musical instruments are constructed and used. This...
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Classifying Items

For Students 7th - 10th
In this classifying worksheet, students read about grouping similar objects into categories based on similarities. They determine how the groups are related and they draw a diagram showing categories and subcategories.
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Gospel Music Meets a Wide Audience

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Help your class identify figures in post-war gospel music. They will compare and contrast different styles of the musicians. They also will discuss how music can have different meanings in different situations.
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Instruments In Action

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read and demonstrate eight measures of four beats. In this music reading instructional activity, students read and demonstrate through movement their mastery of eight measures of four beats. Students also classify instruments.
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Instruments in Action

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read and play measures of music. In this instructional activity on reading music, students review and practice reading eight measures of music. Students demonstrate the measures using locomotor and non-locomotor movements and...
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Rondo with B-A-G

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the rondo form. For this music composition lesson, students study the letter and rhythm notation of "Hot Cross Buns" as they play it on bells. Learners compose a new phrase using the notes B, A, and G and perform it.
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Patriotic Music: Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the patriotic songs of the 1940's and compare them to those of today. They identify elements that classify a song as patriotic, listen to several examples and complete Venn diagrams contrasting different examples.
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Instruments in Action

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore different types of instruments. For this music measure and music beats lesson, students classify instruments. Students show eight measures and four beats through speaking, moving and playing.
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Sound Waves

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How does sound travel through different mediums? Scholars explore this question by creating and observing sound waves as they learn the difference between transverse and longitudinal wave motion. Using their new knowledge, class members...
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Jazz in America

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore Jazz in America. They examine greats in Jazz, such as Duke Ellington. They are also to discuss the cultural implications of the music itself.
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Categorizing Music using Information Processing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students, in groups, identify characteristics of different types of music and then put them into categories. They also prepare a presentation based on their new music categories.
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Quadrilateral Explorations

For Students 9th
In this geometry worksheet, 9th graders classify quadrilaterals by using coordinate geometry and the properties of various quadrilaterals. The seven page worksheet contains eleven questions. Answers are not included.
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Rhythm Stars

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the main attributes of rhythm. For this music lesson, students participate in 9 activities that require them to hear, recognize, identify, read, clap, play, compose, and write rhythms using quarter, eighth, and sixteenth...
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Who Wants To Be A Mini Maestro?

For Teachers K
Students are introduced to classical music. They listen to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. They interview each other in regards to their feelings about the music and the paintings they produced while listening to the piece.
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Diversity Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore different types of music. In this music diversity lesson, students are divided into groups to listen to an assigned type of music. Middle schoolers list characterisitcs of each type of music then assign a jelly...
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World Percussion Instruments

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study percussion instruments from various world cultures. For this percussion instruments lesson, 4th graders listen to percussive sound sources, learn playing techniques, and create compositions for instruments they...

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