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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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Music Reading Readiness

For Teachers 1st
First graders inquire about performing arts by conducting a musical performance in class. In this music appreciation instructional activity, 1st graders examine different sounds and identify their pitch, patterns and the instrument which...
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Reflection and Evaluation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a three-part performance of a song and evaluate their own performances using criteria they developed. In this musical critique lesson plan, 4th graders watch a video of a professional musical performance and write...
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Critical Listening: Music Vocabulary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The school band or orchestra analyzes their own performance after exploring musical terminology. They listen to a classical piece and describe it using only words. They look up musical terminology and then use those words to compare and...
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Music Is Business

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore and assess the importance of music to the economy of Louisiana. They review and analyze the jobs, skills and careers found and needed in the state's music industry as well as how to meet and make personal contact with...
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Singing for the Animals

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars examine the correct attitudes and poster for a concert. In this "Singing for Animals" lesson, students created charts to diagram information about the homeless animals they were singing for. Young scholars used correct...
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Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a musical lesson for your drama or performing arts class? VH1 has put together a really neat lesson, in which learners use biographical information about Alicia Keys to write and perform a one-act musical related to her life. This...
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Fundamentals of Good Musicianship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how to analyze musical performances and utilize practice techniques to improve their performances. They listen and evaluate another student's performance, then reverse roles with their partner.
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The Life and Music of Celia Cruz

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a set and design a costume for a musical performance. In this Life of Celia Cruz lesson, students study biographical facts about Celia Cruz on the exhibition web site. Then students share their creations with the class.
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Mozart and Music

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders experience performing arts by participating in a music performance. In this music history lesson, 5th graders practice playing notes on an instrument in class and discuss the challenges associated with making music....
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Reflection and Evaluation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice a three-part round and develop criteria for evaluating their group's performances of the song. They evaluate their own performances and the performance of a middle-school, high-school or community choir.
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Music Storytellers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners identify the quality and effectiveness of musical performances through the use of music telling a story. They will compare and contrast philosophy and form of song segments.
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Improvise a Short Story through Jazz

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students evaluate jazz music and a jazz music performance. They collaborate and create an improvised group short story. They improvise a musical piece on found objects.
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What I Want to be When I Grow Up

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover different careers in music. In this career exploration lesson, 6th graders explore four different categories of music careers: music education, music performance, music business and music therapy. Students create ...
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Strings that Sing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students listen to Isaac Stern lead a musician through steps to self-evaluating a performance. They compare their instrumental performance with a live vocal performance.
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Music: Solo and Group vVcal Practice

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders individually sing and record "Child of the Universe" and play their performances back to the class for evaluation. Next, in groups, they sing "Deck the Hall," and sing the countermelody for evaluation. Then students...
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Jazz: Expression through Improvisation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students watch a video on improvisation. They improvise original melodies over given chord progressions. They develop criteria to evaluate the merits of improvisational performances and apply the criteria in their personal listening and...
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Singing Lesson for Grades 5-8

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students practice their breath control and posture in this singing instructional activity. They sing with accurate pitch and rhythm. They sing the songs repeatedly while evaluating their breathing ability in small groups and then regroup...
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Storytellers: Bruce Springsteen

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the correct music terminology to evaluate a performance, composition, and arrangement of the song "Blinded by the Light" by Bruce Springsteen and compare it to another version recorded by Manfred Man.
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Good Medicine

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine changes in technology, medicine and health that took place between 1870m and 1930. In this social development lesson plan students participate in games and simulations, create graphs and charts to evaluate the changes...
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Save the Music Concert: Part 2 Composition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine why music is considered to be the "universal language" and study the expressive quality of a musical performance. They compose a melody using a computer and software which they perform on an instrument.
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Instrumental Rehearsals for Excellence - Lesson 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify some characteristics of successful music teachers and rehearsals. They develop a list of criteria for evaluating the quality of a performance, and apply those criteria to a specific performance.
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Blues Improvisation

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students practice playing and improvising while playing the 12 bar blues. They practice compositional skills, evaluate and perform musical pieces focused on the blues.
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When The Saints Go Marching In: A Lesson for Middle School Keyboard Lab Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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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