MIDI Composition Teacher Resources

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The Space Between

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore major, minor and perfect intervals and watch the PowerPoint presentation "The Space Between." They identify the various intervals by sight and differentiate major, minor and perfect intervals. Students perform the...
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Making CD's from MIDI Compositions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete their own composition (ABA song form, C Major scale, 32-60 measures) using the keyboard and sequencing software on the computer to playback the song. They fill in answers in their workbooks and watch how to transfer...
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Learning About Atoms: Introduction to Protons, Neutrons and Electrons

For Teachers 5th
The highlight of this atom lesson is the link to a midi of "The Addams Family" song. The instructions include it in the anticipatory set, but no lyrics are provided. Perhaps a way to use this would be to have groups work together to...
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Teaching Pich Bend on a MIDI Synthesizer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice playing pitch bends on a synthesizer. They discover how to calibrate the machine and use its software. They perform their song with the class.
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Using Poetry As Inspiration for Composition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A reading of Robert Frost’s "The Road Not Taken" launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meters of a poem and a melody. After identifying the number of beats in each line of the poem, young musicians use...
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Guild Hall

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Incorporate a research project into your study of Shakespeare and the Renaissance Period. Class members assume the role of an apprentice seeking membership in one of the various guilds that existed during the Renaissance period.  After...
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Tone Poem Composing Project

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners explore role of music in storytelling by watching and discussing effect music has on perception of scene from movie, and using Sibelius program to compose single excerpt of music, considering dynamics, timbre, and articulation,...
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So You Want To Write A Pop Song

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners listen to pop songs and discuss their construction, melody, and rhythm. They observe a PowerPoint presentation describing types of songs and elements that make the song catchy. In groups, high schoolers use a website to assist...
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Getting to Know France

For Students 4th - 6th
In this map skills activity, students answer 14 questions about the geography of France. Students then draw a rough map of France. It is assumed that access to an atlas is available.
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Multiplicación con Tu Calculadora

For Students 5th - 6th
Have your Spanish-speaking math class solve these multiplication problems using their calculators. Also included is a conversion table for them to complete. 
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Learning From Lyrics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a song to determine the composer's point of view regarding the subject addressed in the song. They design and create an original visual aid that illustrates the theme of the song. Students identify any social studies...
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Teaching Improvisation to Young Students in a Music Technology Lab Using a Sequencer

For Teachers 4th - 7th
You'll need to be a little tech savvy to teach this music instructional activity. Pupils will attempt to play along with an accompaniment piece you've created using music software. They will be assessed on their performance and ability...
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Comme d'habitude

For Teachers 9th - 10th
C'est pas juste! Engage your intermediate and advanced French speakers in an argument with this presentation. To start, review the objectives listed on the second slide, and then discuss some common complaints aimed at teenagers. Do they...
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Who’s Blue Peter?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Scholars discover who Blue Peter is and how sailors used nautical signal flags on the open waters in order to create their own set of nautical signal flags and send messages to peers.
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Lesson 4: Behind the Movie Chicago

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The elements of music and journalistic integrity in one lesson plan; What could be better? The class discusses journalistic approaches to better understand responsible reporting versus sensationalism. They watch the Act One from the film...
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Reflexive Pronouns and Agreement

For Students 8th - 9th
When do verbs agree with their subjects? Discuss what to do when using reflexive pronouns, and then give your French speakers these 20 sentences to practice with! They choose which of the three options is correct. 
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Passé Composé (verbes avec auxilliaire avoir)-révision

For Students 9th - 12th
Mastering the past tense in French can be tricky, as you have to memorize which verbs use avoir and which use être. Provide your class with 25 fill-in-the-blank sentences to practice conjugating common verbs like prendre, faire, dire,...
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The Rhythm of Life - Episode 2 - Melody

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students complete a unit on melodies from various cultures. They watch an online program, analyze various melodies, write a short original melody, complete a worksheet, and compare/contrast three versions of "Amazing Grace."
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Historical Witness: Social Messaging

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create a self portrait using symbols that represent them. In this self portrait lesson plan, students look at a nineteenth century painting and discuss the symbols that represent this era. They then recreate a dance in the...
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Electronically Composing Music

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students complete a worksheet and discuss components of musical composition. Students familiarize themselves with the program, Finale. Students then work cooperatively to compose a musical suite.
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Ear Training 8th Graders with Practica Musica

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore how to hear the difference between Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished chords. They compose a song using two of the four chords. Students compare and contrast the four basic chord types in an effort to increase...
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Spend Your Leisure Time With a Computer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the ways that computers are involved in games, entertainment, and music. They classify video games into the following catogories: action; adventure; simulation; and strategy.
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Melodic Construction and Introduction to Notation Software

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students sing a song following along with the notes on the board. They compare it with another song and identify the elements in a melody. They work together in groups to create their own melody and share them with the class.
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Right Note/ Wrong Note

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concepts related to developing singing skills that include pitch and accuracy of words. They practice singing at different pitches with the aid of a computer program that models some of the sounds. Students...

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