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Music and Sound: Movie Sound Effects and Music Composition
5th - 9th
Now that's music to my ears. Learners choose one of two activities to complete: continue the music video from the previous lesson, or design a new program that composes music. They learn how to apply several new code blocks while...
Get Your Mojo Workin': Part 1 Writing Your Very Own Blues Tune!
9th - 12th
Upper graders listen to the blues. They discuss blues scale, read a description of the blues, and work together to write an original piece. A lesson like this ties into American history and African-American musical contributions very...
Form and Theme in the Traditional Mexican Corrido
8th - 12th
Students examine the traditional Mexican musical form of corridos. In this cross curricular history and music lesson, students analyze the lyrics of popular corridos and the corridos' importance in Mexican culture. Students will compose...
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...
Lesson Plan for Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I "Italian" (1833)
9th - 12th
Learners study the life and musical compositions of German composer, Felix Mendelssohn. They listen to and analyze 'Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I' describing how the mood of the composition is reflected in key, tempo and rhythm.
Critical Process: Description, Analysis and Comparative Criticism in Western and Non-Western Music Works
Sixth graders describe, analyze and compare music compositions and performances, their own and others. In the process, they will develop criteria to support their choices in written and verbal forms.
Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, Movements 1 & 2 By Arnold Schoenberg
6th - 10th
Students study composer, Arnold Schoenberg. They compare landscapes to soundscapes and study abstract art and abstract music. They answer questions and write about both in their journals. They identify abstract artist and composers...
21st Century Native American vs. Historical Native American
Interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources by examining multimedia sources regarding Native American culture, both historically and in the 21st century. Students create t-charts to compare the two. Note:...