Music Theory Teacher Resources
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Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments
5th - 6th
Review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music with a helpful music theory lesson plan. Young musicians experiment with electronic sounds and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials found in the...
J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Sarabande and Gigue form Partita no.4 in D major, BWV 828
12th - Higher Ed
Challenge your music students with this worksheet, which includes twenty-one questions about J.S. Bach's Sarabande and Gigue form Partita no.4 in D major, BWV 828. Students compare the two sections (bars 1-12, bars 13-38) by answering...
Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Math will resonate with your young artists and musicians when they learn that a mathematical formula describes a musical sound that is pleasing to our ears. Beethoven uses the certainty of mathematics to convey emotion and creativity. In...
World Percussion — Latin America Project Book
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the most popular music style in Brazil? What about Cuba? Or the Dominican Republic? An immersive project teaches young learners about the salsa, the samba, and the merengue with research assignments and dance performances.
Phone Number Song/ Identifying "C"/Playing the "C" scale
6th - 8th
Students determine that a major scale has eight notes. They write their phone number using notes of the scale. They notice the "black" keys, and that they're sharp or that they flat a note. They notice that the "black" keys are in...
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
8th - 10th
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...
Gamelan-Style Melodic Elaboration: A Music Class Activity
4th - 12th
Music world get ready, your young performers are going to practice Gamelan style improvisation techniques. They listen to and discuss the melody and rhythm in Balinese Gamelan music, then take turns improvising by adding notes to a basic...
Tonic Chord in "The Star-Spangled Banner" (Grades 5-8 Chorus).
5th - 8th
Students demonstrate perception of the root, third and fifth of the tonic chord by appropriate movement responses. They analyze and describe music. Students listen to the middle C played on the keyboard and sing to it on the syllable do.
The American Five - Pentatonic scales in early American melodies
9th - 12th
Through vocal warm-ups and exercises, budding musicians will attempt to grasp the five pentatonic scales, commonly used in early American songs. They'll sing and work to identify the pitch, tone, melody, and scales being expressed in the...
An Introduction to Sega: The Music and Dance of Mauritius
K - 12th
Young scholars study the folk music and dance of the island of Mauritius. In this music and dance lesson, students study the style of music and dance that is called sega. They learn about how the traditional music comes from the islands...
Compositional Techniques: Are There Similarities Between
9th - 12th
Students recognize how chromatic scales create tension and pentatonic scales create relaxation as compositional techniques used to create tonality. Also, students aurally recognize the use of mixed or alternating meter as a means of...
Draw (from a basket) your favorite activity for review
K - 5th
Learners participate in a review activity. Place the pieces of paper in the basket and have a student draw a paper from the basket. The class reviews the activity (song, movement, etc.) listed on the piece of paper. After that activity...