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Making Progress: From Chords to Melody

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review chord progression while listening to tracks of music. They write melodies to fit a given chord progression. They sing their melodies and analyze how it compares to the original melody.
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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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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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Playing And Writing Music Basics for the Guitar

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view DVD "Greatest Guitar God Guide Video Primer," examine and demonstrate understanding of layout of fret board, practice basic fingering patterns, play simple melodies using E and B strings, write original melody, and practice...
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Set a Poem to Music

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Fun awaits both you and your class as you embark on a musical activity. After discussing different rhythmic meters they choose a poem to set to music. The poem must rhyme and be set to a melody in the key of C Major. Because the activity...
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Composing Your Own Melody

For Students 5th - 8th
Get the songwriters in your class started early with an engaging music composition activity. After experimenting with an existing melody, class members improvise in a given range of notes and create their own melodies.
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Music: A Round and A Round

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compose original lyrics for a "Round". They develop a copyright, a recording company, and CD covers for their original pieces. They teach these "rounds" to students in their choral music class.
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Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments

For Teachers 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...
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A Round and A Round

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students practice singing rounds in daily warm-ups for 2 weeks prior to beginning this composition lesson. Students incorporate movement to the rhythm of each syllable, discuss syllables of words and their relationship to note values and...
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Santana

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The orchestra plays the National Anthem and discusses their origin. Learners listen to other nation's National Anthems, and discuss how they felt while listening. As the students play the National Anthem, the teacher sings. The learners...
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Composing Your Melody

For Students 6th - 7th
In this music learning exercise, students perform a given melody of four phrases. Students also improvise their own melodies using notes G, A, C, D, and E.
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Pick a Pattern

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders recognize patterns in everyday life. In this musical patterns lesson plan, 7th graders identify patterns in songs and numbers. Students work in partners to create songs with patterns and create a tessellation mural...
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Creating, Notating and Recording an Original Song

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are provided with a set of parameters, including theme, time signature, number of measures, and form. Working within these parameters, the class , step by step, goes through the process of creating, notating, and recording a...

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