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49 resources with the concept elements of music

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Using Music to Tell a Story or Describe a Scene

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Young composers demonstrate their understanding of the stylistic features of descriptive music, including pitch, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and timbre, by developing a melody and countermelody for a main character in a story. As part of...
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Compose Your Own Music

For Students K - 12th
Channel the masters with an interactive music composition activity! Learners use the online tool to create their own masterpieces one measure at a time.
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"Mars" from The Planets

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Gustav Holst's The Planets provide young musicians an opportunity to examine how composers can create a suite: a collection of smaller pieces grouped to explore a single topic. After listening to "Jupiter," they examine "Mars" in detail,...
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Sound and Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
What causes sound? Groups of sound detectives use a variety of tools including ping pong balls, pasta noodles, raisins, rubber mallets, and a tuning fork to investigate what causes sound. The young Sherlocks conduct a series of...
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Music Work Sheet (Special Ed)

For Students K - 12th
Music is beneficial for all learners. Help your learners with special needs learn about different styles of music, as well as the ways that music is represented on paper, with 30 different worksheets. 
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Starter Activities for Music Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
You need not be a music resource teacher to play these games with your young musicians. The activities stress dynamics, beat, and rhythm, while flashcard familiarize kids with musical terms.
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Rock Music

For Teachers 8th
Only boys like Rock n' Roll. That's not so! Eighth graders consider the origin of rock music as well as some associated stereotypes. They discuss who listens to rock music, when it originated, and then they analyze some current pop...
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A Musical Dynamics Activity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Dynamics are elements of music that indicate how a piece is to be played or sung. Budding musicians practice musical dynamics by singing in small groups. The teacher indicates the dynamic (or how) the song is to be performed and pupils...
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The Tango

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a...
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African Music Quiz

For Students 6th - 9th
Quiz your class on the wonders of African music. There are approximately 25 questions broken into five sections, each section focuses on a different aspect of music applied to African music elements. Quiz topics include African music,...
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Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How do a person's musical preferences influence the way they compose music of their own? Learners analyze the sound and lyrics of Alicia Keys in relation to musicians that came before. Jazz, blues, and soul music from the past are shown...
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Lesson 3: Behind the Movie Chicago

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In small groups and then as a class, young musicians compare and contrast two pieces from the musical film Chicago. They pair up to look at the elements that make each piece similar and define the elements or arrangements that make them...
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Woodwind Instruments and Pitch

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore musical pitch. In this cross curriculum musical instruments and "sound" physics lesson, students identify and describe common traits of woodwind instruments. Students research "pitch" and what causes pitch fluctuation by...
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Notating a Rainy Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young singers learn how to notate the rhythms and melodies of a familiar song using Kodaly hand signals and manipulatives. Individuals then create their own compositions and sing them using Kodaly notation.
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And You Don't Stop - 30 Years of Hip-Hop, Episode 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss how Run-D.M.C. brought Hip Hop into mainstream popularity. They discuss why melding two styles of music is popular and what the results have been through history. They take two songs and combine elements to make a new...
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Evaluating Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to the song, "Summertime," in a variety of forms. In this music lesson, 3rd graders compare the different versions, explain which version they preferred, and support their decision in writing using appropriate...
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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, 4th graders watch a video of a professional musical performance and write...
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Music Style- What Makes Each One Unique?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen to various genres of music and identify which elements of music or qualities of each genre make it unique.  In this unique music style activity, 5th graders develop and understand their own musical preferences and...
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Timbre Activities

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the concept of timbre. In this music lesson, students listen to several recordings of musical pieces and identify the name of the instrument playing with its picture.
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Elements of Music

For Students 5th - 8th
In this elements of music worksheet, students review the terms: silence, attack and decay, dynamics, pitch, duration, tempo, and texture as they fill in the blanks with the terms in 7 sentences. In addition, students complete 1...
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Elements of Music

For Students 6th - 10th
In this elements of music worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they add 4 elements of music along with their symbols and descriptions.
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Musical Elements Chart Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this music elements worksheet, students listen to several songs listed on the Louisiana Voices Traditional Music Examples Resource Sheet and select some to review using the chart provided.
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Musical Elements Chart - Page 2

For Students 6th - 8th
In this music elements worksheet, students listen to several songs listed on the Louisiana Voices Traditional Music Examples Resource Sheet and select some to review using the chart provided.
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Elements of Music

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music activity, students learn 6 elements of music and match the names with the definitions. The elements are silence, pitch, texture, duration, dynamics, tempo and attack and decay.