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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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Melodic Phrases

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Melodic phrases in pieces of music are the focus of this music activity. Young musicians study melodic phrases in vocal and instrumental music pieces. They listen to a variety of musical examples in order to identify the different...
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History and Musical Aesthetics

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are the musical elements that characterize a school's fight song or its alma mater? Class members listen to examples of fight songs and alma maters from various schools, play a listening game, and then create a list of the...
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Introduction to Music: Symphony

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Expose young elementary students to the works of one of the greatest musical composers, Ludwig van Beethoven. Using three progressive lesson plans to complete the unit, class members are able to distinguish low and high sounds, count the...
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Pass the Melody

For Teachers K - 4th
Get a jam session started in your elementary music class! Learners engage in melody transitions by singing a familiar song and passing on the tune to the next person.
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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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Kindergarten Music Lesson

For Teachers K
Singing, clapping, moving up and down with the melody, it all sounds like a great music lesson plan. Kinder-musicians sing three different songs to practice memory, speaking, and movement skills. They'll move to the melody, build memory...
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Arts and culture: Music-to sing a round

For Teachers 6th
Singing in a round can be a lot of fun and apparently conveys the concept of musical phrasing and melody. Budding musicians sing three South African songs as rounds. They discuss cultural diversity and musical concepts such as timbre,...
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A Musical Composition Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F,...
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General Music: Grades 4 & 5

For Teachers 4th - 5th
The story behind the Star Spangled Banner sets off this singing and music lesson. Emergent singers study facts about Francis Scott Key and his famous song, they then discuss and practice singing the first verse paying close attention to...
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Assessing Onomatopoeia

For Teachers 8th - 12th
High schoolers demonstrate their comprehension of onomatopoeia using various processes. They read the poems provided and write down the onomatopoetic words from each. Then they write the sound that the words described, and complete each...
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Music of Japan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
My, how Japan has changed! From Hogaku to karaoke, this slide show provides an overview of the culture, instruments, and periods of transition through Japanese music. Here you will find 21 text-rich slides which are great for note taking.
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Classical Period: Understanding Four-Bar Sequences

For Students 6th - 8th
Her is an interesting topic, as well as a great way to teach it! You'll find two worksheets on this link, one for the teacher, and one for the learner. Worksheet one describes how classical composers used musical repetition to make their...
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Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Music has been used to convey thoughts, feelings, and the human condition for thousands of years. Your class will analyze several songs hear in the animated classic, "Charlie Brown." They will listen to several jazz pieces from the show,...
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Learning How to Sing Rounds

For Teachers K - 6th
Learn about rounding by reciting songs alongside classmates, discovering the difference between singing together and singing in canon. In this musical activity, students discover what a "round" is and the melodic effect it can have on a...
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Critical and Creative Expression

For Teachers 8th
Budding musicians discuss African culture and the musical term, polyphony. The lesson is broken into several tables that help identify pattern, rhythm, harmony, and melody. A question sheet is also included.
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Cape Cod Chantey

For Teachers 6th
Instruct your class on basic music notation, rhythm, pitch, and harmony as they practice keeping a beat to the song, "Cape Cod Chantey." They'll practice individually and then as a group. This song can be found in the text, Spotlight on...
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Sail Away, Ladies

For Teachers 4th
The class band practices and then plays the song, "Sail Away, Ladies." They work together to sing and clap out the song's rhythm and melody prior to playing their tutti instruments. The music for this lesson is found in the text,...
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El Tambor

For Teachers 6th
Before playing their Orff xylophones and percussion instruments, budding musicians learn the rhythm by clapping it. They clap along then use that same rhythm as they play their instruments. The song featured in this lesson plan can be...
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A la puerta del cielo

For Teachers 4th
The song played in this lesson requires numerous pattern changes. To help learners along, they are instructed to sing each part before it is played. Each part is practiced in small groups and then as an ensemble using Orff instruments...
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Night Herding Song

For Teachers 4th
Mirroring is the teaching technique used to instruct learners in this music lesson. They mirror the patted rhythm as it is done by the teacher, they work to create a rocking sound with the way they create rhythm and play their Orff...
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Allundé, Alluia

For Teachers 4th
Orff musical arrangements make learning how to play music snap. The class practices playing their instruments with a focus on melody, pitch, and rhythm. They sing and pat out the rhythms of the song, "Allunde, Alluia" prior to playing...
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For Teachers 4th
Playing percussive instruments is fun! It also helps kids understand music instruction, rhythm, and playing together. The class uses Orff instruments to practice, then performs the song, "Achshav." The songs for this and other lessons...
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Spring Has Come

For Teachers 3rd
Using their Orff instruments, your third graders can learn to play as a music ensemble. They work together and in small groups to practice melody, harmony, and rhythm for the song, "Spring Has Come." This lesson is intended for use with...