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138 resources with the concept music appreciation

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The Orchestra

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Elementary listeners learn about each section in the orchestra and the sounds they make. This would be a great introduction prior to a field trip or a visit from a real orchestra. Note: The audio does not appear to work. 
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Danse Macabre: Saint-Saëns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Assist your youngsters as they learn to visualize the story music can tell us. They listen to the piece "Danse Macabre" while viewing this slideshow. Each slide describes the key instrument and what creature of the dark it represents. A...
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Indonesian Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the wonderful world of Indonesian music. The purpose, instruments, and terminology that help define Javanese music is outlined in this simple slide show. Tip: Adding musical examples would greatly enhance this resource. 
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The Roots of Jazz

For Teachers 5th - 9th
This slide show introduces learners to the development of jazz. It quite briefly describes what influenced jazz music, jazz instruments, and Jazz in the early years. It also explains how jazz has influenced modern classical composers....
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Comparing Two Improvisations

For Students 6th - 8th
Jazz improvisation can be difficult to listen to for some music enthusiasts, however there are patterns and characteristics that can be analyzed. They use this Venn diagram to aid them in comparing two improvisational pieces, where they...
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Music Reader

For Students 4th - 6th
Music aficionados hone their skills by listening to music and then answering several questions intended to guide their experience. They analyze sound rhythm, pattern, and volume.
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The Virtuoso Phenomenon

For Students 9th - 12th
After reading the New York Times article "Virtuosos Becoming a Dime a Dozen," learners answer eight who, what, when, where, and why questions. They post their answers on the New York Times Education Blog. A fun way to get learners...
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Kazoo

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Children are naturally interested in musical instruments because they enjoy rhythm and sounds. An early exposure to instruments can enhance a child's knowledge, interest, and appreciation of music. Increase your young learners' knowledge...
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"Humor" Afro-American Symphony (Third Movement)

For Students 3rd - 5th
A fun way for young learners to explore music and their personal reaction to it, this worksheet includes a short reading passage about musician William Grant Still, a word scramble, a matching activity and two short writing prompts. Some...
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Hungarian Dance #5 by Johannes Brahms

For Students 5th - 6th
This music appreciation worksheet on "Hungarian Dance #5" by Johannes Brahms provides information about the composer and the piece. It also includes a "listening map", a music maze, and word scramble.
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Let's Get the Beat

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover music appreciation by performing several songs. In this rhythm lesson, 1st graders listen to the classic tune "Yankee Doodle" in class and identify where the beat is and how it stays steady throughout. Students...
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Beyond All Strung Out

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars explore performing arts by completing a quiz. In this stringed instrument activity, students identify the different instruments which belong in the family and view videos regarding their musical uses. Young scholars take...
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Music Math Card Game

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discover number sense by participating in a music manipulation activity. In this number value activity, students collaborate in small groups and utilize music note cards to create equations based on the value of a specific note....
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Music Reading Readiness

For Teachers 1st
First graders inquire about performing arts by conducting a musical performance in class. For this music appreciation lesson, 1st graders examine different sounds and identify their pitch, patterns and the instrument which created it....
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Composing Music

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars explore music appreciation by creating their own music pieces in class. In this music composition lesson, students collaborate in small groups with their instruments and compose a short song which they will play for class....
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Musical Sounds

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate music appreciation by completing worksheets. In this musical arts activity, students complete worksheets in which they identify different musical instruments, the sounds they make and the family of instruments they...
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Music Reading

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore music appreciation by identifying music rhythms and notes. In this music reading lesson, 5th graders discover the different musical scales and practice memorizing them in class. Students research music information...
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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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Getting Inside The Outsiders Through Music

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students listen to popular music of the 50's and 60's to make literature connections to The Outsiders. For this popular culture lesson, students evaluate and analyze various songs and connect them with the themes in the literature...
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Identifying Musical Instruments

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify different musical instruments.  In this music appreciation activity, 1st graders discover the different groups and sounds of instruments while learning their names as well.  Students write about an instrument they...
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Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein

For Students 4th - 5th
For this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein. Students read about the composer and the history and structure of the piece. Students then answer 5 questions and unscramble the names of...
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of Symphony No.8 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 10 questions.
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"Troika" From Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei Prokofiev

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Troika" from Lt. Kije Suiteby Sergei Prokofiev. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then...
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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to a recording of The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and complete...