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111 resources with the concept music appreciation

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Musical Sounds

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate music appreciation by completing worksheets. In this musical arts lesson, 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. In this popular culture lesson, students evaluate and analyze various songs and connect them with the themes in the literature related...
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Identifying Musical Instruments

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify different musical instruments.  In this music appreciation lesson, 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
In 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 learning exercise, 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 learning exercise, 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...
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The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, 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 a...
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"Turkish Rondo" From Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to "Turkish Rondo" from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Students read about the composer and the piece. Students follow a "listening map" and complete a...
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"Gnomes" From Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

For Students 4th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, learners listen to a recording of "Gnomes" from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Learners answer 5 questions...
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"Triumphal March" From Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

For Students 5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Triumphal March" from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then...
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"Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin

For Students 4th - 5th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, learners listen to a recording of "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Learners answer 5 questions and then complete a word...
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"Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos by Zoltan Kodaly

For Students 5th - 6th
Young musicians follow a colorful map that helps them identify the various themes as they listen to a recording of the rondo "Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos by Zoltan Kodaly. The activity includes information about Kodaly.
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"Marche Militaire" by Franz Shubert

For Students 4th - 6th
In this music appreciation activity, students listen to Marche Militaire by Franz Shubert. Students read about the composer and the piece and complete a one page activity sheet about the music.
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"Gigue" From Suite in D by Philipp Telemann

For Students 4th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to "Gigue" from Suite in D by Philipp Telemann. Students read about the composer and the piece and complete a 14 word crossword puzzle.
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A Musical Textures Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students identify textures in music. In this music appreciation instructional activity, students listen to a variety of classical music pieces and identify components of musical textures including monophony, homophony, polyphony, and...
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Kodaly Hand Signs Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Kodaly hands signs let singers see elements of music like pitch and tonal function. After practicing the signs, choir members engage in a game that requires individuals to sing and sign a pitch.
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Mozart and Music

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders experience performing arts by participating in a music performance. In this music history lesson, 5th graders practice playing notes on an instrument in class and discuss the challenges associated with making music....
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Cover the Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore U.S. history by listening to musical pieces in class. In this Civil War era lesson, students discuss the types of musical instruments that were available to soldiers during the war and the themes of their songs. Students...
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Singin' Around the Year

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore performing arts by singing with their class. For this music appreciation lesson, students collaborate in groups to read and sing songs based on specific holidays such as the Fourth of July or Christmas. Students define...
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The Music and Message of Lauryn Hill

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students explore the music of artist Lauryn Hill and analyze the way she uses her music in a socially responsible manner. In this music artist lesson plan, students read the lyrics to Hill's songs and listen to some example songs....
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Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders read lyrics for "My Hometown" and complete a worksheet to identify setting and tone in the song. In this Romanticism lesson, 12th graders read Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by Wordsworth and discuss the...
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Point of View - Sharing a Perspective on Music

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students share their perspective about music. In this music perspective lesson, students complete a music notes handout and watch a segment of a band playing the "St. Louis Blues." Students write a critique of the music they just heard...