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138 resources with the concept music appreciation

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The Princess and the Frog

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the sounds of New Orleans jazz, its origins, and its influences. For this jazz music lesson, students listen to various jazz songs and discuss the songs. Students use the worksheet 'Jazz: the Universal Language' to study...
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People, Music, and Culture

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders sing, play, and listen to music from other cultures. In this cultural appreciation instructional activity, 4th graders compare and contrast the music of other cultures. As a culminating activity, students invent their own...
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Fanfare For the Common Man by Aaron Copland

For Students 4th - 6th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the structure and history of the piece. Students answer 6 questions about the difference between a...
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"Galop" From The Comedians Suite by Dmitri Kabalevsky

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music appreciation activity, students listen to "Galop" from The Comedians Suite by Dmitri Kabalevsky. Students read about the composer and the piece and follow a listening map. Students complete a crossword puzzle about...
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"Golliwog's Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to "Golliwog's Cakewalk" from Children's Corner Suite by Claude Debussy. Students read about the composer and the piece and answer 5 questions.
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"In the Hall of the Mountain King" From Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation worksheet, students listen to In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg. Students read about the composer and the piece before answering one question.
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"Hoe-Down" From Rodeo by Aaron Copland

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music appreciation instructional activity, learners listen to "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. Students read about the composer and the piece and answer 5 questions and draw what they hear in the music.
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William Walton [1902-1983] LAM 102

For Students 9th - 12th
In this music activity, students answer the questions that are based upon the influences upon the composition of the piece of music.
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Opera

For Students 4th - 7th
In this musical opera instructional activity, students fill in seventeen blanks from a word bank that describes the process of an opera and the roles found within each character.
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Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles; Le Martequ sans Maitre, Boulez

For Students 9th - 10th
In this music learning exercise, students analyze two songs. They write about the structure of the music, including such elements as tonal structure and chording. Students respond to questions about the musical background of the...
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Read Aloud/ Narrative Analysis

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read passages of Koya's Cousin Del before answering questions in a discussion setting. They listen to a variety of musical pieces before detailing how the music makes them feel in a short piece of writing. They share their...
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades 3-4 / Lesson 3)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the expression of mood through music and visual art. They listen to a piece by Mussorgsky, discuss the events in the musical piece, and map out the events in the music with drawings.
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Rocky music

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars use a variety of rocks and other miscellaneous items to use in conjunction with the rocks to produce a variety of sounds.
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The Art of Improvisation: Rova Saxophone Quartet

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study the ideas of free jazz and improvisation. In this music analysis lesson, students read about the Rova Saxophone Quartet and learn about the art of improvisation. Students discuss and practice the methodology to the music...
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Meet Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students listen to music and review instruments of the orchestra. They explore musical terms, solo, texture and theme of the music and discuss other features of the music. Students research and discuss the life of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 1)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners examine theme, tempo, and musical mood through the exploration of 'Flight of the Bumblebee'. They discuss the theme, role-play bees while listening to the music, list title variations, and simulate a variation.
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 3)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students demonstrate the events and feelings of spring through movement. They listen to and discuss Vivaldi's 'Spring,' from The Four Seasons, and act out the events in the music.
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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 5)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the classical music excerpt, 'Sunrise,' by Maurice Ravel. They listen to the excerpt, analyze the musical piece, participate in a visualization, and create an illustration of the sunrise depicted in the music.