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Piano Dust Buster - Song Game

For Students K - Higher Ed
Piano practice has never been so fun! Cleverly scaffolded piano practice sessions lead to performances, all of which earn the player points. The app has a digital keyboard for playing when you're on the go, or enable the acoustic piano...
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Exploring Pentatonic Scales

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
What better way to teach pentatonic scales than to have them playing while you define them? This slide-show includes simple yet correct descriptions of five note scales in C, G, and F major as well as examples for learners to hear. 
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Piano Lessons - Beginning Chords

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Now that you're becoming more familiar with the piano, learn beginning chords and play "Mary Had a Little Lamb!" Consider writing down the chord pattern (or printing it off line) before attempting to follow along with the video.
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Piano Lessons - Coordinating Your Left and Right Hands

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learn your first piano scale! Focus on hand placement and moving your right and left hands in coordination. Consider watching this video all the way through before attempting to follow along on your piano; it could be a tad confusing!
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Piano Lessons - Intro To The Keyboard

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Jump right to it! Learn the parts of the keyboard, and start playing almost immediately! Hand placement and beginning notes are also covered. This is a great introduction if you're teaching how to play the piano.
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Piano Lessons - Playing Right Hand Melodies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Play a song without even realizing it! Notes for "When the Saints Go Marching In" are demonstrated, but consider fast-forwarding the video until the time reads 5:12, so you can have a copy by your side. This is part one of two.
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Piano Lessons - Playing Left Hand Melodies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Now that you've learned "When the Saints Go Marching In" on your right hand, learn it on your left! Take out the copy of your notes and start practicing!
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Piano Lessons - Playing Major & Minor Chords

For Teachers 5th - 12th
You've already started playing melodies on your left and right hands, now it's time to play major and minor chords! This video provides clear demonstrations and allows you the opportunity to practice along.
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Piano Lessons - Left Hand Bass Notes & Right Hand Melodies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Review "When the Saints Go Marching In" on your right hand and incorporate some notes with your left hand. If you can master this, you're ready for more complex songs!
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The Dynamic William Tell Music Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify piano and forte dynamics while listening to William Tell Overture by Rossini.
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What's the Difference?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the differences between acoustic and digital pianos. In this music lesson, students listen to an acoustic piano and digital piano. Young scholars play both types of pianos and discuss the differences.
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Dynamic Fun!

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore musical dynamics.  In this music instructional activity, students define musical terms that relate to dynamics.  Students sing "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" and apply the written dynamics to their singing voices. Students use...
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Finding the Dynamics Key

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the concept of dynamics in music. They distinguish between the different dynamics markings in music. Students participate in a singing game in which they distinguish each of the dynamics markings. They identify...
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Which One is Forte and Which One is Piano?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils distinguish between forte (loud) and piano (soft).
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore where a melody and melody fragments enter different voice parts, and adjusts dynamically to enable the listener to perceive these events. Each student uses a rubric to make critical evaluations of the performances.
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For Teachers 2nd
Second graders become familiar with appearance and characteristic sound of piano, identify piano as part of percussion family, find middle C on the keyboard, observe scale, chord, and "broken" chord, and listen to a well-known classical...
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A Noteworthy Call

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write their home phone number using notes, then come up and play their phone numbers on a piano.
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Performing Gospel Music (Keyboard or Piano)

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music worksheet, learners learn to play a piece of gospel music called "Siyahamba" on the piano or keyboard. Students examine the musical notes written on the staffs and read the helpful hits in the margins. Piano knowledge is...
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For Teachers K
Students identify what melody is and the different value and pitches in songs with similar notes previously sang in class. Then they apply this knowledge to a new song learned by echo singing. Students also listen for a starting pitch...
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The Muffin Man!!!

For Teachers 1st
First graders distinguish between the musical terms crescendo, decrescendo, piano and forte. They interpret and analyze when music is getting louder and softer. Students sing "The Muffin Man" song. They are introduced to loud and soft...