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39 resources with the keyterm playing music

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Teaching Improvisation to Young Students in a Music Technology Lab Using a Sequencer

For Teachers 4th - 7th
You'll need to be a little tech savvy to teach this music lesson. Pupils will attempt to play along with an accompaniment piece you've created using music software. They will be assessed on their performance and ability to identify and...
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Reviewing Good Playing Habits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The string section of your school orchestra can get a proper form make-over by incorporating this lesson plan. They reestablish proper playing form, posture, and sound as they compose an essay on how to maintain good playing habits...
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Sight-Reading Music

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part of learning to play music is learning to read music. Young musicians practice the techniques needed to become strong sight readers. They learn to keep their eyes ahead, scan the sheet music, and play each piece thoughtfully. 
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Independent Harmonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Independent harmonies, homophonic music, intervals, and melody are all part of music theory and practice. Prepare your budding musicians for the big time with these activities focused on playing with accompaniment. This lesson plan is...
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Star Spangled Banner: For Orchestra

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice playing "The Star Spangled Banner" while focusing on phrasing. They work with the instructor to mark the lyrics and music, then play the song using the phrasing indicated. Several cross-curricular  extension...
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Focus on Harmony

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Harmony is the focus of this band instructional activity. Upper graders play the Star Spangled Banner, while focusing on harmony, chords, and musical voice. This instructional activity includes several suggested cross-curricular activities.
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Focus on Form

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young musicians discuss musical form found in the song, The Star Spangled Banner. They review their parts for the song then practice playing it as a group. Cross-curricular activity suggestions are included.
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 2nd
When we play music, we count beats both high and low. This introductory music activity explores tempo and rhythm. Learners will follow along as they clap to the beat, they clap high in the air and low. A very good introductory lesson.
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Musical Terms

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Are you starting a recorder lesson with your elementary students? Use this helpful slide-show, perfect for introducing basic music terms such as tempo, dynamics, pitch, and duration. Each slide provides a definition and example of the...
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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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"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"

For Students 7th - 12th
Mozart was an amazing composer and "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" was one of his best-loved orchestral pieces. This handout provides a brief description of the instruments for which it was written, and how each section and part should be...
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Home Music Practice Checklists

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Music is great, but in order to play really well, you have to practice. Here is a printable checklist that will help your music young scholars remember to practice playing their instruments everyday. The daily practice reminder includes...
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Band On Line

For Teachers 6th
In 1996, using the Internet to enhance learning was a new innovation. While the instructional activity here is a bit outdated, it could still provide a basic understanding of how technology can enhance music appreciation. Members of the...
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Harmony with Drones

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A drone is the simplest of all harmonies, you'll play or sing an example and your class will follow along. They listen to, and then play or sing drones. Two pieces containing drones are included for you to print, pass out, and play.
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Play Music in a Rhythmic Manner

For Teachers 5th
A big part of reading notes is knowing the counts or beats they represent. Fifth graders say, "Clap," then play the musical notes, paying close attention to the length of time each one is held or played. Sheet music for the rhythmic song...
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The Carnival is Coming

For Teachers 5th
Your musicians need to practice before they can play like masters. They'll practice by singing and clapping out the musical patterns, rhythms, and harmony for the song "The Carnival Is Coming." They will then play this song on their...
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Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use their tutti instruments and voice to play the song, Joshua FIt the Battle of Jericho. They rehearse the song's rhythm, pitch, and form in small groups then as a class music ensemble. The sheet music for this song can be...
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Hill an' Gully

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders will practice pitch, harmony, form, rhythm, and syncopation by singing, clapping, and beating music patterns on their tutti instruments. They do this and then practice the song, "Hill an' Gully" found in the text, Spotlight...
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Que IIueva or It's Raining

For Teachers 3rd
Get out your Orff instruments and the text, Spotlight on Music, it's time to instruct the class in playing and performing music. They'll practice pitch, rhythm, and harmony by clapping and singing, then apply what they've learned as they...
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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 can be found...
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Johnson Boys

For Teachers 4th
Get out those Orff instruments, because your class is going to play the song, "Johnson Boys." They practice rhythm and pitch by clapping along with the teacher, then use their instruments to play the song in small groups and as an...
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Cotton-Eye Joe

For Teachers 4th
Using or switching from left to right hand when playing any instrument is a skill that needs a lot of practice. Kids practice clapping and switching hands while they play the song, "Cotton-Eye Joe" on their Orff instruments. 
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Li'l Liza Jane

For Teachers 4th
The xylephone, metalaphone, and glockenspiel are used to play the song, "Li’l ’Liza Jane" found in the text, Spotlight on Music. Learners are instructed to focus on rhythm, pitch, and form as the practice playing their Orff instruements.
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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...