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130 resources with the keyterm singing

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A Tempo Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Allegro, largo, vivo, and andante, it's tempo time! As the metronome ticks off a variety of tempos, budding musicians work to identify them. They then create and perform a musical, singing, or movement piece which demonstrates each type...
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A Musical Dynamics Activity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Dynamics are elements of music that indicate how a piece is to be played or sung. Budding musicians practice musical dynamics by singing in small groups. The teacher indicates the dynamic (or how) the song is to be performed and pupils...
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Kindergarten Music Lesson

For Teachers K
Singing, clapping, moving up and down with the melody, it all sounds like a great music instructional activity. Kinder-musicians sing three different songs to practice memory, speaking, and movement skills. They'll move to the melody,...
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Arts and culture: Music-to sing a round

For Teachers 6th
Singing in a round can be a lot of fun and apparently conveys the concept of musical phrasing and melody. Budding musicians sing three South African songs as rounds. They discuss cultural diversity and musical concepts such as timbre,...
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The Tango

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the music of Buenos Aires as they hear and then dance the Tango. They practice basic Tango rhythm, learn to sing the song, "Any Turkey can Tango," then practice a few Tango-riffic dance steps with a partner. What a...
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General Music: Grades 4 & 5

For Teachers 4th - 5th
The story behind the Star Spangled Banner sets off this singing and music lesson. Emergent singers study facts about Francis Scott Key and his famous song, they then discuss and practice singing the first verse paying close attention to...
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Alleluia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Singers practice perfecting the song, Alleluia. They focus on singing techniques, style, phrasing, and working with syncopation. This lesson is a microteahing lesson and includes a warm up and vocal exercises. 
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The Affect of Music on Visual Images

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider cross-curricular connections between social studies, singing, and current events. They listen to the song, "I Can't Cry Hard Enough." view scenes from September 11, then create presentations using images, a...
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Mexican Culture “La Raspa”

For Teachers 1st
Here are three lessons that work together to engage learners in a cultural and musical exploration. In lesson one the listen to the Mexican folk song, "La Raspa" and discuss cultural context. In lesson two they dance along to both "La...
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Elementary Music Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Hey Macarena! Third graders keep time while they sing a Latin Folk Song. To practice keeping a steady rhythm and singing in pitch, the class sings the Folk Song together and in a round while keeping a beat. They then learn to do the...
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Kindergarten Music Time

For Teachers K
Little ones are led through a series of rhythmic songs and chants while they march, clap, and use their tummies as percussive instruments. They work on singing in pitch, chunking, and keeping a steady beat. 
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Strega Nona: Retell Song Lyrics

For Students K - 2nd
Need a fun way to retell a great story? Here are song lyrics that retell the Tomi De Palo classic, Strega Nona. There are two songs, the first tells the story of Strega Nona (sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?") and the second warns...
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Jewish Folk Song: Ya Ba Bom

For Teachers 9th
Singing is a wonderful way to express an idea of any kind. This lesson is written expressly for use in directing a high school chorus. They work on using four-part harmony, expression, and melodic intervals while singing a Jewish folk...
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Grade 2: Music/Valentine's Day

For Teachers 2nd
Play and sing a Valentine's song with your second graders. They'll follow along allow as you demonstrate how to sing and keep a steady beat on non-pitched percussive instruments. While the music lesson has a Valentine theme, that theme...
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Lesson: American Idyll

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Using the painting, Childhood Idyll for inspiration, learners reflect on things that are idealized. They focus in on pop music and pop idols, write a song, and perform it in front of the class, American Idol style.
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Sail Away, Ladies

For Teachers 4th
The class band practices and then plays the song, "Sail Away, Ladies." They work together to sing and clap out the song's rhythm and melody prior to playing their tutti instruments. The music for this lesson is found in the text,...
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A la puerta del cielo

For Teachers 4th
The song played in this lesson plan 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...
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Singing: Mi, So, La

For Teachers K
Little ones learn the tones mi, so, and la by singing an answer to a sung question. They play a name game to identify beat, then discuss songs with no beat. If there is time during this musical instruction activity, they dance about the...
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Learning AB Form: Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third grade musicians play Orff instruments while they learn about the AB Form. First they learn part A of a song, then they listen to when the song changes. After they understand the concept of AB form, they learn to play part B. Note:...
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Engine Engine Number Nine: Music

For Teachers 2nd
Use this Orff orchestration for learners in the second grade. Kids line up like a train while singing the song, "Engine Engine Number Nine" and playing their Orff instruments. This musical arrangement is intended for use with sand...
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Singing: "I Mailed Myself to You"

For Teachers 1st
Keeping a steady beat, singing soft, loud, and in unison - sounds like music class to me! First graders practice these skills while listening to the song, "I Mailed Myself to You" for Valentine's Day. This is a simple and age appropriate...
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Halloween Sing Along

For Teachers 1st
First graders get ready for Halloween while engaging in a spirited sing-along. They sing the song "Halloween" along with the teacher as they clap to keep rhythm with the music. Note: This song or song lyrics are not included. 
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Hello Girls

For Teachers 9th
Ninth grade girls get together to sing the song Hello Girls. They warm up with common voice exercises then work to maintain melody, harmony, pitch and tone. 
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Parents in a Pigpen?!

For Students K - 2nd
Like reading, music stimulates multiple parts of the brain. After reading the story, Parents in a Pigpen, Pigs in a Bathtub, learners will practice story retelling by singing this song. These lyrics are intended to accompany the story...