A Composer Leads the Way

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What song is playing? A music activity focuses on composers throughout history, their famous works, and the instruments in each piece. As pupils complete the instructional activity they play a short game to review music theory terms.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign for homework during a unit on classical music or famous composers
  • Have small groups work together on the assignment in listening stations
  • Use as the beginning of a longer research project
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet to play audio clips
  • Link at the top of the page directs learners to the main website, then navigates them to the correct tab
  • Learners should have prior knowledge of composers and instrument families
  • Does not come with answer key, as student responses will vary
Pros

  • Addresses multiple music skills in one assignment
  • Easy to incorporate into music appreciation or social studies
Cons

  • None