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    Bring an Orchestral Experience to Your Class

    Bring an Orchestral Experience to Your Class
    Music can be a great way to connect students of all backgrounds. "Play Music" is a site where students can explore and interact with music. Students can visit Carnegie Hall for listening adventures, take a seat in the orchestra and listen to and learn about the different sections and sounds of the orchestra, try writing their own music, learn about the ...
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    3-5: Exploring the Families of Instruments

    Students will learn about the families of instruments and conclude the lesson by constructing a model instrument from one of the families studied. A lesson plan for Grades 3–4 Music Education h4. Learning outcomes The students should learn how each of the four (Five counting keyboards) families of instruments make or create the family specific sounds. Students will also make a ...
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    3-5: A Ram Sam Sam: A Moroccan Tune with a Twist

    Students will enjoy singing, playing rhythm instuments, reading notations, and performing a Moroccan tune in two different musical styles on student keyboards. A lesson plan for Grades 3–4 Music Education h4. Students will: * play triangles and rhythm sticks while singing a binary song. * identify AB form. * transfer simple patterns to the student keyboards. * read musical notation and ...
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    3-5: Rhythm Beginnings

    This lesson plan introduces the terms beat, steady beat, and tempo for the first day of rhythm work. A lesson plan for Grades 3–4 Music Education h4. Students will: * differentiate between steady and unsteady beats. * learn the term tempo and walk in time. *_Time required for lesson: 40 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources piano or recorded music and a music player ...
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    3-5: Student Composers with Music Ace!

    Students will use the Doodle Pad(TM) component of Music Ace (TM)to create short compositions. Preparation will include some brief rules to allow success for young composers. A lesson plan for Grades 3–4 Music Education h4. Students will: * learn basic compositional rules. * compose brief (six or more measures) songs following a specific set of guidelines. * listen to the work ...
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    K-5: Dem Dry Bones Take Form

    This lesson introduces musical form (ABC) by using the song "Dry Bones." A lesson plan for Grades 2–3 Music Education h4. Learning outcomes The students will learn musical form through movement. *_Time required for lesson: 35 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources Music to "Dem Dry Bones" (recording optional) paper cut outs of a head, body, and legs (a skeleton would work well here) ...
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    K-2: Create a Music Carnival

    This is a lesson in which the students will combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, and tone color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They will use "Carnival of the Animals", by Saint-Saens, and "Peter and the Wolf", by Prokofiev, for comparisons. A lesson plan for Grade 2 Dance Arts Education, English Language Arts and Music Education h4. ...
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    K-2: Dino-Rhythms

    Students will read rhythm notations written on dinosaur shapes, discover how to play two digit number patterns, create their own rhythm patterns and play rhythms on unpitched percussion instruments. A lesson plan for Grade 2 English Language Arts and Music Education h4. Students will: * read rhythm notation using quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests. * combine 2 four-beat rhythms. ...
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    K-2: "Eggs-tra" Special Sounds

    K-2: "Eggs-tra" Special Sounds
    Students will identify, compare, and classify the sounds made by plastic eggs filled with rice, pebbles, and salt. They will graph the results of their discoveries. They will then compose and tape sound pieces illustrating dynamic levels they discovered. Finally they will construct their own "maraca" using plastic eggs. A lesson plan for Grades 1–2 Music Education h4. Students will: * ...
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    K-2: Instruments in action

    Students will demonstrate mastery of eight measures of four beats by speaking, moving and playing. They will classify instruments metals, woods, scrapers, ringers, shakers, etc. A lesson plan for Grades 1–2 Music Education h4. Students will: * read the eight measures with others and alone, and demonstrate them using locomotor and nonlocomotor movements. * classify instruments according to categories such as ...
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    K-2: Musical mountain

    Students will learn to hear the differences between low, middle, and high pitches. They will be able to visualize these differences by looking at the low, middle, and high points of a mountain. A lesson plan for Grades 1–2 Music Education h4. Students will: * be introduced to the concept of pitch and pitch notation. * hear and understand the differences ...
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    K-2: Notating a Rainy Day

    Using manipulatives, students will notate a familiar song. A lesson plan for Grade 2 Music Education h4. Learning outcomes Using Solfege, Kodaly hand signals, and manipulatives, students will learn to notate rhythmically and melodically mi, sol, and la on a partial staff. Students will compose their own music using mi, sol, la. *_Time required for lesson: 90 Minutes_* h4. Materials/resources * ...
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    K-2: The Second Grade World of Louis Armstrong

    Second grade students will explore the music of Louis Armstrong via booktalks, compact disc recordings, digital video disc recordings, and may pursue internet web-questing through Marco Polo (http://www.marcopolo-education.org) and http://www.redhotjazz.com as a bonus! A lesson plan for Grade 2 English Language Arts and Music Education h4. Students will learn: * the life history of Louis Armstrong that influenced his music. * ...
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    3-5: Rondo with B-A-G

    Students will read letter and rhythmic notation of the song "Hot Cross Buns," compose a phrase using notes B,A,G, and perform the song as the "A" section of a rondo form. A lesson plan for Grades 3–5 Music Education h4. Students will: * play "Hot Cross Buns" on melody bells using letter and rhythm notation. * compose a new phrase to ...
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    K-5: Experience ABA Form

    This lesson will help students understand ABA Form. Through listening activities, they will be able to distinguish the "A" section from the "B" section and the return of the "A" section. Other activities will also be used for illustration. A lesson plan for Grades 1–5 Music Education h4. Students will: * understand the concept of ABA form. * distinguish the "A" ...
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    3-5: Call and Response Singing

    This lesson is a study of call and response singing, especially as it relates to African-American spirituals. A lesson plan for Grades 4–5 Music Education h4. Learning outcomes The students will demonstrate their knowledge of call and response singing through class discussion and by their written answers on the listening guide. *_Time required for lesson: 45.00 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources Printed listening ...
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    6-8: Wild and Wacky Warmups

    The lesson describes choral music warmups for improving singing posture, breath control, vowel placement, and rhythmic reading skills. Basic sightreading skills are reviewed and reinforced to enhance independent musicianship. A lesson plan for Grades 6–8 Music Education h4. Students will: * demonstrate proper posture for singing as previously learned. * continue to build upon classical vocal skills, such as proper Latin ...
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    8-12: What Key Am I In Anyway?

    Students will acquire the steps necessary to determine the names of major key signatures. A lesson plan for Grades 8–12 Instrumental Music I and Vocal Music I h4. Learning outcomes The students will demonstrate the ability to determine the name of any major key signature. *_Time required for lesson: 45 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources Students will need a pencil, the handout What ...
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    6-12: A Renaissance of Jazz and Poetry

    The Harlem Renaissance was the birth of a creative plethora in all fields of art for African Americans. The poetry and jazz composed during or inspired by this era naturally complemented each other. Furthermore, many of the themes from the musical and literary worlds are universal and provide a great lesson on how two different works can have a parallel theme. ...
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    6-8: Meter Madness

    The students will identify 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures. They will also identify the down-beat and begin to understand conducting patterns. A lesson plan for Grades 6–8 Music Education *_Time required for lesson: 45 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources A recorded piece of music in the three different meters: 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 A bucket of tennis balls h4. Technology resources A ...
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