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    6-8: Name that Tune!

    This is a student/parent assignment. The students will perform selected lines from their band method books, and their parents (or responsible adults) will listen and try to name the tune. A lesson plan for Grade 6 Music Education h4. Learning outcomes Using your preferred band method book, you will choose 10-12 recognizable tunes that the students can perform for their parents. ...
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    Shapely Compositions

    Students will compose four measures of music using shapes to denote the quarter and eighth notes. The individual compositions are combined to make a longer piece of music that students enjoy playing on rhythm instruments. *_A lesson plan for Grade 1 Music Education_* Students will: * compose and notate simple rhythms using shapes. * successfully play the rhythms individually and in ...
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    Music Reading Railroad

    Students will learn to read quarter notes, rests and repeat signs using a traditional folk song. *_A lesson plan for Grade 1 Music Education_* Students will: * learn "I've Been Working On The Railroad." * learn quarter notes, quarter rests, and repeat signs. *_Time required for lesson:40 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources * Overheads or chart with the lyrics to "I've Been Working ...
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    Marc Brown Author Study : Arthur's Nose

    Using the book Arthur's Nose by Marc Brown students will respond to the story through art, music, and in written form. *_A lesson plan for Grade 1 English Language Arts, Music Education and Visual Arts Education_* Student's will: * -compare/contrast the way Arthur looks on the cover of the book to the way Arthur looks today. * -listen to and comprehend ...
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    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_* 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 ringers, ...
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    High and Low Bears

    This is a lesson that introduces and reinforces the music concept of pitch. *_A lesson plan for Grade 1 Music Education_* Students will: * tell the difference in low, medium, and high pitches. * sing low, medium and high pitches. * hear and reproduce low, medium and high pitches using the tone bars. *_Time required for lesson: 45 minutes_* h4. Materials/resources ...
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    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. Learning outcomes Students will: * understand the concept of ABA form. * distinguish ...
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    "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. Learning outcomes Students ...
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    Rhythm Stars

    This lesson will introduce the main components of rhythm: quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes. *_A lesson plan for Grades K–1 Music Education_* h4. Learning outcomes Students should learn to hear, recognize, identify, read, clap, play, compose, and write rhythms using quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes. *_This unit usually takes 8–9 weeks of class, 35 minutes a week._* h4. Materials/resources * Stars ...
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    Our Class Band

    In this lesson students will play percussion instruments that have been divided into four groups: Drums, Woods, Metals and Shakers/Scrapers. They will perform a song sung to the tune of 'Old MacDonald had a Farm' and perform the instruments of these groups. *_A lesson plan for Grades K–1 Music Education_* h4. Learning outcomes Students will play a percussion instrument from each ...
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    Animal Movements

    Students will move like the animal they hear described in the music. A lesson plan for Kindergarten Dance Arts Education and Music Education Students will: * listen to music. * move like they think the animal would move. * show awareness of space. * demonstrate discipline in movement. * demonstrate awareness of movement to music. Time required for lesson:45 minutes h4. ...
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    Classical Music in the Classroom

    While there are many studies that debate whether or not listening to classical music improves test scores or helps students learn, one undisputed fact remains: classical music is here to stay! We find classical music in movies, on television, and it even lends itself to today's popular music. It has a variety of classroom applications from art to math. h4. Creative ...
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    Family of Instruments

    Grade level: 6-8 h4. Objective: To inform the students on the different families of instruments. h4. Resources: Poster board, art utensils, Internet, books. h4. Teacher Preparation: To put the webliography on the overhead, assign students to their groups, and families of instruments. h4. Procedure: Lesson One: To have them go into the computer lab and search on a couple of these ...
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    Slur, Ties and Phrases for Lower Brass Instruments

    Submitted by: Mrs. Carroll Grade level: 6-8 h4. Objective: Students will be able to: Slur at least two notes on either the trombone or the euphonium. Trombone slurs will be articulated with a ?thoo.? Explain through words and without words, what a slur is. Explain through words and without words what a tie is. Recognize a slur marking and be able ...
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    Keeping Students Engaged in Music

    Keeping Students Engaged in Music
    I have been a music teacher for eight years. To keep my teaching fresh and exciting, I also need to perform as a musician, actor and dancer each day. Early in my teaching career, I realized that this was important in order to engage students in my lessons. In essence, I started doing some shtick. The kids remembered my shtick so ...
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    Pitch-er Perfect

    Pitch-er Perfect
    Art/Music This simple art activity helps teach children about relative pitch and reading music When children learn that they can create, read and perform music on their own, a door is opened to learning and enjoyment. Combining music and art in this lesson can foster the development of the creative mind – and introduce children to the concepts of differing pitches ...
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    Garage Band Introduction

    Garage Band is a program that comes on Macintosh computers. It lends itself to many uses, both in the music classroom, computer class and general classroom. h4. Music Classroom Uses With No Additional Equipment h4. 1. Record Live Music Create a new project. It doesn't matter what tempo or key if you're recording live music. You do, however, want to turn ...
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    Freeze Dance

    This is an easy filler if you finish up your lesson early (or the classroom teacher is late picking up their class.) I play the piano or guitar, but any instrument will do. If you don't play an instrument, you can play a CD. Students are free to dance around the room without coming in contact with other students while the ...
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    How Do Instruments Make Sound?

    Objective: Students will classify instruments by the way they produce sound. Grade: This is appropriate for 1-3. Materials: Collect as many pictures of instruments as possible. Have many instruments handy to view and play. Butcher paper & marker Stickers (3 different kinds) Procedures: Have students name as many instruments as they can and write them all on the butcher paper on ...
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    Introduction to Bach

    Introduction to Bach
    h4. Subject: Bach h4. Lesson Duration: 3 classes (40 minutes each) h4. Materials: Bach's Fight for Freedom I love introducing young children to the classics, and Bach is one of my favorites. I use this lesson with third graders, but it could be adapted to work for other ages. h4. Lesson 1: I start the class by placing a large picture ...
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