Math

Instrument and Visual Appreciation of Art

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Kathy Smith

Students will learn to appreciate the beauty of the instruments in an orchestra, differentiate the sounds created by the instruments and relate the music to artwork Los Tres Musicos by Pablo Picasso, and the following exhibits at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum: The Guitar: Art, Artists and Artisans; The Power of Music - Photographic Portraits of Americans and their Musical Instruments 1860-1915.

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Effects of Consonance and Dissonance on Heart Rate

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Katie Warke, Kim Dodds

Students will listen to selections from musical compositions by Aaron Copland and Charles Ives. They will take their pulse after each piece and record the data in an Excel spreadsheet. Students will use a graphic organizer to record reactions to each piece. This will be used to illustrate the concept of consonance and dissonance. They will then use Excel to create one graph showing their pulse for each piece and another graph comparing their pulse to the class average for each piece.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5 6-8
SUBJECT
Math, Technology
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Copland, Ives
 
 
 

Beethoven's Barometer

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Leah Nellis

Students will have made visual and numerical representations of change by making aural observations of the musical dynamics of a recorded excerpt from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, first movement. They will record the data in a bar graph and make observations about the changes and effects, which they may apply as a storytelling device.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Adventures in Treble Clef

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Carmen Cobler

Through reading the story Freddy the Frog and the Thump in the Night by Sharon Burch, students will discover how to read music notes in the treble clef and then will learn to perform simple songs on xylophones.

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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Understanding Fractions Through Music

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Bonnie Redfern

Students understand the relationships between whole, halves, and quarters, and internalize the relationships between the parts through interaction with musical notation and rhythm.  Additionally, students will apply abstract thinking skills to process, read and create musical notations and compositions using their knowledge of fractions.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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The 20% of Beethoven

Posted Aug 16, 2009 by Scott Nielsen

Understanding that musical themes are the same even if they are played in different styles can help students understand that numbers maintain their same value even if they appear in different forms.

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6-8
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Meet the Families

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Emry Gensler Hromec Wojcik

Every orchestra is made up of families – four to be exact.  This lesson invites you to meet these wonderfully diverse familes and the members who make up the voice we hear at the symphony.

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