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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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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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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
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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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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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PK-2
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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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3-5
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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
 
 
 

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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Graphing Beethoven's Emotions

Posted Apr 30, 2010 by Tammy Chapman

Students will discuss emotion words. They will look up synonyms for emotion words. They will then listen to the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and discuss the emotions they hear. Discussion about instrument families and dynamics will take place to help students decide why the song gives certain emotions. After several times listening to the music students will create a graph of the emotions they hear in the music.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
SUBJECT
Language Arts, Math
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Rational Mozart

Posted Jul 06, 2011 by Grace Rhee

Students will become familiar with the value of each musical note from a whole note to a 16th note and be able to write out their value in terms of fractions, decimals and percents. They will convert between fractions, decimals and percents and be able to state the relationship between them.

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GRADE LEVEL
6-8
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Rhythm
 
 
 

A Carnival of Animals and Children

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kathy Davis

This lesson is designed to teach positional, directional and spatial skills, social skills, large motor skills, creative skills, and oral vocabulary using the "Aquarium" movement from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint- Saëns. The lesson is designed specifically to teach early childhood developmentally delayed students but can the challenge can easily be increased to make it appropriate for older grades or ELL classes.
 

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GRADE LEVEL
PK-2
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Does the Music Add Up?

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Alice Pettit

Students will understand the relationship between musical notes and fractional parts. They will become familiar with the concept of equivalent fractions. They will understand the importance of finding common denominators prior to adding fractions.

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3-5
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Music: It’s a Matter of Opinion

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Stefanie Perkins-DeMoulin

This lesson utilizes Classical and Disco music to teach about Beethoven's life while integrating many language arts standards at the same time. Music, art, and math were also incorporated into the theme unit. The main objective of this unit is to teach fact and opinion. There is no right or wrong answer to what makes music, music. It's a matter of opinion.

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