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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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Which Instrument Are You?

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Bonnie Redfern

To accomplish goals, members of families must cooperate, just as members of the orchestra must cooperate to create beautiful music. Similarly, students in a classroom have similar constructs; everyone must do their best for themselves as well as for the good of the whole.  This lesson helps students understand that an orchestra, a family and a classroom must work together to accomplish great things.

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Music Reflects History

Posted Aug 13, 2009 by Anita Ullner

Music can help us learn about history!  This lesson demonstrates to your students how music of the Baroque period reflects the importance of the institutions of State and Church, and the influence both had on the work of each composer.

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This is Tempo!

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Sherrie Matic

This is Tempo gives students the skills and knowledge to listen to music in a new way.  With their new special vocabulary to define the speed of music, they can actually analyze and create music using their new skills.

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3-5
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Copland and Ellington

Posted Aug 15, 2009 by Sherrie Matic

Why do two composers from the same period of history compose different music?  Students will gain an understanding of how culture and history influences music as they analyze and compare the music of Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington, and learn how these composers used special sounds to enhance their music.

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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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3-5
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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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Adding Music to Oklahoma History

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Tammy Chapman

Students will use the San Francisco Symphony's kids website - sfskids.org - to choose music that supports the events and people associated with the history of Oklahoma, such as Native Americans, explorers and exploration, Civil War, Trail of Tears, Land Run, and farmers and ranchers. Students will write two or three sentences to explain and support their selection of music. In small groups, students will create a statue or tableau depicting one of the events. Students will perform their statue or tableau for the class with their musical selection as a background.

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Emotions in Music

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Kate Sequeia

Music can portray and evoke emotions. What musical elements do you hear that make you feel a certain way? How does the composer use these elements to portray emotion? Students will listen to a musical selection and brainstorm the feelings it evokes, and then move into a writing activity about that emotion.

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Tempo in Your Feet

Posted Dec 21, 2010 by Jessica Grant

Students will be able to name and describe the following tempo markings: adagio, andante, moderato, allegro, and presto. They will be able to move kinesthetically at each named tempo, and be able to identify the tempo of a piece of music they hear by moving to the rhythm.

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PK-2 3-5
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Native American Music and Rhythm

Posted Apr 19, 2011 by Nicole Dissinger

Students will understand the basics of rhythm and its correlation with Native American music. They will also create their own Native American and know how to develop their own rhythm.

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PK-2
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