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Fall Foliage Music Composition Lesson Plan

Fall Foliage Music Composition Lesson Plan

Students will compose an instrumental piece (for elementary school) or a song with lyrics and melody (middle school), using a step-by-step guide, celebrating Fall. Leaf template provided to make either a shaped composition (Concrete Poem) or to add to a wall display, bulletin board for presentation. Within 2-4 lessons, elementary school students will compose a song. In the process the student will: • Explore visual connectors between falling leaves and “falling” (descending) melodic line • Explore high to low in pitch • Use a treble staff plotting high to low lines • Learn line notes or space notes on the treble staff • Perform with attention to mood, color, tempo to reflect falling leaves Within 2-4 lessons, middle school students will compose a song. In the process the student will: • Explore “synonyms” • Plan a poem • Connect the “self” to the poem • Scan a poem for stressed syllables • Identify the pulse of the poem • Segment the poem to segment into measures • Rework a poem into lyrics • Explore basic techniques of extending, fragmenting, developing a poem into lyrics • Acquire, review or practice basic staff notation
adri_jvr
The Philosophy of Music Debate Generator! (P4C for Music Teachers) [Discussion Generator] KS3-5

The Philosophy of Music Debate Generator! (P4C for Music Teachers) [Discussion Generator] KS3-5

Download this for FREE... If you're an existing user enter the code VALUEDCUSTOMER* If you're a new user enter the code OUTSTANDINGOCT at the checkout** *Expires Oct 31st **Expires Oct 22nd! This PowerPoint contains 101 philosophical debates for the music classroom. It covers a broad array of topics: all aim to trigger philosophical debates and discussions that relate to music. Each debate slide asks students to move to one side of the room or the other to make their position clear: teachers should then use questioning to foster a debate between students, encouraging them to present reasons for their choice and defend their position. It also includes a 'randomiser' slide so that you can generate random debate topics instantly. It is aimed at students aged 12-18: as with many philosophical issues, these are engaging for young people and adults! There are many uses: -End of lesson discussions in the music classroom -Instant cover lessons for music teachers -Form-time/tutor-groups -Debating societies -Boosting SMSC in music classrooms -Boosting cross-curricular links in music classrooms -Fostering cross-curricular links to music in other subjects! Please leave a positive review if you like the download!
Maxi88
Rhythm Flashcards

Rhythm Flashcards

A set of 22 four-beat rhythms using minims, crotchets, and quavers. These flashcards can be used in a variety of ways over KS2, KS3, and KS4. * Clapping rhythms on flashcards as part of lessons on rhythmic notation * Introduction to rhythmic dictation (finding the rhythm that has just been played/clapped) * Prompts for composition ideas The flashcards can also be used in instrumental lessons to develop understanding and recognition of rhythmic notation. The flashcards can be used separately (each A4 page should be split horizontally to form two rhythm cards), or spiral bound to turn into a rhythm flip chart.
KPChappell
Musical Symbols Flashcards

Musical Symbols Flashcards

These flashcards can be used as a starter and/or plenary in KS3 and KS4, or in instrumental and/or music theory classes. Pupils match up the symbol with the corresponding name. This could be played as a simple matching exercise, or for more advanced students, turned into a game of pairs or snap.
KPChappell
Mary I'm telling You Now! - VERY catchy new Christmas song

Mary I'm telling You Now! - VERY catchy new Christmas song

The Annunciation was never like this! What a dilemma, engaged to be married to Joseph - then you are told that you're gong to bear the son of God! This singable song puts a human angle on this part of the Christmas story. Please check the vocal demo - you will be singing the chorus by the end of it! Send the children to this page on my website so they can practice at home - vital to get the words out clearly. http://www.musicals4kidz.com/musicals4kidz.com/Christmas_Songs_for_Choirs.html They can also access the song on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpC0O3yViL4 Get in touch if you want any changes to key or tempo.
musicals4kidz
Creating Drum Beats In GarageBand (With/Out Dotted Rhythms)

Creating Drum Beats In GarageBand (With/Out Dotted Rhythms)

This PowerPoint presentation will help guide any lesson where you are trying to teach pupils to sequence drum beats in GarageBand both simple and complex. It includes music examples I have created which can be played straight through the PowerPoint. These examples are also backed up with screenshots of GarageBand's Piano Roll windows so pupils have a visual guide.
aled121
TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Disney songs

TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Disney songs

The 5 pieces included here are: 1. Snow White - Heigh Ho 2. Lion King - In The Jungle 3. Bare Necessities - Jungle Book 4. Do You Want To Build A Snowman? - Frozen 5. Under The Sea - The Little Mermaid I use these alongside games, singing the songs, using solfege (do-re-mi) as well as teach pupils to read notation so that by the time they get to 'Under The Sea' they can work out the colours needed. Also included is a Powerpoint file which has the pieces broken down in to chunks (chords and melody). NOTE: Make sure to install the fonts included to ensure the ppt. file looks as created.
tbrads90
OCR GCSE Music - Concerto Through Time - Comparison Lesson

OCR GCSE Music - Concerto Through Time - Comparison Lesson

Depending on how quickly your students work, this could be one or two listening lessons. This is the final lesson which follows on from my lessons on Baroque, Classical and Romantic concertos which are also for sale. The first activity is a card sort. I photocopied the table blank onto different coloured card and the answer table onto matching colours and cut all the answers out. The students had to arrange the answers ontop of their blank table. I have repeated this in other lessons as they just get quicker at doing it and its a good revision tool. Once they have done this they copy out (or you could hand out complete tables) to have in their folder. The listening activity covers a concerto from each period of time, and the final question is a comparison paragraph question, similar to what would appear on the listening exam.
LivMusic
OCR GCSE Music - Concerto Through Time - 2 lessons on Romantic Concerto

OCR GCSE Music - Concerto Through Time - 2 lessons on Romantic Concerto

These are 2 listening lessons on the Romantic Concerto. They would ideally follow on from my lessons on the Baroque Concerto and the Classical Concerto which are also up for sale. The first lesson (titled Lesson 6) is all about Tchaikosky's Piano Concerto No 1. The whole lesson focuses on the 'Describe the Features' question on the listening exam that many of my students struggle with as they think it requires complicated answers. Hopefully they way i have taught this has broken it down so students understand even basic answers are correct. The second lesson (titled Lesson 7) covers the Rachmaninov Piano No 2 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto. There is a card sort activity and the listening questions also include a fill in the blank notes that would appear in the listening exam. All answers are provided and the powerpoints are easy to follow. If you need more guidance please comment. Also for sale is a comparison lesson on all three periods of time.
LivMusic
3 x Beatles Songs Wordsearch Music Musicians Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

3 x Beatles Songs Wordsearch Music Musicians Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

3 x Wordsearches on the theme of 'Beatles Songs'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean