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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
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
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
Music KS3 Hip Hop Full SOW *mac users only*

Music KS3 Hip Hop Full SOW *mac users only*

Zip File Contains: Multiple Keynote presentations with embedded audio files on the history of hip hop, the 5 elements, SOW to learn bass/keys parts for STILL DRE and compose lyrics for the instrumental track created in Garageband or performed live. Worksheets, self assessment sheet. SOW file. I do this SOW with Y9 and they love it. One of my fave things to teach :)
lukehirst