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Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Opera, in which special attention is given to the well-loved comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, by Gilbert & Sullivan. Here you will find a thorough but general description of the history and development of opera, with special emphasis on comic opera and opera in England (and in English). This description of opera is less complicated than those found in music dictionaries or textbooks. However, it is a dense topic which will be of greater interest to students who already have some interest in classical music. Contents: Introduction, Opera History and General Description I, About Arias, Opera History and General Description II, Characters and Types of Voices, Opera History and General Description III, Comic Opera, Opera in England, Gilbert & Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance Plot Summary. After each main section, there are other, smaller sections which investigate one other element of opera. These are: The Opera House, The Camerata, ‘Drama In Music’, the ‘Da Capo’ Aria, Nationalism, Comic Operas vs. Musicals, Singing in English, Other Operas by Gilbert & Sullivan and the ‘Patter Song’, and Libretto. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions). The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white, 24 pages of text). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of opera, its major composers, plots and styles, and hopefully have an appreciation for this complex and well-loved type of classical music.

By canadianwinter

Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Johann Sebastian Bach. Here you will find a thorough introduction to the life, times and music of one of classical music’s towering figures. This is more than a mini-biography – but somewhat less complicated than textbooks used for music history examinations in conservatories. It will be of particular interest to students who are learning to play a musical instrument – perhaps even practising a piece by the great master himself! Students who think they may one day take more advanced conservatory exams could benefit from this lapbook as preparatory work. The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of Bach’s life (dates, places, names) and will also have been introduced to more general concepts about Bach’s music (Baroque style, sacred versus secular music, Baroque musical forms, etc.). Contents: Introduction, Bach’s Era: The Baroque, Bach’s Family, Bach’s Travels, Bach’s Professional Life, Bach’s Instruments, Bach’s Style, Bach: The Man, Bach And Later Musicians, Bach And Other Composers. There are also nine ‘Musical Notes’, in which a paragraph is dedicated to one of Bach’s compositions or musical forms. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions).

By canadianwinter

Inspirational Music Quotes (21 Posters)

Inspirational Music Quotes (21 Posters)

Decorate your classroom with 21 high resolution A3 printable posters of inspirational music-related quotes. Quotations come from renowned music artists such as Bob Dylan and Beyonce and key historical figures such as Albert Einstein and Beethoven. Posters are provided in high resolution PDF format optimised for A3 or A4 prints.

By MrDBrodie

1950 Sock Hop Clip Art Graphics

1950 Sock Hop Clip Art Graphics

This listing includes a set of 1950's sock hop clip art graphics. Each image is individually saved at 300 dpi high resolution. Files are provided in .PNG and/or .JPGs (compressed into a zip file). Use these images to create worksheets, printables, signs, decorations and so much more. Permission is granted for Personal and Small Business Commercial Use. If you have any questions about this product please feel free to contact NRC Design Studio. Copyright NRC Design Studio

By Anon97871875

Air Guitar Championship

Air Guitar Championship

This is a fun activity ideal for KS2 and above. The children enjoy taking part and have lots of fun. The smartbook file contains the rules, criteria, scoring system and a playlist of air guitar anthems. Rock on with the students \m/

By MrJose

Creating and Editing Audio & Music in Audacity

Creating and Editing Audio & Music in Audacity

Creating & Editing Audio and Music in Audacity gives students an opportunity to learn how to create and edit audio and music files for use in projects. A step-by-step tutorial for the program, along with three lessons are included in this unit. Additionally, resources including sites that offer free (non-copyrighted) music and sound downloads appropriate for student projects are included. Audacity is a free download. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher Notes and Resources • Tutorial Lesson • 3 Project Lessons including rubrics Middle schoolers LOVE music and the opportunity to create authentic projects. This is a great introductory lesson prior to introducing more sophisticated music creation tools (such as Garageband) as well.

By innovationsintechnology

Who Owns the Music - Copyright Lesson (Team research and PowerPoint)

Who Owns the Music - Copyright Lesson (Team research and PowerPoint)

In this lesson, students learn about copyright laws as they relate to the use of music by working with a team and researching actual court cases about them, creating a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides, and then presenting and defending that decision to the class. Perfect for technology, career exploration, business law and music classes. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in any secondary classroom. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student instructions, expectations and grading rubric • 12 Cases (with related web site links) to assign to groups Approximate Lesson Duration: • 2 (50 minute) class periods – Research topic and create presentations • 2-3 (50 minute) class periods – Presentations (depending on class size and time spent discussing as a class).

By innovationsintechnology

Songs about Manners

Songs about Manners

Here is a collection of songs about manners to teach your students/children. From sneezing to giving handshakes/high-fives to saying hello, goodbye, saying I Love You, Please and Thank You, as well as appropriate social skills, this bundle has a lot to offer.

By jimgaven

Songs About Instruments

Songs About Instruments

This is a collection of songs about various instruments. From the piano to guitar to maraca's to ukulele's to egg shakers, you can have fun while learning about 5 different instruments.

By jimgaven

The Thanksgiving Song

The Thanksgiving Song

Here is a song I wrote this past Thanksgiving capturing the feelings one might have like being thankful for your family, friends, health, having a roof over you head, and food to eat. I figured since there aren't many songs out there about Thanksgiving, I would write one to commemorate this very important holiday.

By jimgaven

Social Skills Song

Social Skills Song

This is a set of 6 songs (5 with a color associated with the tier of social skills, and 1 with all 5 colors combined into one) which lead us through the 6 Levels of Social Skills. Lyric and chord sheets along with the mp3's of all 6 songs are included in this zip file. Great for teaching kids about who is most important in their life, and putting everyone in their appropriate category.

By jimgaven

Music ICT Activity - Using Anvil Studio Free Notation Software - Stage 4 Music

Music ICT Activity - Using Anvil Studio Free Notation Software - Stage 4 Music

This complete lesson activity requires students to make changes to a pre-existing midi file to discover how time signature, instrumentation and notation affect the character of a piece of music. Additional resources required: Internet access for the downloading of a midi file and the free Anvil Studio notation software. This can be used as a standalone lesson or as a companion lesson to 'Music Composition Using Anvil Studio' by the same author.

By kellyocs