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Organization in Music

Organization in Music

From Daniel O'Brien's popular AP Music Theory Class, this video lesson discusses how music is organized in time. O'Brien discusses how the basic concept of "beat" (or pulse) is the fundamental organizing idea in most music. Beats are then grouped into metrical chunks which in turn form phrases, which combine to become sections of songs or other long musical forms. Many familiar musical examples are quoted to emphasize the main points. Video: 7'52" "Sugar" excerpt by Maroon 5 used per Fair Use provisions of the US copyright law, Section 107. https://copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html
dobrien7
Frère Jacques - Keyboard Tutorial (Windows version)

Frère Jacques - Keyboard Tutorial (Windows version)

Learning objectives: Performing the Frère Jacques melody on a keyboard Use the correct technique Perform along to a backing track Normal and slow speed option Follow the musical score, video box or keyboard diagram Press the 'A' key to reveal the note names under the stave, 'S' key will hide the note names. To run the resource: Unzip the zip the file and copy the directory named 'Frere Jacques - Melody' to a shared location where students can access and run the program (students will need 'execute' permission in the shared location. You may need to speak with your network technician to allow this access). Quicktime is required for this activity to run. Quicktime can be downloaded here: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837?locale=en_US
steve_mill
Chart Songs September 2017 - Melody & Chords

Chart Songs September 2017 - Melody & Chords

Simplified versions of songs from the Top 40 UK September 2017. Includes: What About US - Pink, Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato, Rain - The Script, Sun Comes Up - Rudimental feat. James Arthur and Despacito - Justin Bieber. Designed to fit on both sides of an A4 sheet of paper. I use this for My S1 and S2s (11-13 year olds) for the keyboard, xylophone, guitar and ukulele.
lospolloshermana
Tap-Clap-Snap Music Composition Lesson Plan

Tap-Clap-Snap Music Composition Lesson Plan

Students will compose an instrumental piece that includes a body percussion part. This lesson is aimed at piano composition. Objectives Within 3-4 lessons (depending on level), students will prepare a piece. In the process the student will: • Use current notation skills; • Use standard notation; • Expand rhythm skills; • Learn to write for a non-melodic part; • Consider how a percussive part enhances a melodic composition. Concepts • Beat • Rhythm • Percussion • Upbeat (anacrusis) • Strong beat • Echo • Repetition Included: Sample composition and prompts.
adri_jvr
One-Day Music Composition Lesson Plan

One-Day Music Composition Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Elementary - Middle - High School 2-4 lessons Students will compose a piece of music based on word games. They will practice and perform the composition with an optional additional accompaniment (self-composed or backtrack) to match the composition topic. Objectives Within 2-4 lessons, students will compose a piece of music for voice and speech choir inspired by a play on the words “day”. In the process the student will: • Explore speech rhythms • Translate a speech rhythm to notation • Learn and memorize through practice to write a rhythmic motif and develop a motif • Learn, review and practice basic compositional techniques such as repetition, sequence and/or fragmentation • Explore setting words to music • Practice short fragments on a instrument • Explore basic techniques of extending a composition • Acquire, review or practice basic staff notation Concepts • Melody • Rhythm • Motif • Repetition • Sequence • Fragmentation • Voice parts • Triads • Setting words to a rhythm
adri_jvr
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Stretch Differentiation

GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Stretch Differentiation

The resource was designed to scaffold the students who are targeted 8/9 in Music however do not yet have a grasp of the compositional techniques to access this. In each of the A5 sheets students are told of different ways they can access the 8/9 criteria through displaying compositional techniques. Each A5 document goes through the AQA new Strands (were AoS), providing four techniques: - Rhythm and Metre - Harmony and Tonality - Texture and Melody - Timbre and Dynamics - Structure and Form It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
Eddieball
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Chords Differentiation

GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Chords Differentiation

Throughout all of the new GCSE 9-1 specifications students are required to compose stylistically for their instrument(s) of choice. Upon seeing many students struggle apply a chord sequence successfully to their instrument(s), this complete resource was created. Each A4 document has two A5 resources with; a break down for writing for the instrument(s), sheet music as well as stretch and support prompts for differentiation. The A5 sheets are: - Chords to Piano Accompaniment (1) - Chords to Piano Accompaniment (2) - Chords to Guitar - Chords to Classical Guitar - Chords to String Quartet (1) - Chords to String Quartet (2) The fourth A4 page in this document is blank. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification.
Eddieball
Try-Triads Music Composition Lesson Plan

Try-Triads Music Composition Lesson Plan

By Dr. Adriana Janse van Rensburg Lesson Plan Music Composition Elementary – Middle -High 2 - 4 lessons Students will compose a piece of music by using only triads to create a melody and accompaniment. Objectives Within 2-4 lessons, students will compose a piece of music based on the three notes of a triad. In the process the student will: • Explore the concept “triad”. • Write triads in root position. • Explore “block” and “broken” chords. • Write a melody or accompaniment pattern based on triad manipulation. Concepts • Triad • Block Chord • Arpeggiated or Broken Chord • Primary Triads (I, IV , V) • Thirds • Harmonic Progression • Cadence • Harmonic scheme/plan Photocopiable templates included.
adri_jvr
Scale-Trail Music Composition Lesson Plan

Scale-Trail Music Composition Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Music Composition Elementary – Middle - High 1-4 lessons Students will compose a melody using a scale, (with optional template provided) but within certain structural and tonal parameters. They will practice and perform the melody. Use major/minor or chromatic as needed for your syllabus. Objectives Within one lesson, students will compose a scale-based melody. In the process the student will: • Explore rhythms as per their curriculum guide • Explore pitch as per their curriculum guide • Explore the steps of a scale • Learn, review and practice basic compositional techniques such as repetition, sequence and/or fragmentation if the scale- melody is used to extend into a larger piece • Explore basic techniques of “linking” sections of a composition through scales • Acquire, review or practice basic staff notation Concepts • Melody • Rhythm • Scale • Steps of the scale • Home note / tonic (tonal center) • Whole tone/Half tone Photocopiable template included
adri_jvr