MIDI Composition Teacher Resources

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Making CD's from MIDI Compositions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils complete their own composition (ABA song form, C Major scale, 32-60 measures) using the keyboard and sequencing software on the computer to playback the song. They fill in answers in their workbooks and watch how to transfer...
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The Space Between

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore major, minor and perfect intervals and watch the PowerPoint presentation "The Space Between." They identify the various intervals by sight and differentiate major, minor and perfect intervals. Students perform the...
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Learning About Atoms: Introduction to Protons, Neutrons and Electrons

For Teachers 5th
The highlight of this atom lesson is the link to a midi of "The Addams Family" song. The instructions include it in the anticipatory set, but no lyrics are provided. Perhaps a way to use this would be to have groups work together to...
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Teaching Pich Bend on a MIDI Synthesizer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice playing pitch bends on a synthesizer. They discover how to calibrate the machine and use its software. They perform their song with the class.
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Using Poetry As Inspiration for Composition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A reading of Robert Frost’s "The Road Not Taken" launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meters of a poem and a melody. After identifying the number of beats in each line of the poem, young musicians use...
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Multiplicación con Tu Calculadora

For Students 5th - 6th
Have your Spanish-speaking math class solve these multiplication problems using their calculators. Also included is a conversion table for them to complete. 
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Teaching Improvisation to Young Students in a Music Technology Lab Using a Sequencer

For Teachers 4th - 7th
You'll need to be a little tech savvy to teach this music lesson plan. Pupils will attempt to play along with an accompaniment piece you've created using music software. They will be assessed on their performance and ability to identify...
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Who’s Blue Peter?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Scholars discover who Blue Peter is and how sailors used nautical signal flags on the open waters in order to create their own set of nautical signal flags and send messages to peers.
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Lesson 4: Behind the Movie Chicago

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The elements of music and journalistic integrity in one lesson plan; What could be better? The class discusses journalistic approaches to better understand responsible reporting versus sensationalism. They watch the Act One from the film...
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Guild Hall

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Incorporate a research project into your study of Shakespeare and the Renaissance Period. Class members assume the role of an apprentice seeking membership in one of the various guilds that existed during the Renaissance period.  After...
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Reflexive Pronouns and Agreement

For Students 8th - 9th
When do verbs agree with their subjects? Discuss what to do when using reflexive pronouns, and then give your French speakers these 20 sentences to practice with! They choose which of the three options is correct. 
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Passé Composé (verbes avec auxilliaire avoir)-révision

For Students 9th - 12th
Mastering the past tense in French can be tricky, as you have to memorize which verbs use avoir and which use être. Provide your class with 25 fill-in-the-blank sentences to practice conjugating common verbs like prendre, faire, dire,...
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Future Tense

For Teachers 9th - 10th
When do you use the future tense? In French, there are two ways to say things in the future tense. This short, eight-slide PowerPoint introduces both options and provides just a few examples. To strengthen this presentation, add...
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Music Tutor (Sight Reading Improver)

For Students 1st - Higher Ed
Elegant in its simplicity, this app accomplishes precisely what it sets out to do: improving the user's sight reading of musical notes. Taking the concept of flashcards to the next level, the designers also add in the element of sound so...
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Creating Folk Webs in General Music Class

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders demonstrate the musical and historical context of a given folk song by notating the melody, creating an accompaniment, and displaying it on the web for assessment.
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Tone Poem Composing Project

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners explore role of music in storytelling by watching and discussing effect music has on perception of scene from movie, and using Sibelius program to compose single excerpt of music, considering dynamics, timbre, and articulation,...
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Behind the Movie Chicago - Lesson 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the genre of the musical film. They become aware of the music and dance trends of the 1920s. They identify musical motive as a basis for unity in composition.
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The Conductor's Cookbook

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explain the role of music conductors, discriminate between musical elements, perform several conducting motions to achieve the desired results. They, in pairs, access a website imbedded in this plan to play some games about music.
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So You Want To Write A Pop Song

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners listen to pop songs and discuss their construction, melody, and rhythm. They observe a PowerPoint presentation describing types of songs and elements that make the song catchy. In groups, students use a website to assist in...
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An Introduction to Opera: The Emperor's New Clothes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to opera, its vocabulary, definitions and are given an opportunity to listen to an opera sung by children. They identify phrases and events in the story, "The Emperor's New Clothes." Each student creates a...
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Getting to Know France

For Students 4th - 6th
In this map skills instructional activity, students answer 14 questions about the geography of France. Students then draw a rough map of France. It is assumed that access to an atlas is available.
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Afraid! Who, Me?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students confront fear through literature. In this literary elements lesson, students discuss fear and what they know about the horror genre of literature. Students then examine the painting "The Scream," by Edvard Munch and listen to a...
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U.S. and Global Christmas Traditions

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use Internet research to find out about holidays based on the winter solstice, Christmas, and Christmas traditions around the world. They create a PowerPoint presentation about what they learned.
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A Great, Crazy Sailor

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders become acquainted with the basic facts of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America through singing the following chant.

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