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Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A music therapy STEM integrated project combines science and language arts. Pupils listen to music, learn about music physics, build and play instruments, write songs, and share their musical creations. They study different intervals and...
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Que IIueva or It's Raining

For Teachers 3rd
Get out your Orff instruments and the text, Spotlight on Music, it's time to instruct the class in playing and performing music. They'll practice pitch, rhythm, and harmony by clapping and singing, then apply what they've learned as they...
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Let's Play Musical Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students practice recognizing shapes while using gross-motor skills. In this early childhood math movement lesson, students explore shapes as music plays and they walk the perimeter of large cut-out paper shapes by playing musical squares.
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Play Music in a Rhythmic Manner

For Teachers 5th
A big part of reading notes is knowing the counts or beats they represent. Fifth graders say, "Clap," then play the musical notes, paying close attention to the length of time each one is held or played. Sheet music for the rhythmic song...
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A Musical Composition Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F,...
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Independent Harmonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Independent harmonies, homophonic music, intervals, and melody are all part of music theory and practice. Prepare your budding musicians for the big time with these activities focused on playing with accompaniment. This instructional...
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Sight-Reading Music

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part of learning to play music is learning to read music. Young musicians practice the techniques needed to become strong sight readers. They learn to keep their eyes ahead, scan the sheet music, and play each piece thoughtfully. 
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Exploring Pulse & Rhythm

For Teachers K - 2nd
When we play music, we count beats both high and low. This introductory music activity explores tempo and rhythm. Learners will follow along as they clap to the beat, they clap high in the air and low. A very good introductory lesson.
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Music Reading Readiness

For Teachers 1st
First graders inquire about performing arts by conducting a musical performance in class. In this music appreciation instructional activity, 1st graders examine different sounds and identify their pitch, patterns and the instrument which...
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Name That Tune

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Integrating technology and music can be a snap with lessons like this one! Kids in a junior high band class took to the Internet to download and practice playing their instrument with a computer generated back up band. They practice...
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Cornstalk Fiddle and a Shoestring Bow

For Teachers 3rd
Playing music while considering form, pitch, and rhythm is the topic of this music lesson. Third graders practice playing a song in small groups and then as an ensemble. This lesson uses the text, Spotlight on Music and Orff instruments. 
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Focus on Harmony

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Harmony is the focus of this band lesson. Upper graders play the Star Spangled Banner, while focusing on harmony, chords, and musical voice. This lesson includes several suggested cross-curricular activities.
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A Tempo Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Allegro, largo, vivo, and andante, it's tempo time! As the metronome ticks off a variety of tempos, budding musicians work to identify them. They then create and perform a musical, singing, or movement piece which demonstrates each type...
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We Play Music

For Teachers K - 2nd
Do you like music? Have your youngsters read We Play Music, practicing select reading strategies, like using picture clues to determine new words. Then, after their first independent read, have them re-read the story to a partner,...
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Creating an Original Opera

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This may be a lot to ask of a high schooler, but then again, who knows? Pupils work in groups to explore, write, and then perform an original opera. They view versions of The Magic Flute and La Traviata, then compose a plot, characters,...
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Music: Caterpillars, How They Grow!

For Teachers 1st
Put on some music and get moving as a way to represent the life cycle of a caterpillar. Kids listen to the story The Very Hungary Caterpillar, discuss the life cycle, then create vocal expression that represent each stage of the cycle....
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Kotekan: A Cooperative Music Activity

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young musicians explore the rhythms and sounds of Balinese gamelan music, then create their own. They listen to several examples of gamelan music, then use their instruments to mimic the rhythms they hear. After a warm up and practice,...
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Careers in Music - Notetaking Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this musical landscape worksheet, students follow the directions to answer 10 short answer questions after attending a musical performance, watching one on video, or listening to one on the radio.
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Uncle Pen

For Teachers 5th
Kids practice playing their Orff instruments. They follow along as the instructor leads them through a series of rhythm and note playing practice exercises. This lesson plan is intended for use with the Macmillan/Mcgraw-Hill text,...
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Band On Line

For Teachers 6th
In 1996, using the Internet to enhance learning was a new innovation. While the lesson plan here is a bit outdated, it could still provide a basic understanding of how technology can enhance music appreciation. Members of the school band...
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Love Somebody

For Teachers 4th
Each section in this lesson gets to practice a specific part of the song "Love Somebody." Your fourth grade orchestra will play their Orff instruments as you instruct each instrument group as a section as a musical unit. 
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Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Need a musical lesson for your drama or performing arts class? VH1 has put together a really neat lesson, in which learners use biographical information about Alicia Keys to write and perform a one-act musical related to her life. This...
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Atomic Musical Chairs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An engaging activity enlightens young chemists in this lesson on atomic structure. They play musical chairs through a series of concentric circles that represent electon orbitals. A laundry basket in the middle holds the protons and...
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Survivor: Musical Chairs

For Teachers Pre-K - K
An episode of Survivor involving a game of musical chairs can help preschoolers or kindergarteners practice basic counting skills. Three monsters and two chairs, then two monsters and one chair, lead to a sense of excitement. You could...

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