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553 reviewed resources for musical composition

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Click and Drag Music Composition

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work in small groups using SMART Board Technology to write a 4 measure music composition. studying the basic structure and vocabulary of written music is the goal of this experience.
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Musical Terminology

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Would you rather listen to music at a pianissimo level or a fortissimo level? A music theory lesson introduces elementary learners to the basics of musical dynamics with engaging and hands-on activities.
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Get Your Mojo Workin': Part 1 Writing Your Very Own Blues Tune!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders listen to the blues. They discuss blues scale, read a description of the blues, and work together to write an original piece. A lesson plan like this ties into American history and African-American musical contributions...
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Create a Music Carnival

For Teachers 2nd
This outstanding activity will encourage your students to combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, tone and color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They create a music carnival to "Peter and the...
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Harness Music to Enhance Writing

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use the magic of music to engage the senses and bring new life to your writing curriculum.
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Music: A Round and A Round

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compose original lyrics for a "Round". They develop a copyright, a recording company, and CD covers for their original pieces. They teach these "rounds" to students in their choral music class.
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Music Composition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners compose a piece of music and then hear their composition performed. They put their ideas down on staff paper using musical notation. This music will then be performed by the students on the instruments for which the...
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St. Patrick’s Day

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Traditional Irish music can bring even the most stoic audience to tears. This St. Patrick's Day, explore the lilting flutes and mournful ballads of the Emerald Isle with a interactive and inspiring music lesson.
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Critical Listening: Music Vocabulary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The school band or orchestra analyzes their own performance after exploring musical terminology. They listen to a classical piece and describe it using only words. They look up musical terminology and then use those words to compare and...
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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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Rhythmical Phrases and Sentences

For Teachers 7th
Get ready to write some music! First learners practice identifying and creating rhythmic phrases and sentences, then they get acquainted with the G Major scale. Finally, they compose a jingle on human rights. A well-organized music...
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Some Musical Styles Defined

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Introduce some musical styles to your class using this helpful handout and game idea. They read and review the handout which includes definitions for 17 different musical styles, then they play a round-robin-style game to reinforce what...
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Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Music has been used to convey thoughts, feelings, and the human condition for thousands of years. Your class will analyze several songs hear in the animated classic, "Charlie Brown." They will listen to several jazz pieces from the show,...
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GCSE Notes 2000: Classical Music

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Classical period music is defined by its characteristics and distinctive sound. A set of notes assists upper graders in recalling and analyzing music from the classical period based on musical terminology. An example analysis of Eine...
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High School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compose and arrange music within specific guidelines. They # identify and explain compositional devices and techniques used in a musical work. They compare and contrast the use of those techniques between different compositions.
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Music Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Class members explore the concepts of texture in music and musical arrangements by examining Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" and "Harlem Airshaft."
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Composing Music

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars explore music appreciation by creating their own music pieces in class. In this music composition lesson, students collaborate in small groups with their instruments and compose a short song which they will play for class....
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Group Project - Recorder Composition

For Teachers 5th
Class members develop a musical composition to be played on recorders. They work in groups to write and perform an eight-measure, three-part composition that uses a chord structure. They ornament a simple melody and perform it on the...
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Student Composers with Music Ace

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students compose short compositions using Doodle Pad.  In this Musical composition lesson, students a clef and note lines to prior knowledge of the treble clef and note lines to write short songs on the computer.  Students use Music Ace...
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Putting it All Together: Music Composition

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore performing arts by composing a music piece. In this melody notation lesson, 5th graders identify the first five notes in the diatonic scale which they utilize to create a melody over 8 measures. Students perform...
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Graphic Scores

For Teachers 4th - 6th
You can write some music scores using images rather than musical notation. Kids learn how they can become musical composers by using graphics or images in place of musical notation. An interesting slide-show, but a more interesting...
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What are the Chances?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create their own chance music (aleatoric music) compositions using standard music notation.  In this integrated composition and probability activity, 5th graders experiment with simple music composition on tuned...
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Connections

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a musical composition, a drawing, or a 3D structure to show how math connects to other subjects. In this math and other subjects lesson plan, 5th graders present their presentations to the class and explain the...
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Elements of Music

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music instructional activity, students study the elements of a musical composition: silence, pitch, texture, dynamics, tempo, attack and decay and duration. Students complete 7 questions about these elements. Prior knowledge is...

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