Consonance and Dissonance: Creating Intervals for Emotions (CTE)

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How are music and emotion related? Using lesson plan two of four from the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project Series, scholars explore the connection between the two topics. They learn to recognize different intervals when played and categorize them as consonant or dissonant. They also play different intervals on a stringed instrument.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Allow learners to demonstrate their skills by inviting members of the school community into the classroom for an impromptu musical performance 
Classroom Considerations
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  • Works as a standalone lesson or as a part of the entire series
  • Students should have some familiarity with intervals and the basics of playing a stringed instrument 
  • Pupils need a guitar or ukulele
  • Integrates English, science, and music
  • Helps build social and emotional learning skills
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