Students will listen to music with a variety of tempos. They will identify largo and presto and move to show the tempo.
Students will discuss feelings, emotions, and how dynamics and tempo reflect those in music. They will identify which emotion is portrayed in a variety of musical selections. They will choose their favorite piece of music and write a story for that music.
Students will discuss day and night, diurnal and nocturnal animals, and daytime/nighttime activities. They will listen to the first movement from Edvard Greig's Peer Gynt Suite and to Frederick Chopin's Nocturne No. 9, No. 2. They will identify which music sounds like day and which sounds like night. They will identify the tempo and dynamics and move to show the mood of each piece.
Students will listen to and analyze each movement of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. They will identify musical elements that represent each season. They will use oil pastels to create a deciduous tree in all four seasons.
Students will define tempo markings largo, moderato, and presto. They will demonstrate the different tempos by moving around the room. They will identify the tempo in a variety of music.
Students will listen to In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg and define folk songs. They will research Norway and create a landscape using collage or drawing techniques. They will listen for repetition in the music and then act out the story.
Students will listen to IV. Allegro (“Thunderstorm”) from Symphony No. 6 (“Pastorale”) by Ludwig van Beethoven and guess what the title is based on what they hear. Next, students will discuss weather patterns and define cold front, warm front, and precipitation. Students will listen to Thunderstorm and identify weather elements included and how the instruments imitated the sounds of weather. They will use body percussion to create a musical rainstorm.
Students will learn how different cultures encourage rain to fall. They will make a rainstick.
Students will review expressive qualities, such as tempo, dynamics, and articulation. Students will create movements to demonstrate each quality while listening to a variety of musical selections. A worksheet is provided to identify expressive qualities in music. Video demonstrations are provided.
Students will identify phrases in poems, nursery rhymes, and songs. A worksheet is provided to identify phrases in a nursery rhyme and song. Video demonstrations are provided.