This video is a 20-minute lesson on how to write a chorus for a song. Ms. Ashley from the Lincoln Center demonstrates characteristics of writing a good chorus and guides students as they create their own chorus using 3 principles: a theme, lines that rhyme, and a catchy melody.
Students will listen to and analyze Antonín Dvořák's music. They will discuss spirituals and Native American music. They will discuss inspiration and influence on different types of music. They will compose melodic music about something that inspires them.
Students will listen to the story Ballet of the Elephants by Leda Shubert and the music Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant by Igor Stravinsky. They will analyze rhythm patterns, create choreography for animal movements, and choose an instrument to accompany them. They will write a paragraph to describe the animal and its movements. They will perform their animal ballet for the class.
Students will listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 two times - once with earplugs and once without. They will compare and contrast the two experiences. They will compare and contrast the lives of Beethoven and Hellen Keller. They will compose two pieces of music - one while wearing earplugs and one without. They will perform both pieces for the class.
Students will analyze Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. They will identify the animal portrayed by the tempo, dynamics, and instruments. They will choose an animal and compose a piece of music that describes the way the animal moves.
Students will respond to the tempo and dynamics of Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. They will identify the animal being portrayed based on elements of music they hear. Using differing tempos and dynamics, they will compose a variation on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
Students will define "ostinato." They will listen to Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and identify words that are repeated. They will use these words to compose an ostinato. They will perform the ostinato with the song.
Students will listen to and analyze spirituals. They will identify the secret language used in spirituals to share information. Students will compose an original spiritual.
Students will create a game, compose music, and sing traditional music from Botswana. This unit includes three lessons.
Song Maker is a part of Google's Chrome Music Lab. Students can compose their own songs using electronic instruments. Compositions can be saved and shared.
Students will read different rhythm patterns. They will create body percussion and improvise new rhythm patterns. Students will dictate rhythm patterns using iconic or standard notation. Finally, students will compose their own rhythm patterns. Demonstration videos are provided.