ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms and melodies) within a given tonality and/or meter.

Example: Perform rhythmic accompaniments using pitched instruments or body percussion.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 14 :
14) Perform music with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within related tonalities and meters.

Example: Notate simple rhythms and melodies within a specified meter and tonality.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes.

Example: Create music combining rhythms and melodies, as well as various tonalities and meters.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Music Through the EARS of Beethoven
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Music_Through_the_Ears_of_Beethoven_JPotts.pdf
Description:

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.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 13 :
13) Perform appropriately for the audience.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 14 :
14) Perform appropriately for the audience and specific occasion.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 14 :
14) Perform appropriately for the audience, purpose, and specific occasion.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 14 :
14) Perform music with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: Musical Make-Believe
URL: https://www.musicconstructed.com/sketch/musical-make-believe/
Description:

This article explores the use of transitions in music lessons.  A transition creates a lesson that is streamlined and flows from one activity to the next.  It explains four types of transitions - thematic verbal transitions, directive verbal transitions, non-verbal transitions, and literacy transitions.  Students will perform songs and transitions during the lesson.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (4) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Recorder: Leveling the Playing Field
URL: https://www.musicconstructed.com/tool/recorder-leveling-the-playing-field/
Description:

The article provides three strategies to help all students successfully play the recorder.  The first strategy is "everyone is a beginner" and every student has something to improve upon.  The second is "we are a team" and the students work together toward a common goal.  The third is "song choice and sequence matter."  Students will play simple one-pitch songs and then add additional notes.    



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 13 :
13) Perform appropriately for the audience.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 13 :
13) Perform music for a specific purpose with expression.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 13 :
13) Perform music for a specific purpose with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 14 :
14) Perform music with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 4)
Title: Aretha’s Rhythm Stick Routine & Read Aloud
URL: https://www.musicconstructed.com/sketch/arethas-rhythm-stick-routine-read-aloud/
Description:

Students will define "respect" and explore the life of Aretha Franklin.  They will learn a rhythm stick routine to Respect sung by Franklin.  They will perform the routine while listening to a read-aloud of the book Respect.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 14 :
14) Perform music with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Little Miss Muffet
URL: https://www.musicconstructed.com/sketch/little-miss-muffet/
Description:

Students will perform a new version of Little Miss Muffet. They will do body percussion and play percussion instruments.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 13 :
13) Perform appropriately for the audience.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 14 :
14) Perform appropriately for the audience and specific occasion.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 14 :
14) Perform appropriately for the audience, purpose, and specific occasion.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 14 :
14) Perform music with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 14 :
14) Perform music, alone or with others, with expression, technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: The American Folk Song Collection
URL: https://kodaly.hnu.edu/collection.cfm
Description:

This resource includes over 600 folk songs to use in the music classroom and performances.  Searches can be refined by several filters, including melody, rhythm, meter, etc. 



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