Theme and Variation

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Title:

Theme and Variation

URL:

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/5-Theme-and-Variation

Content Source:

Other
Carnegie Hall
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Students will create a theme and variations using a simple sentence.  Students will compare and contrast themes and variations while listening to Mozart's variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."  Listening examples are provided. 

Content Standard(s):
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Music: General
11) Demonstrate and explain how intent is conveyed through interpretive decisions and expressive qualities.

Example: Experiment with instrumentation to explore the impact on a known piece.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Music: General
18) Demonstrate and explain how expressive qualities, including dynamics and tempo, are used in performers' and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and summarize expressive intent.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Music: General
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Music: General
11) Demonstrate and explain how intent is conveyed through interpretive decisions and expressive qualities that reflect stylistic performance practices.

Example: Perform dynamic and articulation markings in known pieces.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Music: General
18) Demonstrate and explain how expressive qualities, including dynamics, tempo, and articulation, are used in performers' and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and summarize expressive intent.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Music: General
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

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