Music Composition - It's Elementary: Lesson Plans For Late Elementary And Middle School

Music Composition - It's Elementary: Lesson Plans For Late Elementary And Middle School

Music Composition - It's Elementary: Lesson Plans for Late Elementary and Middle School

This book provides lesson plans and exploratory activities for the elementary or middle school music teacher who wishes to incorporate meaningful, creative compositional activities in the general music classroom. This book aims to provide inspiration, additional ideas, creative activities, and contemporary techniques for the innovative teacher. All lesson plans include an Exploratory Set, a step-by-step Composition Guide, photocopiable templates, and Performance suggestions. The lesson plans are written as a general guide for the teacher and are not grade specific. All lessons can be adapted to suit multiple age and ability levels. Flexible composition lesson plans allow teachers to include own materials, connect to concepts studied in the curricula, and utilize additional resources. Photocopiable pages have been provided. Lesson features include: Standard notation: pitch, staff notation, letter names, rests, note values and basic theory such as measures, bar lines, time signatures, etc. Graphic notation: twentieth-century techniques, graphic notation, alternative music symbols, found sounds, body percussion, electronic sounds, and digital techniques Compositional techniques: repetition, sequence, motif, phrase, 4-measure phrase, form, augmentation, diminution, inversion, etc. Technology: ringtones on phones, composition apps, computer software, online tone-generators, voice memo apps, video, and...

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