This handy reference sheet is great to keep in band/orch/choir folders for kids to fill out as they learn new symbols. It also makes a great pre/post assessment tool for demonstrating student growth!
Modulation in music can be a difficult concept for some students to grasp. This is why I have created this resource. It takes the students step by step through an easy method of understanding modulation and how to incorporate it into their composition work.
Jazzers have a language all of their own! Whether you are deep into a serious study of jazz and jazz musicians, or just want to lend a little light-hearted fun to your music class, these 45 jazz terms will help you! Each 11X8.5 sheet displays one term and the definition. Post them on your walls as is, or cut the terms and definitions apart for an interactive board or music center. Now includes write-the-room worksheets!
This is an easy to follow and well laid out series of lessons to teach the basics of key signatures! The resource contains:
- Music Worksheets,
- Answer Sheets and
- Teaching Slides
Who would be in the soundtrack of your life? This set of worksheets will guide your students through the process of creating a soundtrack to their life. This project is intended for upper middle school or high school students. The end product will be either a poster or PowerPoint presentation. Includes a ready to print rubric as well as an editable PowerPoint rubric.
This high-speed, quick-thinking, competitive game is perfect for older students. There are 10 different musical concepts highlighted in this Spoons bundle to keep students excited and engaged in this review/reinforcement game.
Help your students research, understand, and present on the folk songs of their country. This is editable so that you can adjust it for your country, setting, and scoring. A great group project.
This interactive music notebook is a great tool for assessing middle school (5th and 6th grade) music students while encouraging creativity and student-centered learning. This file can be used in a variety of ways, including as traditional interactive notebook pages, worksheets, assessments, differentiated activities, evidence of learning, and more. Also included is an editable version, so that you can customize student directions and/or adjust music terminology to fit your needs!
This project will take students through the process of writing a chord progression, notating it, composing a melody to fit the chords, assigning parts, practicing it, determining and rehearsing a message to communicate through the composition, and performing it. The project can be adapted to incorporate ukulele’s, keyboard instruments, boomwhackers, xylophones, or even free online software (link included in teaching notes) to fit your classroom needs.
Engage your students with this fun lesson on the history of video game music through the years. Each decade includes highlights, listening examples, and check-in/discussion questions. No prep required for you – the lesson slides will help you to teach with SafeShare video links included. Challenge your students’ listening skills and knowledge with the “Guess the Decade” game.
This is a fun music activity to help reinforce note identification and increase reading fluency for the 1st five pitches in the concert Bb scale. It’s great for elementary/beginning band students and contains 46-pages of speed trials where students can compete against the clock, each other, or themselves!
Stop Motion Animation is a workshop (or camp) with over 8 hours of lesson plans to use with your students.
Stop motion brings static objects to life on screen and is an old technique that is still used on occasion today. Students will create their story, learn how to create short animated sequences and bring their stop motion movie to life with music, optional sound effects and narration!
In this Partner Parody Project (in PDF and Slides), students work together while learning terms like parody, meter, rhyme, etc. Students combine their own lyrics with their partner’s to create a parody of “My Favorite Things.” I used this with my students at the beginning of the year as a way to get-to-know each other.
This interactive music notebook is a great tool for assessing middle school (5th and 6th grade) music students while encouraging creativity and ownership of learning. This file can be used in a variety of ways, including as traditional interactive notebook pages, worksheets, assessments, differentiated activities, evidence of learning, and more.