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Peter and the Wolf

by Sergei Prokofiev Recording of instruments / character themes Narrated by Lina Prokofiev – Amazon  |  iTunes Narrated by Sir John Gielgud – Amazon  |  iTunes Narrated by Leonard Bernstein – Amazon  |  iTunes These excerpts aren’t solos, but the instrument/character is …

Nutcracker Ballet – Lessons & Resources

by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Resources 1st grade lessons 2nd grade lessons “March” – form worksheet Nutcracker DVDs Recording – CD / MP3 – maestroclassics.com The story classicalmusic.com 5 minute synopsis on youtube Nutcracker Rhythm Worksheets / Assessments Nutcracker Words & Rhythms …

Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends

Info This tune is John Philip Sousa‘s Stars and Stripes Forever. Lyrics Be kind to your web-footed friends For a duck may be somebody’s mother, Be kind to your friends in the swamp Where the weather is always damp. You …

Form Worksheets

Teaching Suggestions When your goal is to have the students fill out A,B,C, etc. on a form worksheet or assessment, they first need to be very familiar with the piece, or at least portions of the piece. For some students, …

Composing-D,E,G,A,B,C,’D’

This is a great composition project for recorder notes D,E,G,A,B,C’D’.   See also recorder songs & resources Elements of Music Notation worksheet / assessment Staff manipulatives rhythm compositions more composition of melodies Extras for Plus Members Lesson ideas, Composition Worksheet, Rubric …

Composition-EGAB

For beginning recorder players, this composition project can really work.   See also recorder songs & resources Elements of Music Notation worksheet / assessment Staff manipulatives composition of melodies Elements of Music Notation worksheet / assessment Extras for Plus Members Lesson …

Composition-Pentatonic

Composing Melodies with the Pentatonic Scale – in F or G (both examples are provided). F is preferable for singing within most students’ range, but G is preferable if you are also teaching them absolute note names because of recorders …

Composition-mi, so, la

Lesson 1 Demonstrate xylophone – which note is which (only mi, so and la: E, G and A) I play a pattern on xylophone as I sing on solfege, they sing back, then add Curwen hand signs Pass out paper xylophone, …

John Philip Sousa

Quick Facts Nickname: The March King Born in Washington, D.C., U.S. Band Director Stars and Stripes Forever: our national march Invented the Sousaphone, a tuba for a marching band 3 families of a Band: Brass, Woodwind, Percussion Composed 136 marches …

Beethoven

Quick Facts Born in Germany, lived most of his life in Austria Played piano and violin Father treated him badly and forced him to practice for long hours Father wanted him to become a child prodigy like Mozart Became deaf …

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