Category Archives: 3rd-5th Grade Lessons

4th Grade Lesson – Timbre

This lesson should come before the lessons on Ensemble Timbres and Texture/Ostinato. This lesson is most effective when the students can see the instruments demonstrated and see how they work. I am a clarinetist, can play oboe relatively well, and … Continue reading

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4th Grade Lesson – “Down Under with Texture” – Ostinato/Texture

This lesson is from the Silver-Burdette Making Music 4th grade book. In this lesson students will learn a funny song about different Australian Animals called “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” and will learn about texture by playing different ostinati on … Continue reading

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4th Grade – Ensemble Timbres

This lesson is from the Making Music 4th grade teacher’s book.In this lesson students learn about different ensembles and the way they sound. They learn that there are no saxophones in an orchestra, but there are strings. There are no strings … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Lesson – Melody and Notation

A lesson taken from the Silver-Burdette Making Music book; unit 6, lesson 10 (pgs. 224-225). This is a great lesson with a very catchy tune! Students will learn the words melody, harmony, and ostinato. Students will also get to try … Continue reading

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