Essential Listening Activities for the Music Classroom


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Essential Listening Activities for the Music Classroom
Ready-to-Use Lessons and Games for Grades PreK-8
By Eric Branscome 
92 pages
For PreK-grade 8

Supplemental resource for music teachers, home school teachers, or general education instructors who wish to incorporate music into their lessons. The enjoyable learning games and activities in this collection, presented in a lesson plan format, have been selected for their ease in instruction and flexibility.

Easy-to-use templates are also included for most lessons along with instructions on making manipulatives to supplement the lessons.

The fun and creative lessons range from exploring instrument sounds to learning activities and maps for favorite classical music pieces such as Carnival of the Animals and many more! Each activity is designed to work as an extension to and/or from another lesson.

Instrument Sounds

Blind Bach Boogie: K-grade 4; Rhythm instruments
Dizzy Does It:  K-grade 2; Ratchet, slide whistle and whistle
Elimination:  K-grade 3; Rhythm instruments
Texture:  grades 1-5; Instruments (noise makers)
Jingle Bell Roll:  K-grade 4; Jingle Bells

Knowledge of Instruments
Clue:  grades 2-5; No instruments needed
Treasure Chest:  K-grade 4; No instruments needed
Bank Robber:  grades 2-6; No instruments needed

General Listening
Prism Puzzle:  grades 1-4; No instruments needed
Dictation House:  K-grade 1; Keyboard or Melody instrument
Duck Flap:  K-grade 1: Slide whistle

Classical Music Examples
Musical Maids:  K-grade 3; No instruments needed
Music's Many Moods:  K-grade 4: No instruments needed
Music & Art Correlation:  grades 3-6; No instruments needed

Listening Maps
Toy Symphony (Leopold Mozart, attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn): K-grade 3; No instruments
Pictures at an Exhibition (Modest Mussorgsky, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel):  grades 2-6:  No
   instruments needed
"The Moldau" from Ma Vlast (Bedrich Smetana):  grades 3-5; No instruments needed
Carnival of the Animals (Camille Saint-Saens):  K-grade 3; No instruments needed
Tone Poems (Richard Strauss):  grades 2-6; No instruments needed
Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss):  grades 2-4; No instruments needed
The Nutcracker (Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky):  K-grade 3; No instruments needed
Peter and the Wolf (Sergei Prokofiev):  K-grade 3; No instruments needed

Appendices & Templates
Appendix A: Instrument Card template
Appendix B: "Texture" template
Appendix C: "Clue" template
Appendix D: "Treasure Chest" template
Appendix E: "Prism Puzzle" template
Appendix F: "Dictation House" template
Appendix G: "Music's Many Moods" template
Appendix H: "Toy Symphony" template 
Appendix I: "The Moldau" template
Appendix J: "Carnival of the Animals" template
Appendix K: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" template
Appendix L: "The Nutcracker" template
Appendix M: "Peter and the Wolf" template
Appendix N: Classical Tunes for Listening/Performance Activities


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