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Edvard Grieg
"In the Hall of the Mountain King", from Peer Gynt
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GRADES K-2
OVERVIEW:
Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm/Tempo, Melody, Expressive Qualities, Form, and Tone Color (optional) are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments, Creating, and Relating music to other subject areas such as history and literature.

Introduction:
1. Move to the Beat and Its Speed 
2. Move to the Rhythm and See it 
3. Act Out a Musical Play

 

GRADES 3-5
OVERVIEW:
Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Beat/Tempo, Rhythm, Melody, Expressive Qualities, Form, and Tone Color are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments, Creating, Notating/Reading, Evaluating, and Relating music to other subject areas.

Introduction:
1. Rhythm and Phrase Pass-Off!
2. Playing Percussion Scores 
3. Combining Beat and Rhythm

 
The lesson plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor and Chair of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in general music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Ohio University. She has been an active clinician and author in the areas of elementary general music, guided listening, and multicultural music education for more than 15 years at the university level and has 10 years experience as an elementary general music teacher. In addition to Orff Level III certification, she has special training in Kodály and Dalcroze pedagogies.
Edvard Grieg
The Peer Gynt Suite
In the Hall of the Mountain King


Composed in 1875
Performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jerzy Maksymiuk, conductor
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