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In the classroom, classical music can be an exciting learning tool. Music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it can also help you meet educational objectives and learning outcomes.

Modest Mussorgsky
"Promenade" from Pictures at an Exhibition
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OVERVIEW:
Music Concepts and Objectives/Outcomes (that is, student learning outcomes) are indicated on each lesson. Over these 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm (Beat, Tempo, and Patterns), Melody, Form (Phrase and Sections), Texture, and Tone Color/Timbre are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Performing/Playing, Evaluating, Creating, Describing/Analyzing, and Relating music to other subject areas such as art and history.

The lessons for grades K–2 are:
Lesson #1: Walk (Promenade) and Tap the Beat Lesson
Lesson #2: Sing and Play the Melody Lesson
Lesson #3: Comparing Two Versions of the Same Piece

 

OVERVIEW:
Music Concepts and Objectives/Outcomes (that is, student learning outcomes) are indicated on each lesson. Over these 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm (Beat, Tempo, and Patterns), Melody, Form (Phrase and Sections), Texture, and Tone Color/Timbre are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Performing/Playing, Evaluating, Creating, Describing/Analyzing, and Relating music to other subject areas such as art and history.

The lessons for grades 3–5 are:
Lesson #1: Tap to the Beat & Walk (Promenade) with Pathways & Levels
Lesson #2: Sing and Play the Theme
Lesson #3: Different Versions to Compare and Share

 
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.
Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Promenade


Composed in 1874
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Daviel Nazareth, conductor
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