A great listening idea for learning about Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven has to be one of the most unusual and interesting characters to ever compose music. Here is a listening activity to help introduce him into the music classroom, which you can include in your next music lesson plan: “Für Elise” Bagatelle inRead more…

Listening Plans for the music of Beethoven

Here is an essential list of listening for music lesson plans about Beethoven. “Für Elise” Bagatelle in A minor Listen to the beginning of “Fur Elise” and sing together the well-known opening melody (the first nine notes). Now play the whole piece, this time countingRead more…

Substitute Lesson ideas – A CD Listening Activity

One idea that works well for secondary music sub days is a CD listening activity. I make CDs with a mix of more modern songs that the students will know/like, jazz songs, concert band songs, choral pieces, folk songs, classic rock, country, etc. I thenRead more…

A listening activity on the Music of Vaughan Williams

Listening Activity The Lark Ascending Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1w4N-NL_Bw&feature=related Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHbkfGsgbpQ&feature=related While listening to The Lark Ascending (Part 1), close your eyes and let the music form a scene in your imagination of a particular place. As you listen, consider the following points: You mayRead more…