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OPS At Home Learning: Music

Grade level resources

Kindergarten - Second Grade Music Activities

Vocal Music, Kindergarten - Second Grade

  • Teach a friend or family member your favorite song and activity from music class. 
  • Play a piece of music (with or without words) and draw a picture that shows what it makes you think about or how it makes you feel. 

 

Third - Sixth Grade Music Activities

Vocal Music, Third - Sixth Grade

Playlist of songs:

  • Write down the songs you are currently listening to, including the name of the song, the artist, and the genre (type). Add a new song to your playlist that is something you haven’t listened to before. 
  • Interview someone you know; it can be a friend or family member. Ask questions about their favorite music. Some questions may include (if you think of others, you can add them to the list): 

         Who is their favorite musician? Why? 

         What is their favorite genre (type) of music? 

         Have you seen this musician or genre live? 

  • Once you complete the interview, find a recording of the person’s favorite music and listen to it. Write a summary of what you learned. 
  • Create a melody or a rap to a verse from a poem or a line from a favorite book; then, perform it for someone. 

Orchestra Students

  • You will be cleaning your instrument in preparation for the end of the school year.  You will receive detailed information from your orchestra teacher. 

Band Students

  • You will be cleaning your instrument in preparation for the end of the school year.  You will receive detailed information from your band teacher. 

Elementary Music Links

New York Philharmonic  This is an interactive website for students through the New York Philharmonic.

San Francisco Symphony This is an interactive website for students through the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Dallas Symphony This is an interactive website for students through the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Go to the “Listen and Learn” or the “Activities” sections for the interactive section of the website.

Omaha Symphony This is an interactive website for students from our own local symphony, the Omaha Symphony.  This website is divided into three sections: listen, learn, and engage.

 PBSKids This website is geared to younger students (up to approximately second grade). The music activities on this website is based on PBS shows such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Classical MPR Classical Kids Storytime  Minnesota Public Radio has bedtime stories for students based on classical music and stories.  

 

Secondary Music (Middle and High School)

Music Learning Activities for Libguides

Vocal Music Grades 6-8 (20 minutes per day)

Activities:

  • Review the scales and warm-ups we have sung in class using solfege.
  • Create a “Spring Choral Concert” program.  Include music selections and composers.
  • Perform for your family a song from a previous concert.
  • Make a video to encourage friends who are not in choir to join choir.
  • Watch any recorded choir concert.  What was good?  What can be improved?
  • Create a music composition or an arrangement of your favorite song.
  • Using the links below, explore the connections between music and language, music and math, or music and science.

Resources:

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/music/connections/connections/language--music/

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/music/connections/connections/math--music/

https://www.wfmt.com/math-in-music/

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/music/connections/connections/science--music/

https://listeningtowaves.com/tutorials

Vocal Music Grades 9-12 (30 minutes per day)

Activities:

  • Review the scales and warm-ups we have sung in class using solfege.
  • Create a “Spring Choral Concert” program.  Include music selections and composers.
  • Perform for your family a song from a previous concert.
  • Make a video to encourage friends who are not in choir to join choir.
  • Watch any recorded choir concert.  What was good?  What can be improved?
  • Create a music composition or an arrangement of your favorite song.

Resources:

https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/

https://www.metopera.org/discover/education/illustrated-synopses/

https://www.metopera.org/discover/education/educational-videos/

https://www.fromthetop.org/landing_page/from-the-top-daily-joy/

Band and Orchestra Grades 6-8 (30 minutes per day)

Activities:

  • Practice the major scales and chromatic scale.
  • Practice major arpeggios.  Arpeggios consist of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 8th note of any major scale.
  • Practice the exercises in Sound Innovations.
  • Practice the music in your concert folder.
  • Make a video to encourage elementary students to continue in band or orchestra.
  • Watch any recorded concert.  What was good?  What can be improved?
  • Create a composition or an arrangement of your favorite song.
  • Perform for your family a song from a previous concert.
  • Using the links below, explore the connections between music and language, music and math, or music and science.

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/music/connections/connections/language--music/

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/music/connections/connections/math--music/

https://www.wfmt.com/math-in-music/

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/music/connections/connections/science--music/

https://listeningtowaves.com/tutorials

Band, Orchestra, Guitar, and Piano Grades 9-12

Activities:

  • Practice the major, minor and chromatic scales.
  • Practice major and minor arpeggios.  Arpeggios consist of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 8th note of any major scale.
  • Practice the exercises in Sound Innovations.
  • Practice the music in your concert folder.
  • Make a video to encourage middle school students to continue in band or orchestra.
  • Watch any recorded concert.  What was good?  What can be improved?
  • Create a composition or an arrangement of your favorite song.
  • Perform for your family a song from a previous concert/recital.

Resources:

https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/

https://content.thespco.org/music/concert-library/compositions/by/video

https://www.fromthetop.org/landing_page/from-the-top-daily-joy/

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