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The second grade world of Louis Armstrong
Second grade students will explore the music of Louis Armstrong via booktalks, compact disc recordings, digital video disc recordings, and may pursue internet web-questing through Marco Polo (http://www.marcopolo-education.org) and http://www.redhotjazz.com as a bonus!
Format: lesson plan (grade 2 Music Education)
By Dirk Robertson.
Boy singing in Malaysia
This is a recording of a young boy, Izzudin (11), singing what is probably a popular song in Malaysia. He is singing in Bahasa Melayu. His little brother Aizzad (5) helps out a bit, as does his father when he forgets some lyrics. From my journal: Supposed...
Format: audio
Notating a rainy day
Using manipulatives, students will notate a familiar song.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 Music Education)
By Melissa Vincent.
High and low bears
This is a lesson that introduces and reinforces the music concept of pitch.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Music Education)
By Penny Adams-Manolas.
A Ram Sam Sam: A Moroccan tune with a twist
Students will enjoy singing, playing rhythm instuments, reading notations, and performing a Moroccan tune in two different musical styles on student keyboards.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Music Education)
By Marie Batten.
Singing Vietnamese pop song on the bus
In Vietnam, I recorded more men, women and children singing songs than in any other country I visited (twenty-one total.) Frequently, passenger buses will play popular music from the radio throughout the trip. On this overnight bus ride from Hoi An to Nha...
Format: audio
Cao Dai religious music and singing
This music and singing was recorded during one of the regular Cao Dai religious ceremonies that occur four times daily. This temple in DaNang is the second largest after the headquarters which are located in Tay Ninh. Men enter the temple from the right, walk...
Format: audio
Exhilaration
This example of Sacred Harp or shape-note singing was recorded in Alabama in 1979. The first part of the song has no lyrics; the singers sing only the names of the notes. The public radio documentary Sacred...
Format: audio/music
Nepali folk song
It seemed that many Nepalis liked to sing traditional songs. In this recording, you can hear Tej, a local Pashupatinath singing a song with many different verses. You might also hear me talking with another Pashupatinath guide, Ajit. At one point, I interrupt...
Format: audio
African American spirituals
In Antebellum North Carolina, page 6.2
Excerpt from Frederick Douglass' autobiography in which he describes the purpose and effect of spirituals for enslaved people. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Cao Dai religious music
This music and singing was recorded during one of the regular Cao Dai religious ceremonies that occur four times daily. This temple in DaNang is the second largest after the headquarters which are located in Tay Ninh. Men enter the temple from the right, walk...
Format: audio
Call and response singing
This lesson is a study of call and response singing, especially as it relates to African-American spirituals.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Music Education)
By Melody Moore.
The development of sacred singing
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 3.11
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.5
In the first half of the nineteenth century, the music of southern white churches expanded to express a broader range of emotions. To help singers, "shape-note" tunebooks were developed with easy-to-read notation. Includes audio of present-day shape-note singing.
Format: article
By Gavin James Campbell.
Developing continuous air during articulation
Combining long tones and burst-tonguing will assist many beginning instrument players to eliminate excessive breaths while articulating.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Music Education)
By Lynn Dale.
Malay song and rhyme
Two girls are singing childhood songs and reciting rhymes while I record. I met them at a hostel at Tasik Chini, a lake in Malaysia. Though I do not understand what I am saying, it is fun to try to repeat the words I am hearing. They will correct me when I...
Format: audio
Christian church service singing in Phnom Penh
This is a recording of a Christian church service in Phnom Penh. Christianity, like all religions in Cambodia, was once prohibited from being practiced by Pol Pot and his genocidal regime. However, less than 20 years later, it is possible to find Christian...
Format: audio
Musical mountain
Students will learn to hear the differences between low, middle, and high pitches. They will be able to visualize these differences by looking at the low, middle, and high points of a mountain.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 Music Education)
By Margaret Harris.
Fisk Jubilee Singers sheet music folio
Fisk Jubilee Singers sheet music folio
Cover of a sheet music folio entitled "Songs of the Jubilee Singers from Fisk University." The Fisk Jubilee Singers were a group of African American singers at Fisk University in Tennessee who sang spirituals and other American songs. The first incarnation...
Format: image/document
Nepali folk song: Resham Firiri
Nepalis love singing folk songs, and this is by far their favorite. This is a recording of me and a Nepali guide, Tej, singing a very popular folk song, "Resham Firiri." Once you listen, you may be able to understand why it is such a popular song among the...
Format: audio
Wild and wacky warm-ups
The lesson describes choral music warm-ups for improving singing posture, breath control, vowel placement, and rhythmic reading skills. Basic sight reading skills are reviewed and reinforced to enhance independent musicianship.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–8 Music Education)
By Georgia Stephens.