As children come to learn more and more about how music is put together, they will begin to have new ears to hear any music. They add critical thinking skills to their musical experiences and will enjoy many kinds of music. They also come to understand and love music as they have hands on experiences creating their own music. They can have that experience through private lessons or by just doing some of the fun lessons that I will share.

The lessons will center on the Elements of Music: Beat, Rhythm, Style, Melody, Expression, Form, Timbre, Harmony, and Texture. You can watch as children become confidant at discussing these elements and hearing them in the music they listen to each day. They will enjoy using these elements to create their own music.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Peter and the Wolf - Preparing for Lesson 2

Now that the children know the story of Peter and the Wolf and have been introduced to the music, we want them to be able to identify the music for each character and to know the instrument that plays that music.  Pictures of the instruments are important so they can identify each by sight and by sound.   You will also need pictures representing each of the characters in the story.

The characters:

You will need the following:  Feel free to pull pictures off the internet or to use the following:
Bird = flute
Peter = strings
Cat = Clarinet
Duck = Oboe
Grandfather = bassoon
Wolf = French Horn
Hunters = Timpani Drums

Click on any picture to see the large size.  Then right click and "save as".

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