WHAT DO WE TEACH?

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.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Favorite Pieces to teach Musical Form

 Here are some of my favorite pieces to teach form.  Of course, there is much else to talk about with each piece you listen to but these are a great introduction to musical form and help the children be analytical listeners in a fun way.


Piece of Music

Form

Where?

March of the Wooden Soldiers Tchaikovsky
ABA

Minuet in G
Beethoven
ABA

Minuet and Trio from Eine Kleine Mozart
ABA

Minuet in G                                             Bach
AABB

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks Mussorgsky
AABA Coda

Trumpeter’s Lullaby                         Anderson
Intro ABA Coda

The Aquarium                                        Saint Saens
AAB Coda

The Swan                                              Saint Saens
Intro ABA Coda

Forgotten Dreams                             Anderson
AAB~AA

Galop                                          Kabalevsky
Intro A~A~B~A~A

Waltzing Cat                                     Anderson
Intro AABB~A Coda

Norwegian Dance                                   Grieg
Intro AABAA Coda

Sandpaper Ballet                               Anderson
Intro AABAABA Coda

Fossils                                                   Saint Saens
ABACA

Waltz of the Doll                                 Delibes
Intro AAB~AC Coda

Syncopated Clock                            Anderson
Intro AABA~CC~AA Coda


2 comments:

  1. This is a great list. Thank you very much!

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  2. You are a godsend! Thank you for this.

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