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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 29 in your Middle School classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Timbre of Unpitched Instruments

You'll also cover the themes of: Eras in Music

Middle School Lesson 29

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Get an introduction to the Theremin
  2. View the Google Arts presentation on the history of the Theremin
  3. Optional: Listen to “Flight of the Bumblebee” on Theremin
  4. Optional: How to Play the Flight of the Bumblebee on Theremin

Extension:

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can describe music created on the Theremin.
  • I can explain how the Theremin is played.

An introduction to the Theremin

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An introduction to the Theremin

This is a YouTube link to "The Theremin - A short introduction to a unique instrument".

If the link doesn't work, search internet for "The Theremin - A short introduction to a unique instrument"

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View the Google Arts presentation on the history of the Theremin

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View the Google Arts presentation on the history of the Theremin

Download the questions and answer key from Supporting Resources.
Copy pages 1 and 2 for the students.

Copy pages 1 and 2 of the worksheet for each student. As you go through the presentation, read the slide, listen to the examples and watch the videos. There are 1 to 3 questions on each slide. Have the students answer the questions before moving on to the next slide.

Optional: Listen to “Flight of the Bumblebee” on Theremin

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Optional: Listen to “Flight of the Bumblebee” on Theremin

This is a YouTube link to "Flight of the Bumblebee on Theremin".

If the link doesn't work, search internet for "Flight of the Bumblebee on Theremin".

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Optional: How to Play the Flight of the Bumblebee on Theremin

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Optional: How to Play the Flight of the Bumblebee on Theremin

This is a YouTube link to "How to Play the Flight of the Bumblebee on Theremin".

If the link doesn't work, search internet for "How to Play the Flight of the Bumblebee on Theremin".

Video not working? Try a different video source.
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