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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 31 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 31

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. View the presentation “What’s That Sound?”
  2. Do a short Question-and-Answer page
  3. Complete the activity “Rate the Riffs”
  4. Watch “10 Riffs that Shook the World”

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 listen to and respond to music.
  • I can describe how electronic music has changed music.
  • I can select the music I prefer and explain why.

View the presentation "What's That Sound?"

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View the presentation "What's That Sound?"

Read and listen to the Google Arts presentation.

Pause and listen to 10 songs that use synthesizers.

Do a short question-and-answer page .

Do a short Question-and-Answer page

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Do a short Question-and-Answer page

Answer the questions, either on the worksheet, or write your answers on a piece of lined paper.

Rate the Riffs

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Rate the Riffs

Rate the Riffs - this worksheet goes with the Riffs activity.
It could be completed by the students individually, or it could be completed by the class as a whole.

10 Riffs that Shook the World

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10 Riffs that Shook the World

In this video, the video maker, Espen Kraft, says "whipped me into shape as a keyboard player, and composer in the mid 80s, all in a different way."

Which of these riffs did you see in the 1st presentation?

Rate the riffs! A worksheet is given in supporting resources so students can rate the riffs.

This is a YouTube link.
If the link doesn't work, search internet for "10 Riffs that Shook the World".

Thriller
The Final Countdown
Jump
Take on Me
Axel F
Save a Prayer
New Song
Light my Fire
Deep Red
Toccata and Fugue in Dm

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