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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 38 in your Middle School classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Expression

Middle School Lesson 38

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Concepts(s):
Expression
Grades(s):
Middle School
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Complete a Genre Listening Activity
  2. Listen to “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
  3. Listen to “Barracuda” by Heart
  4. Listen to “Take the A Train” by Duke Ellington
  5. Listen to “The Wellerman” – From TikTok to Epic Remix
  6. Listen to “Beethoven’s 5th” by Line Riders
  7. Listen to “Rattlin’ Bog” by Drops of Green
  8. Listen to “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus
  9. Listen to “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
  10. Listen to the “The Fresh Prince of Belair” theme song
  11. Listen to “Hear That Guitar Ring” by Powder Blues
  12. Listen to “Bonito y sabroso” by Benny More
  13. Listen to “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
  14. Listen to “Take on Me” sung by a-ha
  15. Listen to “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees
  16. Listen to “Satisfied” a song clip from “Hamilton”

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can listen and respond to musical examples in a wide variety of styles and genres.
  • I can discuss personal preferences for music and their reasons for preferences.
  • I can categorize musical examples by genre or style.

Complete a Genre Listening Activity

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Complete a Genre Listening Activity

Read the instructions together.
15 examples will follow.

These are YouTube links.
If the YouTube links don't work, search the internet and choose alternate selections from YouTube.

Play the example and give students time to fill in their rating and a brief note as to why they gave it that rating. If they think they know the selection, artist or genre, write it in. If not, leave it blank. Do as many examples as you have time for but remember to leave time to go back and fill in the blanks. Have fun!

Listen to "Brave" by Sara Bareilles

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Listen to "Brave" by Sara Bareilles

Example 1: "Brave" by Sara Bareilles (Live from Atlanta)

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Listen to "Barracuda" by Heart

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Listen to "Barracuda" by Heart

Example 2: "Barracuda" by Heart

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Listen to "Take the A Train" by Duke Ellington

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Listen to "Take the A Train" by Duke Ellington

Example 3: "Take the A Train" by Duke Ellington

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Listen to "The Wellerman" - From TikTok to Epic Remix

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Listen to "The Wellerman" - From TikTok to Epic Remix

Example 4: "The Wellerman" - From TikTok to Epic Remix

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Listen to "Beethoven's 5th" by Line Riders

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Listen to "Beethoven's 5th" by Line Riders

Example 5: Line Riders - Beethoven's 5th

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Listen to "Rattlin' Bog" by Drops of Green

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Listen to "Rattlin' Bog" by Drops of Green

Example 6: Drops of Green's "Rattlin' Bog"

Note to teachers: This example was edited on June 14th.
It's the same genre as in the teacher's guide, but it is a different example.

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Listen to "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus

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Listen to "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus

Example 7: "Achy Breaky Heart", Billy Ray Cyrus (official music video)

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Listen to "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder

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Listen to "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder

Example 8: "Superstition" Stevie Wonder - Live in London 2008

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Listen to the "The Fresh Prince of Belair" theme song

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Listen to the "The Fresh Prince of Belair" theme song

Example 9: "The Fresh Prince of Belair" theme song

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Listen to "Hear That Guitar Ring" by Powder Blues

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Listen to "Hear That Guitar Ring" by Powder Blues

Example 10: Powder Blues' "Hear That Guitar Ring" - 1991 pt 2

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Listen to "Bonito y sabroso" by Benny More

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Listen to "Bonito y sabroso" by Benny More

Example 11: "Bonito y sabroso", Benny More

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Listen to "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash

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Listen to "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash

Example 12: Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" (Live)

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Listen to "Take on Me" sung by a-ha

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Listen to "Take on Me" sung by a-ha

Example 13: "Take on Me" sung by a-ha (official video remastered in 4K)

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Listen to "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees

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Listen to "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees

Example 14: "Stayin' Alive", the Bee Gees (official music video)

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Listen to "Satisfied" a song clip from "Hamilton"

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Listen to "Satisfied" a song clip from "Hamilton"

Example 15: "Satisfied" song clip from "Hamilton"

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