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Sound Bingo! A FREE game

Sound Bingo! A FREE game.

BINGO cardI made this to play with Dorian and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Basic Bingo rules apply, except the board is a 5X5 grid of instruments (the center square is a ‘free space’ and considered already filled). Listen to the audio clips and cross off (or cover) each instrument as it plays. First to get five-in-a-row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) is the winner. Easy!

  • Download and unzip the zip file.
  • Print the cards.
  • Either burn the audio to CD or create a playlist on an mp3 player.
  • Set to random or shuffle.
  • Hit play to start the game.

Some of the instruments might be unfamiliar and some sound like other instruments, so the name is spoken once during each clip. Dorian insisted we use the voice of “Robot Mommy”. After a few games, we changed the rules so only the first to shout out the correct instrument covered a square. We also used a remote to skip to the next track and speed the game up. It’s a great way to learn about different instruments, develop deliberate listening and have fun!

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Music Educators Toolbox | Carnegie Hall

This set of free online resources for music teachers includes lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hall’s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school.

The Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of Rhythm and Meter, Form and Design, Expressive Qualities, Pitch, and Performing.

via Music Educators Toolbox | Carnegie Hall.

The Florida Orchestra – Classical Kids

The Florida Orchestra – Classical Kids

Parents, caregivers, and grandparents…we invite you to introduce the kids in your life to the live music you love. Now children ages 18 and younger can attend the 2014/2015 Tampa Bay Times Masterworks free. It’s the latest in our initiatives to make live symphonic music even more accessible to Tampa Bay.

We have reserved a limited number of free Classical Kids tickets for each Masterworks concert (Carmina Burana performances are the only exclusion). At least one paying adult purchase is required per order, and other restrictions apply. Be among the first to take advantage of this first-come, first-served offer!

These tickets are available only through The Florida Orchestra Ticket Center.
For more information and tickets, call 727.892.3337 or 800.662.7286.

There is a limited supply of Classical Kids tickets per concert.
Children five and younger are discouraged from attending orchestra concerts.

Classical Kids tickets are available for the following concerts:
Beethoven & Rachmaninoff
Fri, Oct 10, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Oct 11, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Oct 12, 7:30 pm, REH
Classical Kids Program Notes
Mozart & Brahms
Fri, Feb 27, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Feb 28, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Mar 1, 7:30 pm, REH
Barber’s Violin Concerto
Fri, Oct 24, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Oct 25, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Oct 26, 7:30 pm, REH
Classical Kids Program Notes
Russian Extravaganza
Sat, Mar 14, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Mar 15, 7:30 pm, REH
New World Symphony
Fri, Dec 5, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Dec 6, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Dec 7, 7:30 pm, REH
Classical Kids Program Notes
Mahler’s Symphony No. 4
Fri, Mar 20, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Mar 21, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Mar 22, 7:30 pm, REH
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Fri, Jan 16, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Jan 17, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Jan 18, 7:30 pm, REH
Scheherazade
Fri, Apr 17, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Apr 18, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Apr 19, 7:30 pm, REH
Romeo and Juliet
Fri, Jan 23, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Jan 24, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Jan 25, 7:30 pm, REH
The Planets
Fri, May 1, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, May 2, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, May 3, 7:30 pm, REH
Fauré’s Requiem
Sat, Feb 7, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Feb 8, 7:30 pm, REH
Beethoven & Sibelius
Fri, May 29, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, May 30, 8 pm, MAH
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4
Fri, Feb 20, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Feb 21, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Feb 22, 7:30 pm, REH

Source: The Florida Orchestra

The Florida OrchestraWikipedia: The Florida Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Florida, USA. It was founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, when the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and the Tampa Philharmonic agreed to merge in 1968. The orchestra changed its name to The Florida Orchestra in 1984. It gives concerts in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.

Lesson: Leaf Children – Teaching With Orff

Lesson: Leaf Children

Posted October 1, 2014 by Marjie Van Gunten

Fall LeavesFall Leaves

A beautiful children’s book and autumn leaves inspire creative movement and encourage children to make aesthetic choices about instrumental accompaniment to their leaf dance. A repeated refrain from the book provides an opportunity for vocal improvisation and the lesson also includes suggestions for creating an operetta. This lesson is suggested for children in grades K-1.

 

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The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America | Library of Congress

Overview

See and Hear American History Through Song

“Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing.” – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work 1884

Listen to the changes in the “Star Spangled Banner” as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which sheet music cover art documents historical themes. Read essays discussing the histories of musical styles. Watch videos pairing sound recording with period illustrations. All this and more awaits you as the Library of Congress celebrates The Songs of America.

The Songs of America presentation allows you to explore American history as documented in the work of some of our country’s greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers. From popular and traditional songs, to poetic art songs and sacred music, the relationship of song to historical events from the nation’s founding to the present is highlighted through more than 80,000 online items. The user can listen to digitized recordings, watch performances of artists interpreting and commenting on American song, and view sheet music, manuscripts, and historic copyright submissions online. The site also includes biographies, essays and curated content, interactive maps, a timeline and teaching resources offering context and expert analysis to the source material.

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The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem

On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem. Key’s words gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition through which generations of Americans have invested the flag with their own meanings and memories.

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How You Breathe This tutorial will help the young learners to understand the process of breathing. T …

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This tutorial will help the young learners to understand the process of breathing. The learners will be able to visualize that when we take in the air, the lungs expand and when we breathe out, the air leaves the lungs and they return to the resting state.

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