This is a fun activity I use on the first day of Middle School General Music!I play 15 different short listening examples - I personally use a playlist from my iTunes, but you could use a CD, youtube, etc.Students listen to the short clip and then choose which style it fits in best.
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Movie Music Composition Project. Great way to get upper elementary and middle school students creating, analyzing, selecting etc. Includes lessons for composing their own film soundtrack, adding their own sound effects, and studying John Williams and a foley artist as well.
This interactive music notebook is a great tool for assessing middle school (5th and 6th grade) music students while encouraging creativity and ownership of learning. This file can be used in a variety of ways, including as traditional interactive notebook pages, worksheets, assessments, differentiated activities, evidence of learning, and more!Save money with the bundles.
Video Game Music Composition Project: Organized Chaos. Great unit for upper elementary and middle school. Students create a videogame concept and compose music and add sounds. Links to famous video game composer interviews, discussion questions, fully editable worksheets, and more.