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ANTONIO VIVALDI
"Spring" from The Four Seasons

GRADES K-2
OVERVIEW: Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm (Tempo and Patterns), Melody, Form, Expression, and Tone Color/Timbre are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Performing, Evaluating, Creating, and Relating music to other subject areas such as science, history, and literature (poetry).

The lessons for “Spring" from The Four Seasons for grades K–2 are:
Lesson #1: Tap and Play Along (to the Beat of "Spring")
Lesson #2: A Blooming Story
Lesson #3: Play and Tell "A Blooming Story"

GRADES 3-6
OVERVIEW: Over the 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm (Tempo and Patterns), Melody, Form, Expression, and Tone Color/Timbre are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Performing, Evaluating, Creating, and Relating music to other subject areas such as science, history, and literature (poetry).

The lessons for “Spring" from The Four Seasons for grades 3–6 are:
Lesson #1: Poetry and Music: Tap to the Beat and Form
Lesson #2: Play the Bass Line to Accompany a Theme
Lesson #3: Comparing Different Versions: Instrumentation and Interpretation

The plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned her bachelor of music degree from Ohio University and both a master of music and a doctor of musical arts in general music from Arizona State University. She has taught at Oberlin Conservatory, UNC-Greensboro and in public schools over the past 20 years and is a specialist in early childhood/elementary general music with special training in Orff, Kodály and Dalcroze.

Training Links

Resources

Kodály 101

Orff 101


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Lesson Plans for Grades 1-3

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