Teaching Instruments and Sounds with Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!

Teaching Instruments and Sounds with Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! 

Pam West
westpam@chambersburg.k12.pa.us
Chambersburg Area School District

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments

Level:

Elementary

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

Midi Keyboard

Duration:

30 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

none

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

NAfME 2014: Performing

NAfME Standards of 1994: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.

NAfME 2014: Creating

NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

NAfME 2014: Connections

Materials:

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! ((Lloyd Moss/Simon & Schuster) midi keyboard list of general music assignments (from keyboard manual) pictures of instruments featured in the book

Objectives:

This lesson introduces primary level students to instruments by sight and sound. It also reinforces rhyming words and literacy. The students have a chance to be creative by improvising music on the keyboard and get their hands on the instrument.

Procedures:

As the teacher reads the book, the students will improvise short melodies using the sounds on the keyboard that coordinate with the instruments in hte book. As a review, a student will play a sound selected by the teacher randomly while another student finds it’s picture from a group.

Evaluation:

Students will be able to identify several orchestral instruments by sight and sound.

Follow Up:

Anything to further enhance the instrumental lessons. At higher levels, the keyboard could be used to compare the sound qualities of the instruments in a family or play the same tune using different sounds.

Items to Purchase:

book (about $15) and a keyboard if they are not readily available

When budget should be submitted:

 

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