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Lees Music Class Ideas Revised 7/12/11 8 sessions, 45 minutes each 1) What is music?

Check attendance name games list adjectives and associations with music on board listen to different styles and cross out words that dont match the style The class makes a definition of music Sing-along to ___? 2) Our taste in music Check attendance Game? What music do you like? Why? What is one story about a piece of music or experience with music? Why is music important in society? What would society be like without music? What is the relationship between music and emotion? Red Hot Chili Peppers Dani California Does anyone want to revise the definition today? Sing-along to ___? 3) Modern vs. Old Check attendance Tiesto Adagio for Strings Barber Adagio for Strings What do you think of this update? Similarities and differences? Which one do you like better? Which one is more effective? Why? Does anyone want to revise the definition today? 4) Beauty and Music Check attendance Game: 3 objects postcard gold coin something old Which is the most beautiful? Why? Guided Visualization/Relaxation Audio?? Prt Fratres excerpt ?? Steve Reich Come Out Does anyone want to revise the definition today?

5) Unusual Musical Instruments Check attendance Chapman Stick video / Andy McKee video Game: Make a Glass Harmonica (need 14 bottles) 2 groups: one group gets line notation and one gets to hear the melody Try to make the melody Deep Purple Smoke on the Water 4 notes/bottles

Britney Spears Toxic 7 notes/bottles

Does anyone want to revise the definition today? Sing-along to ___? 6) Non-Western Music Check attendance Cambodian Beckys CD Indian Classical Ravi Shankar Middle Eastern Qanun/Arabesque Music Ensemble What things are similar and different about these kinds of nonWestern music? Does anyone want to revise the definition today? Sing-along to ___? 7) 80s music Check attendance Watch videos and sing-along to: Bon Jovi Michael Jackson ??? Does anyone want to revise the definition today? 8) 90s music

Check attendance Watch videos and sing-along to: Nirvana Dave Matthews Band ??? Does anyone want to revise the definition today? Final thoughts and reflections? Main Ideas or Goals: -- Have fun listening to music and watching music videos -- Talk with other campers about music and what they like -- Be exposed to new kinds of music, and old kinds in a new way -- Sing along to well-known songs -- Engage with difficult questions like: what is music? / what is beauty? / why is there a difference in taste? / how does music change over time or by decade? -- play fun games like making a glass harmonica and Session Ideas based on conversations, notes, etc. between Vadim, Gena, and Tiago