Aim: How can we improvise melodies using our voices?
Summary: Students use their singing voices to take turns improvising and creating melodic phrases on a given theme.
Standards: US 1, 3, 4 6; NYC 1, 2, 3
Modality: performing, responding, creating
Materials: Teacher Worksheet
Time Required: 15 minutes
This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox
Once the students are comfortable singing this way, lead students to discover that the musical question has an “open, unanswered” feeling that is away from the “home note” (tonic), whereas the musical answer has a “closed, resolved” feeling that comes from ending on the home note (tonic).
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