Aim: How can we explore changing dynamics and tempo through creative composition?
Summary: Students create a class composition of a thunderstorm by exploring expressive qualities of crescendo/decrescendo and accelerando/ritardando.
Standards: US 2, 3, 4, 6, 8; NYC 1, 2, 3
Modality: performing, responding, creating
Materials: non-pitched percussion (optional), whiteboard or chart paper
Time Required: 15 minutes
This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox
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