Aim: What musical ingredients give a piece a unique sound?
Summary: Students create arrangements of a melody and listen to recordings contrasting in style and genre.
Standards: US 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8; NYC 1, 2, 3
Modality: performing, responding, creating
Materials: recordings of different styles and genres, classroom instruments (if available)
Time Required: 20 minutes
This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox
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Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 “Little Fugue” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by James Kibble, The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 “Little Fugue” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Arranged and digitally performed by Robert Buchanan and made available through the Community Audio collection. Sound file licensed as Public Domain.