Aim: What is the shape of a melody? How does a melody move between high and low?
Summary: Students sing and identify melodic contours.
Standards: US 1, 6; NYC 1, 2 Modality: performing, responding, creating
Materials: audio excerpts, student worksheet (Moving Melodies)
Time Required: 20 minutes
This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox
Music Educators Toolbox by Carnegie Hall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
“The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II. Available from Musopen.
Sound files on the Musopen repository are licensed as Public Domain.
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” Variations (12
Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je maman”), K.265/300e, by Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart. Performed by Stefano Ligoratti. Published
by Stefano Ligoratti and available from IMSLP. Licensed under a Creative
Commons Attribution 3.0