Students could compose as a warm up when the come in. They would go directly to their seats and begin. This could be a routine. It would be great practice for site reading. FREE composition activity that can be used for recorders or in general music!
students learn fun facts about George Gershwin and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Gershwin's style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. Teacher and student resources, instructions, rubric and answer key included.
MELODY WRITING Step by Step for Middle School Music Teaching young musicians how to write a melody is not easy. I have used the process outlined in this resource for many years with my classes and it works without fail! ♫ CLICK through to read more or repin for later! ♫
Compose Yourself: a Music Composition Game for Kids
This simple activity combines addition practice with musical composition. Works with a wide age range, and you can use whatever instruments you have (or make homemade instruments! This was a favorite activity that the boys have chosen to come back to!