Improvisation Chant with Instrumental Activities for Elementary Music

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 8 reviews
8 Ratings
Frau Musik USA
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Do you need fun activities to teach & practice improvisation? Music Improvisation Chant feels like a game. The simultaneous instrument activities and rotation pattern that accompany this original chant put students at ease while learning to create their own music. Because multiple students are improvising at the same time, no one is "put on the spot."

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Why I Created this Activity

My students love this activity! I created it because it was hard to teach them how to improvise. Many students are afraid to even try. This activity gives the teacher a specific roadmap and it gives students guidance and confidence.

Included in This Easy-to-Use Resource

  • Projectable lessons - PowerPoint version
  • Simple directions for uploading as Google Slides version
  • Original notated chant
  • Body percussion activity
  • Melodic improvisation activity
  • Rhythmic & melodic improvisation activity
  • Step-by-step guided instruction.
  • Complete, succinct directions with diagrams included.
  • Teacher tips/common mistakes/suggested corrections

Classroom Materials Needed

  • Four xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, or other melodic instruments
  • Boomwhackers or unpitched rhythm instruments

From Happy Teachers Using this Resource

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jamie S. - Easy to follow and a great start up resource for improvisation.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ms. Guse - Fun activity to add to our learning on improvisation in different learning approaches.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rachel M. - This lesson is so easy to follow! The creator did a workshop for us, and I had so much fun with this activity. I can't wait to share it with my students!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hayley H. - I used this in a college class with my classmates and professor as "students". My "students" actually really enjoyed the lesson and thought it would be very engaging for 3rd-6th maybe 7th grade depending on the students. I am going to use it with my 5th grade students next semester to see how they like it. Thank you for the great resource.


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