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MUSIC THEORY LESSON Dynamics and Musical Expression

Grade Levels
9th - 11th, Homeschool
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  1. This pack includes 3 x substantially well-resourced and structured lessons covering 3 x whole topics which are essential for every intermediate academic Music course. As such, these resources are appropriate for any such course in the English-speaking world.To summarize, each of the lesson packs abo
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This is a fully resourced quality and structured lesson on dynamic and expressive markings. The pack includes handouts for easy revision, activities for maximum learning, a PowerPoint for teachers to deliver content effortlessly, and full answers for easy assessment. It is appropriate for any intermediate academic Music course in any English-speaking country.

This lesson focuses on Articulation, which includes volume dynamics. Specific content is as follows: Piano/ Pianissimo/ Mezzo Piano; Forte/ Fortissimo/ Mezzo Forte; Pianoforte/ Fortepiano/ Diminuendo/ Crescendo; Accent/ Marcato/ Sforzando; Portato/ Staccato/ Staccatissimo; Legato/ Tenuto; Rim shot. Students are taken through the information with both an information sheet, and a step-by-step PowerPoint. 4 x written/ notation tasks develop students’ ability to recognize the symbols and abbreviations and to be able to use and interpret them on a score. 10 x listening questions conclude the lesson, in which students’ ability to determine appropriate volume dynamics and changes, and articulation changes can be developed. These listening activities will also develop students’ musical memories – a vital skill for the listening exam. By the end of the lesson students will have a secure knowledge of the topic, and you – the teacher – have more than enough activities to allocate a homework task should you wish to.

All of this comes with a 30-slide PowerPoint to make delivery of the lesson smooth and efficient. Ten of those PowerPoint slides are for the 10 listening questions, and you may well want to insert the audios into the slide rather than use media player. That’s up to you. Working with notation, developing listening skills, and acquiring skills that can be applied to composition are vitally important for any intermediate Music course. You will find this lesson to be fully and comprehensively resourced in order to meet the needs of all three of these things, not to mention saving you (literally) hours of planning, too.

I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources and on the quality of my customer service. Please send any enquiries before or after purchase to rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I will be more than happy to help you.

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Music Theory Bundle (Intermediate)

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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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