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Marvelous Musical Deli - Test Your Ears! A Guided Listening Activity for Form

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 usuable
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This item is part of The Marvelous Musical Deli Series. The Marvelous Musical Deli is a free online resource dedicated to teaching the concept of musical form. The website and video series are an endeavor to take the somewhat abstract concept of form and make it more concrete for younger students. Join Simon Sandwich and his crew of Deli Dudes as they bring form to life. Visit musicaldeli.iheartteachingmusic.com for more details.

Think your students are getting the idea behind analyzing form in music? Test their ears in this guided listening activity. Students listen to short musical excerpts to determine their form (AB/AABB, ABA, or AABA) and arrange deli characters (Simon Sandwich, Betsy Bologna, etc.) to represent the patterns they hear. To see the deli character cards in action, visit The Marvelous Musical Deli's Extension Ideas page. Choose to have students work in small groups, with a partner, or individually. A few short musical examples are suggested, but feel free to use your favorite pieces. (Music files not included - you must purchase your own copies.)

Included in this Download:
Projectable Instructions
Small Form Cards with Deli Characters
Lesson Plan PDF with suggestions for incorporating The Marvelous Musical Deli into your classroom

Also Available in The Marvelous Musical Deli Series:
Welcome to the Deli! An Introduction to Form in Music
Silly Sandwich Rondo
Large Form Cards FREEBIE
The Marvelous Musical Deli Intro to Form Bundle
more items coming soon!

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Total Pages
10 usuable
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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