Nutcracker Program Music

Nutcracker Program Music
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2 MB|9 pages
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This double-sided worksheet and quick Powerpoint explanation are intended for a lesson on program music using Tchaikovsky's divertissements from Act II of The Nutcracker.

After learning (or reviewing) the meaning of program music vs. absolute music, students will use their prior musical knowledge to predict what the pieces will sound like based on their theme (e.g. What will the dynamics sound like for a piece about Chocolate?)

Then, as they listen to the examples out of order, they will match each piece to which theme they think applies and support their answers with evidence from what they hear and their predictions.
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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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