Music Web Lesson
You will need ear phones for this web lesson.
Work your way through the following 5 activities.
the following site: http://www.classicsforkids.com/index.asp
a) Go to the link 'More about Music', and then select 'Instruments
of the Orchestra'.
Then click and select each section of the orchestra, to listen to that
section of the orchestra playing on its own. For each section, click
the play button on the bottom left of the screen, (where it says:
"Click here to listen to The String Section..."etc.)
b) Print this plan
of the orchestra, fill it in and paste it in your book. Label the
diagram with the instruments you see in each section of the orchestra.
c) Print off these pictures,
then cut them out and and paste them in the correct position on your
diagram of the orchestra. (If you first paste them in a Word document,
you can make them the size you want.)
d) Go back to the 'Instruments of the Orchestra' page and click and
listen to Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 First Movement. See
if you can hear and pick out the different sections of the orchestra.
Which section of the orchestra can you hear used just on its own?
e) Which part of the piece or symphony do you think is shown in the
f) (Copy and paste the following links and paste them in a new
Open this music time machine game:
'Composer Time Machine' at this site:
http://www.classicsforkids.com/games/time-machine/tm.html, and click the
button that is labelled 'How to play'. List in your book the four
different time periods of music.
g) Find Beethoven with the 'Time Machine'. Write down the music period
during which he composed his works, and note down also the year he was
born and the year he died.
2. Go to
the following site and find and visit the picture gallery:
3. Open this Timeline blank worksheet page. Draw the
timeline in your book on a new double page. (Or print off a copy and
paste it in your book)
Research and fill in the main historical events that occurred during
his life on
the blank timeline.
The 'Composer Time Machine Game' will help you with this. When you
find Beethoven, pull the green handle down from the top right,
to scroll through the historical event during his life.
Also add some personal events or achievements in his life from the
following web site. Go to the following site and click the link
to help you. http://www.lvbeethoven.com/Bio/BiographyLudwig.html
your research skills and find the answers to the followin questions
a) What was it
that he said would “..resound,
roar, and rage..” in front of him?
b) What do people mean when they describe him as a "giant
straddling two styles"?
c) When in his life did he become almost totally deaf?
- Answer in complete sentences on a new page under the heading:
5. Explore this music game site while you are waiting for
the rest of the class to finish the timeline and questions.
musical mystery music game.