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February 7th, 2009

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11:34 pm - Musical Form Lesson Plan Help!
Hello everyone!

I'm in the process of acquiring a B.ed degree and am currently enrolled in a Music Education course.  In this course we are supposed to give a short 30-40 minute presentation on musical form.  Our textbook spends a considerable time talking about phrase form, but I know there are also larger forms such as binary, ternary, song (AABA) and rondo forms that I'd like to cover.  My question to everyone here is, do you have any advice or lesson plans that I could look at in order to get an idea of how I could present/teach this to my university class?  Do you know of any interactive websites that I could use during the presentation, or that could help me formulate a lesson?  The
class has a very limited background, so it is important to provide them with activities (any suggestions??) so that they can learn some things thoroughly rather than everything superficially...if you know what I'm saying.

Please help!  :)

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Date:February 9th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I think it's very important for it to be based directly on the music. Using specific pieces, talk about these forms, as this is where the forms come from. It's very disengaging to talk about form for a while and then listen to music. Flip it around. Play Mozart's Theme and Variations on Twinkle Twinkle little star, THEN ask them what they heard. Then you can go more in depth and do more examples. Just a thought

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