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Barger, Rita; Haehl, Martha – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2007
This article describes middle school mathematics activities that relate measurement, ratios, and geometric sequences to finger positions or the placement of frets on stringed musical instruments. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Musical Instruments, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Activities
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LoPresto, Michael C. – Physics Education, 2003
Describes experiments to address the properties of brass musical instruments that can be used to demonstrate sound in any level physics course. The experiments demonstrate in a quantitative fashion the effects of the mouthpiece and bell on the frequencies of sound waves and thus the musical pitches produced. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Demonstrations (Science), Higher Education, Music
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Park, Leo – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Improvisation-based exercises may be the key to unlocking students' innate musical creativities. This article focuses on two exercises--drone improvisation and circle stringing--that can be easily integrated into the orchestra curriculum and adapted to the learning needs of the individual student, small-ensemble, and large-ensemble settings. Of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Creative Activities, Student Needs
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Heil, Leila – Music Educators Journal, 2017
This article describes a sequential approach to improvisation teaching that can be used with students at various age and ability levels by any educator, regardless of improvisation experience. The 2014 National Core Music Standards include improvisation as a central component in musical learning and promote instructional approaches that are…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Creativity
Daniels, Elva; Peters, Edwin – Instructor, 1987
Instructions are presented for making and using several musical instruments for primary- and intermediate-grade students. (CB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Teacher Developed Materials
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Sheets, H. David – Physics Teacher, 1993
Describes the use of chromatic musical instrument tuners to make frequency measurements of sound waves and as an exercise in the conversion of pitch to frequency. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Acoustics, High Schools, Musical Instruments, Physics
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Elsner, Kaye M. – Physics Teacher, 1994
Explains the properties of the Aborigine musical instrument, the bullroarer. Describes how to make one out of a wooden tongue depressor and dental floss. (MVL)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Physics, Science Activities, Science Education
Vahed, Zubeda – TESL Talk, 1982
Classroom activities for ESL that use music and musical instruments are suggested to develop locomotor skills, auditory discrimination, and reading and writing skills. Such activities could include use of musical instruments, imagination games, writing lyrics, hearing ethnic music, and music-related events and visitors. (MSE)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Class Activities, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
Vahed, Zubeda – TESL Talk, 1982
Classroom activities for ESL that use music and musical instruments are suggested to develop locomotor skills, auditory discrimination, and reading and writing skills. Such activities could include using musical instruments, playing imagination games, writing lyrics, hearing ethnic music, and having music-related events and visitors. (MSE)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Class Activities, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
Muro, Don – Teaching Music, 1995
Maintains that many educators are using sequences to create accompaniments and practice tapes geared to student abilities. Describes musical instruction using Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Discusses eight suggestions designed to make the process of sequencing more efficient. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Hardin, Chad – Instructor, 1984
A series of activities are described to introduce students to musical instruments. Children learn about woodwind, string, percussion, and brass instruments through observation of musicians, hands-on experiences, and recordings. Sample recordings and a bibliography are listed. (DF)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Music Appreciation
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Cali, Simone – Investigating, 1999
Describes an improvised science lesson that grew out of elementary students' interests and questions about music and sound. Students designed, built, and performed with their own musical instruments. (WRM)
Descriptors: Acoustics, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Activities
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Smardo, Frances A. – Reading Teacher, 1984
Suggests that picture book stories about music and musical instruments can be effectively blended with music experiences in an early childhood education program. Offers ideas for doing this in the elementary school classroom; includes a list of recommended books. (FL)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Music Activities
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Nave, C. R.; Garland, B. D. – American Journal of Physics, 1980
Describes some undergraduate laboratory experiments in acoustics which involve the analysis of speech and musical instrument sounds and the general analysis of the frequency range of complex sounds. (HM)
Descriptors: Acoustics, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Moehnke, Randy – Physics Teacher, 1994
Discusses the use of contests to keep physics interesting and exciting for the students. Includes: balloon car, egg drop, tennis ball catapult, bridge building, mousetrap vehicle, musical instrument, slide photo, electric junk dissection, windmill generator, and solar heater. (MVL)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Electricity, High Schools, Mechanics (Physics)
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