This is the second part of a two-part post on music lesson teaching resources for March.
Adam Levine is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer and chief songwriter of Maroon 5.
Levine won notable awards as part of Maroon 5, including three Grammy Awards and three American Music awards.
MTR has many spring-themed music resources available, including Color by Music code sets, MusicMaze Puzzles, Spring-themed Music Math, BOOM Cards, Rhythm Drag and Drop activities for google slides and more!
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Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer famous for his operas and songs. His operatic masterpiece is "Boris Godunov," about a Russian Tsar who lived in the 1500s.
Use the MTR Foldable resource as a research and listening activity when introducing Mussorgsky to your students:
Elton John is a British artist who was one of the most popular entertainers of the late 20th century. John was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at 11. In 1994, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
MTR Resources for Elton John include:
Several of Aretha Franklin's popular singles are now considered classics.
In 1987 Aretha became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2008 she won her 18th Grammy Award, making her one of the most honored artists in Grammy history.
Take a look at the MTR resources focusing on Aretha Franklin:
25 MARCH is Julia Perry's Birthday
Julia Perry was an American classical composer and teacher.
Julia combined European classical and neo-classical training with her African-American heritage.
This animated video is about Julia's life and music. It will suit younger students.
Sarah Vaughan is regarded as one of the greatest of all jazz singers.
Sarah possessed a rich vocal tone and unusually wide vocal range. She was a contralto with a comfortable three-octave range!
Sarah Vaughan was known for the inventiveness and virtuosity of her vocal improvisations. She excelled at song interpretation.
Listen to Sarah singing 'The Shadow of Your Smile' and use MTR's Sarah Vaughan Foldable to make notes of the main points. Suits grade 3-4.
A Compare and Contrast listening activity would be an excellent way of introducing two outstanding singers to students.
1. Sarah Vaughan
2. Barbra Streisand
Lady Gaga is an American singer-songwriter known more for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Having sold 124 million records as of 2014, Gaga is one of the world's best-selling music artists and the fourth highest-earning female musician of the 2010s.
Click the image to view MTR's resources for Lady Gaga:
Eric Clapton is a British rock musician who was a highly influential guitarist in the late 1960s and early '70s and later became a prominent singer-songwriter.
See all available MTR resource for Eric Clapton. Click the image below.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a composer of the Baroque era and the most celebrated member of a large family of north German musicians. Bach is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
MTR presents tons of fun and educational resources featuring Bach. Click the image below to see more.
Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer who was one of the most influential figures in developing the Classical style in music during the Classical era.
His contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".
MTR resources for Haydn include:
Younger students will enjoy playing along with this BOOMWHACKER arrangement for Haydn's 'Suprise Symphony' (Andante)
Download the 'MARCH Teaching Ideas and Resources' as a PDF to keep in your files for quick access.
See PART 1 of this blog post.
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