Are you looking for a way to incorporate the Olympics into your music class?
The 2016 Summer Olympics start Friday, and we have the perfect activity to get you in the Olympic Spirit – our new Active Listening piece entitled Summer Games!
Our Active Listening Elements are a fun, interactive way for students to listen to, understand and respond to orchestral music pieces. This activity allows students to discuss form, instrumentation, and even quizzes them on music theory and the arrangement!
How to access Active Listening:
- Visit QuaverMusic.com and log in to your Teacher Account
- Click the TEACHER Tab
- Click the ClassPlay icon, located on the School Bulletin Board
- Use the ClassPlay search bar to find “Summer Games”
- Open ACTIVE LISTENING from the Song Hub and let the fun begin!
How to use Active Listening:
Listen to the FULL PIECE
Set the toggle in the bottom left corner to FULL PIECE to play through all of Summer Games from start to finish. As the music plays, students can watch the graphic montage unfold!
Listen to SECTIONS
When you toggle to SECTIONS, you can click the “A” or “B” sections to break down the piece. Each listening guide provides graphic listening prompts that help illustrate the different movements of the piece.
Teacher Tip: Have your student close their eyes and see if they can tell when the “call & response” or “buildup” occur in the piece.
After listening to each section, switch the toggle on the right from LISTENING GUIDE to QUESTION to quiz your students on what they heard in each section.
After the Concert Questions
When your students are done listening and responding to the whole piece, click AFTER THE CONCERT QUESTIONS located in the bottom right-hand corner to dig deeper into the song and test them on tempo, meter and more!
Teacher Tip: If your students answer the question incorrectly, you can return to the song by using the BACK TO SONG button and relisten to the whole song or a certain section.