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Composition Resources for the Classroom

A set of eight lesson plans designed as a practical and fun introduction to the principles of music composition.

Complete
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Introduction
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Lesson Plans
PDF icon Lesson One: The Voice – Our First Instrument [PDF]

Additional materials
—Captain Beefheart, Electricity [YouTube]
—Spike Jones, Hawaiian War Chant [offsite audio]
—Jennifer Walshe, Here We Are Now [mp3]
—Luciano Berio, Sequenza III [offsite audio]
Ruppetigah handout [PDF]
Ruppetigah class performance [mp3]
—More about Jennifer Walshe [CMC composer page]
—RTÉ lyric fm, Nova [web site]
PDF icon Lesson Two: Conductor [PDF]

Additional materials
Conductor class performance [mp3]
PDF icon Lesson Three: Graphic Scores [PDF]

Additional materials
The Beano Game handout [PDF]
—Cathy Berberian, Stripsody: class performance [mp3]
Graphic score handout [PDF]
PDF icon Lesson Four: Musical Games [PDF]

Additional materials
My Loony Bun handout [PDF]
PDF icon Lesson Five: Maestro [PDF]

Additional materials
Graphic score handout [PDF]
PDF icon Lesson Six: Maestro Detective Games [PDF]

Additional materials
Graphic score handout [PDF]
PDF icon Lesson Seven: The Golden Section [PDF]

Additional materials
—The Golden Section: class performance [mp3]
PDF icon Lesson Eight: Rehearsing and Performing [PDF]

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