(Grades 2-8) A Listening Kit for the Study of Instrumental Ensembles - Students will quickly master the basics with these versatile manipulatives designed to be child-friendly, fun and effective in promoting musical competency while reinforcing the National Music Standards.
These Listening Kits use the included CDs and boards, along with the suggested exploration questions, to help familiarize students with musical sounds; from instrumental and vocal ensembles, to moods and styles. Specific directions are provided in the included Teacher's Guide, but the general process is the same for all of the kits in the series: once students are familiar with the elements pictured on the board, select and play an audio example from the CD. Students then use clothespins, paperclips, or their fingers to mark what they hear on their board. As students progress, incorporate extension activities into your lessons, and challenge students with the longer multi-example sequences on the CD.