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Want to know what your primary students are hearing in the music you share, and open their ears to even more? Listening glyphs allow K-3 students to express what they hear by choosing one crayon or the other, and allow teachers to assess the understanding of an entire class at a glance.
Glyphs are pictures of facts. A listening glyph asks students to identify the "facts" about a musical selection, and then express what they are hearing by choosing one crayon or another.
Example: Students are asked to listen for "Steady Beat." If they hear a steady beat in the music they color Harry Potter's face pink. If they don't hear a steady beat they color his face blue.
1) General Listening Glyph - The first listening glyph is set up for general use with any piece of music. Students will listen for steady beat, tempo, staccato/legato, amplitude (volume), if it's a small or big music group, and if they hear repeated music.
2) Listening Glyph for Harry's Wondrous World from the "Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone" soundtrack - music by American composer, John Williams. This listening glyph will include things to listen for that are unique to this musical score.
3) Blank Listening Glyph - This version of the glyph gives the greatest freedom. Blanks are provided so you can choose the things that you'd like your students to listen for.
4) About This Activity - This page includes instructions and extension ideas.
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John Williams was born in Floral Park, New York, on February 8, 1932, to John and Esther Towner Williams. He was the oldest of four children. As a kid, Johnny learned to play the piano, bassoon, cello, clarinet, trumpet, trombone - and even formed a band with this friends. When John Williams grew up, he joined the Air Force where he conducted and arranged music for the bands. When he was discharged he enrolled in The Julliard School to study piano. Read more...