Lessons for the Week of 4/20/2020
This week we will learn about the great German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven! Beethoven was known for writing 9 symphonies. A symphony is a multi-movement (a movement is a section) composition written for an orchestra.
Listen to the first movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony while you watch the line rider. See how many musical symbols and terms you can recognize and follow. Why does the line rider suddenly become two line riders? Does the video representation match the music you are hearing?
Here's another excerpt from one of Beethoven's symphonies. This time its the finale from Symphony #9. The "Ode to Joy" theme is probably one of the best known melodies in all of classical music. The song was even adopted as the national anthem of the European Union.
Watch this flash mob of an orchestra performing in a town square. What song do you know that would make a good flash mob? https://youtu.be/GBaHPND2QJg
Beethoven biography worksheet is below. Read more about him, view a timeline, and answer the questions.
Learn more about instruments of the orchestra by completing the crossword puzzle and doing some research!