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Music in class as a teacher enables integration of music into the curriculum to benefit a number of people who are interested in its study. A stronger and effective teaching strategy in classroom brought about by use of music as a teaching aid in classroom. Music in classrooms can reduce stress, change behavior, and enhance learning when in the bad mood. This will enhance harmony between the students and I as a teacher. Good understanding will be developed between the students and the teacher creating a good learning environment. As a teacher, power of music will minimize students from engaging in the discipline related cases, which in turn will affect academic performance. Employment of background music in the classroom will be considered to act as a tool, which will minimize or limit disruptions and behavior related problems. Results will indicate that student is performed better with the introduction of background music than before. A teacher can acquire foreign language in the classroom through music by foreign students, which will minimize stress. This will create understanding of one another in the class thus minimizing stress.
LESSON PLAN-INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SELECTION
Title; Like a Rolling Stone.
Composer; Bob Dylan
Performers; Antar, Jude Collins, Simon Carter
Instrumentation; Key board, piano, drums and guitars
Grade level; Children and youth in particular
Guitar by Frank Owens, drums by Bobby Gregg, piano by Paul Griffins and a video recorder
Like a rolling stone is a folk song sung by Bob Dylan in 1965. The song mainly describes a child who used to dress well but now the dressing has drastically changed. He does not have a home, and that is why he does not talk or does not seem to be proud. She used to go to the finest school, but no one had taught her to live on the streets. She had to get used to it because no one compromised with her. She was like a rolling stone, which had no home to go. The music is easy to understand and that is why I choose it for this lesson plan. The form of the music is a tool mainly used by composers in structuring their compositions. The main form used in this music is mainly sectional through connection of different sections. The rhythm of the music is mainly formed by rhyming words in the music, which creates musicality in the song. Strings of series notes brought together by particular pitch and duration create melody in the music. Music writer based his writing to children who are like rolling stones. Children who are the main audience of this music are targeted in such a way that they must learn from the music outcome. The music when recorded in 1965 and, that is why it was termed as folk music mainly for children.
Listening to this music should enable children to achieve knowledge of understanding one another appropriately. Children should be able to listen to one another and achieve different goals and objectives from them. Children should be able to pronounce words effectively as used by musician during a music lesson. The children should be able to listen to rhyming words in the music to create musicality while communicating or singing any type of music. Students should gain knowledge of understanding historical musical styles, composition techniques and performance practice when performing. Children should be able to use different musical instruments in their music performance to enhance efficiency. They should develop the skills of preparing music as a professional career in recording using different recording materials. Knowledge acquired by children should prepare them for advanced career in music and music history.
Children will be motivated by satisfying their needs, which will be a primary method of keeping the children happy and interested before the music lesson. Positive emotions will be enhanced before the learning process, which will effect a lasting and strong memory during the music lesson. This will include making something exciting, funny or loving to children thus they will learn more readily and will last much longer. Children should be equipped with lots of energy before the music lesson, which will motivate them to listen to rock music that is popular to children than classical music. Children should be allowed to actively- participate in class activities before the lesson, which will make them motivated before the music lesson. This should include participation in groups to solve problems, helping children to do what they want in the best way of doing it and working with each other or being involved physically in the music lesson. Children motivated by presenting to them rewards for their good work done in the previous lessons. This will make them to participate actively in the fourth coming music lesson with high expectation of rewards after the lesson.
Questions should be presented to the children as the lesson goes on, which will determine their level of understanding of the music lesson. Questions when answered correctly will indicate that the children have understood the lesson but when answered wrongly will indicate they have not understood the lesson.