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Music detectives webquest

  1. 1. Music Detectives by Mrs. Bishop• Introduction• Task • Introduction• Process – In light of the story, Lemony Snicket’s, The Composer Is Dead, – Step 1 you will be investigating composers to discover if any crimes – Step 2 against music may have occurred. – Step 3 – Step 4• Evaluation• Conclusion » Artist Carson Ellis, from » THE COMPOSER IS DEAD © Harper Collins
  2. 2. Music Detectives• Introduction• Task • Task• Process – – Step 1 As beginning detectives, your group will select a composer listed in the book to investigate. Once selected, you will follow – Step 2 “clues” to uncover evidence. – Once you have collected all the information, your group will – Step 3 report to the “Chief Inspector”, who will review all evidence – Step 4 collected. When you have fulfilled all of your investigative duties, you will receive your detective badges, or what I refer to• Evaluation as grades.• Conclusion – Good Luck!
  3. 3. Music Detectives• Introduction• Task • Process – Step 1• Process – Step 1 – Please click on each name to read a brief paragraph about each – Step 2 composer. You will need to use the Composer links from my web page to complete the worksheet. After completing the – Step 3 worksheet, discuss with your group which composer to investigate. – Step 4 Antonio Vivaldi• Evaluation Johann Sebastian Bach• Conclusion Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Franz Joseph Haydn Johannes Brahms Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky Igor Stravinsky Aaron Copland
  4. 4. Music Detectives• Introduction• Task • Process – Step 2• Process – Now that you have selected your “suspect”, each detective – Step 1 needs to choose a question from the following list. Once every – Step 2 member has selected a question, please proceed to Step 3 for a list of “clues” (websites) to use. – Step 3 • – Step 4 During what dates and musical style did your composer live? Where was he born? What was his family life like?• Evaluation • What is the name of a famous composition your composer created?• Conclusion Also, what kind of musical group would perform it and where? (Hint – You should listen to the piece to describe the performing group.) • What historical event was happening in the United States around the time of the composer’s life? In the rest of the world? • What technological advance was made during the composer’s lifetime? Are we still using this knowledge today?
  5. 5. Music Detectives• Introduction• Task • Process – Step 3• Process – – Step 1 Now that your group has come to a decision on who to investigate, please use the following websites to gather – Step 2 evidence. – Step 3 – Step 4• Evaluation• Conclusion
  6. 6. Music Detectives• Introduction• Task • Process – Step 4• Process – Step 1 – Using the evidence collected, your group will present a 4-6 slide – Step 2 PowerPoint presentation to the class. – Step 3 – Please remember, all members need to work together to create this project. – Step 4 – Make sure all questions are answered during the slide show.• Evaluation – Be sure to include pictures and music examples in your slide show.• Conclusion
  7. 7. Music Detectives• Introduction• Task • This is how you will be evaluated.• Process 4 3 2 1 Score – Step 1 All directions were – Step 2 Following All directions were Few, if any followed with Some directions followed without directions were some teacher were followed. Directions any teacher help. help. followed. – Step 3 – Step 4 All tasks were completed with All tasks were Two tasks were One or fewer Content accurate started or near completed. tasks were• Evaluation completion. completed. information.• Conclusion Presentation Power Presentation is neatly done and contains all info, Presentation contains some Presentation has little required but with a few Point contains all info. technical errors. information. information. Group worked well Group had Group worked well Group did not Group together and together most of the time and problems working together, but still work together and completed assignment was Work assignment. finished completed not complete. assignment. assignment.
  8. 8. Music Detectives• Introduction• Task • Conclusion• Process – – Step 1 Congratulations! The Chief Inspector has decided to award you with official music detective badges. Although no serious – Step 2 crimes against music were uncovered, you have completed your assignment. Due to your good investigative skills, you have – Step 3 discovered much information about several composers. Keep your badges current by continuing to listen to great music of all – Step 4 styles and attending live concerts! Until next time……• Evaluation• Conclusion
  9. 9. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer List) – Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany. Growing up with his father being town musician, Bach was surrounded by music during his childhood. He studied and became an excellent organist. Bach wrote music for organ and keyboard instruments, choirs, orchestras, and concertos for instrumental ensembles.
  10. 10. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Antonio Vivaldi (Composer List) – Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy. As a child, his father taught him to play violin. He went on to teach music at an orphanage for girls. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 500 concertos.
  11. 11. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer List) – Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. His father was a violinist and composer. Mozart was an excellent violinist and pianist by age six. At age 12, he had written his first opera. Mozart composed operas, symphonies, concertos, masses, and chamber music.
  12. 12. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer List) – Haydn was born in Rohrau, Austria. His father made wooden carts and his mother was a cook. Even though his parents were not musicians, he went on to become a very famous composer. Though he did not invent it, he is known as the “Father of the Symphony”.
  13. 13. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Johannes Brahms (Composer List) – Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany. His father was a musician, who did not make much money. Brahms helped earn money by playing piano at inns and dance halls. He wrote every form of music except opera.
  14. 14. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky (Composer List) – Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia. Music was not viewed as a good career move, so his parents directed him to study law. Eventually, law was forgotten and he went to St. Petersburg Conservatory to teach music. Tchaikovsky conducted his own music for the opening night of Carnegie Hall in New York City.
  15. 15. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Igor Stravinsky (Composer List) – Stravinsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. His father was a famous opera singer. Stravinsky started piano lessons at age nine. Like Tchaikovsky, he too went on to study law. After a few pieces of music he had written became a success, law was forgotten. Stravinsky wrote in many different styles of music.
  16. 16. Music Detectives• Return to Process–Step 1 • Aaron Copland (Composer List) – Copland was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager, he went to France to study music. His music is very “American” sounding. His has composed pieces for orchestras, ballets, theaters, and even films.