ATLAS ADVENTURE - ELEMENTARY

Listen to Different Kinds of Music / Find Your Steady Beat

In this activity, students will draw items that they see or hear, and circle the genre they hear. 

Before playing Example #1, read through question #1 with your students, so they know what to listen for. You may have them listen for genre and draw instruments all at once, or break those items up into two separate listening sessions. 

Example #1 - ‘Happy,’ Pharrell Williams

Video/audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZSe6N_BXs

Possible instruments: Drums, Keyboard Synth, Percussion (hand claps), guitar, bass guitar

Genre: Pop

Before playing Example #2, read through question #2 with your students, so they know what to listen for. You may have them listen for genre and draw people all at once, or break those items up into two separate listening sessions.

Example #2 - Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’, Scherzo Ludwig Van Beethoven

Video/audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_ufQx4DgmQ

Number of people:  Many!

Genre: Classical

Before playing Example #1, read through question #1 with your students, so they know what to listen for. You may have them listen for genre and draw instruments all at once, or break those items up into two separate listening sessions. 

Example #3 - “Blowin’ in the Wind,” Bob Dylan

Video/audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwgrjjIMXA

Genre: Folk