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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Beethoven Venn Diagrams!

This week, the third grade students filled in a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two different pieces by Beethoven:  Sonata in G and Moonlight Sonata.

We asked them to focus on the mood, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, pitch, tonality, instrumentation, and anything else that they could think of.  Of course, some students may interpret the two pieces differently, and that's okay!  However, some qualities (such as instrumentation and tonality), are concrete and not open for interpretation.

Once they completed the listening activity on their own, we collaborated and made a big diagram on the board.  Here is the diagram for Mrs. Kip and Mrs. Gerry's classes:

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