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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Lesson Music and Baseball

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing right now (I'm hoping that the Red Sox can win tonight). If you teach elementary school music lessons you might want to take a look at this activity that uses a baseball background to teach students about pitch. Perfect Pitch is a nice little game produced by the Kennedy Center's Arts Edge. Perfect Pitch teaches students about the instruments in an orchestra through a baseball game setting. The game introduces students to four eras of orchestral music and the instruments used in each. Students can create their own small orchestras and virtually play each instrument to hear how it sounds. After building an orchestra students then test their knowledge in short quizzes about the instruments and their sounds.