1. Topic-
Identifying basic form in music.
2. Content-
Form - How music is structured into sections.
A section
B section
A section (repeated)
C section
A' section
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Identifying sections of music using form analysis.
2.Understanding why pieces are built this way.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will identify the form of a piano work with clear places of form change.
2.Students will be able to identify form in other pieces of similar or simpler nature.
3.Students will understand why form is so important to music.
5. Materials and Aids-
Copy of Fur Elise score - Ludwig van Beethoven
Recording of Fur Elise
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Open with handing students Fur Elise and having them take a quick glance at it, noting where they think the formal aspects are taking place.
2.Remind students that we have already learned how to identify form, and that they are applying what they know, this is an activity to help them review.

B. Development-

1.Have students pre-identify (mentally) where they believe each section of the form is (ABACA).
2.Turn on Fur Elise and break it down into the sections.

C. Practice-

1.Have students write down where the A section is. Explain why this is the A section.
2.Follow this with the B section, A etc...

D. Independent Practice-

1.After the students have heard a section, then have them individually respond by raising their hand when they believe a new section is being played. Only do this for the purpose of evaluation, if they are wrong it is ok, it is only to measure how they are doing.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students who don't seem to understand, try to help them by letting them ask questions. Indicate that they may need to review previous lessons on form and they can come for tutoring.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Have students turn in their work. This will be a partner activity (to reduce number of copies required)
2.See if they marked the form through the score.

G. Closure-

1.If time, play Fur Elise through one more time to see if the students can hear where the form sections are without looking at the piano score.
2.Reiterate how form helps to make music organized.
7. Evaluation-
1.Check work submitted by groups.
2.If students have questions, see how well they understand the concept.

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