This EXPLORE activity is the equivalent of 3 normal explore activities. This will take more time so you will need to save it as a draft and keep returning to it until you have listened/read through all the information. This activity is about the history of the piano and how it is made. There are also famous piano pieces to listen in the caption of pages 1-5. ⏰ = 8-11 minutes to complete. 1. Tap or click 2. Read and or listen to the information on each page about the piano. 3. Listen to at least two of the piano music examples. These are found in the caption area on the lower left of each page. 4. Answer the question on page 7. 5. Fill out the activity feedback page on the last page 8 6. Tap or click In the caption of pages 1-5, there are full recordings or excerpts of famous works with piano. Page 1: Copland: Appalachian Spring VII: Doppio movimento Page 2: Gerschwin: Rhapsody in Blue Page 3: Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Three Movements for Piano (1921)/Scene 1: Russian Dance Page 4: Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40 II. Mouvement de Menuet Page 5: Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor, op 23, I. Allegro non-troppo There are also YouTube links in the captions to the performances.
Copland: Appalachian Spring VII: Doppio movimento, around 1:01 you can start to hear the piano part https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvdtfFqHTf4
Activity first created 5/22/2020 during the Virtual School 4th quarter to start the piano unit. I used Piano Article 3 in GM6 piano folder for most of the information, I added images from Google. 2-11-2022 Explore Activity modification added audio reading of each page updated page where students tell me what they learned by adding audio of the question and help audio