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"Shake, Rattle, and Roll": The Building Blocks of Music
Suggested Grade Level: K-4
This research guide serves as a resource for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Education Department course, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll": The Building Blocks of Music. For additional information on the course and for more teacher resources, see http://www.rockhall.com/education/inside-the-classroom/rockin/shake/
This class is designed to teach elementary school students about the four basic elements of music - rhythm, pitch, volume, and color - in order to learn how musicians have used these elements to create some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever. Students participate by singing, clapping, dancing, rocking and rolling along with recordings of upbeat and fun songs such as Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” and the Isley Brothers’ “Shout” - while they learn! Video performances of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees are used to teach students about the history of rock and roll music and help them apply analytical skills as they watch and listen.
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For Your Students
These resources, pulled from class discussion and selected from the Library and Archives' collections, will help you to:
Use context clues to determine the meaning of new vocabularyand use new vocabulary to describethe sounds that they hear.
Sing, clap, and dance to the rhythm and pitch of popular rock and roll songs.
- Identify the elements of music as heard in various songs.