6-8 Experimental Music with Kathie Hsieh: Lesson 3

LIVE on Wednesday, March 17th at 1:30pm

Program Description

Students will learn to make music with everyday objects like bowls, recycled cans, wooden spoons, and aluminum foil. They will learn to create a visual score, which depicts the movement of a musical abstract soundscape. In this lesson, students will dive deeper into understanding different forms of musical scores, uncovering new ways to visually depict the movement of music. This module is all about open exploration, unique expression, and experimentation with sound as it touches on science and music standards.


Paper, silverware/plasticware, water bottle, dried beans or rice, coins


This lesson touches on the following standards:

Arts Standard(s):

  • V.3.CR3.6
  • V.3.CR3.7
  • V.3.CR3.8

Music Standard(s):

  • MU.8.RE2.6
  • MU.8.RE2.7
  • MU.8.RE2.8
  • MU.2.CR2.6
  • MU.2.CR2.7
  • MU.2.CR2.8

Social Studies Standard(s):

  • K.18