Friday, November 27, 2015

Music for the Soundtrack of Your Classroom: the Winter Holidays

Music in the background of your classroom can increase productivity and attentiveness, plus, the students may have familiarity with the music of the holidays and this recognition can add to class contentment and placidity.

Thumbnail1. The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk5Uturacx8

Thumbnail2. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (Full Album) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jpGOb-gB-o

Thumbnail3. PROKOFIEV ♫ Peter and the Wolf ♫ COMPLETE Orchestral Suite 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OQvH90hKEw 

All three of the above links also have dramatic productions that can serve as rewards for working up to the vacation time.

 Here is some weather-related music you might want to include for fun--have the students listen and comment if the music reminds them of  weather conditions.

Thumbnail1. Debussy's "The Snow is Dancing" (Alfred Cortot) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GwswzJTtA4 

Thumbnail2.  Chopin's Raindrops (Op 28 No 15 ) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-T8inEqg1U 

 Thumbnail3. Antonio Vivaldi.Four seasons.Winter. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCLpqkIDlXs

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