Music: Instructional Uses

Instruct, inspire, and motivate with digital literacy resources that extend music concepts and understanding1.


Explore the varied inspiration and purpose behind musicians' work.


Learn the backstory of famous musicians, genres, and approaches.


Discover ways authors and illustrators analyze, describe, and express music (genres).

  • Listen and hear how the rhythm of Alexis DeVeaux's words mirror the rhythm of the music in the Meet-the-Author Book Reading for Don't Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday.

Connect content and provide historical background about world events

  • Consider M.T. Anderson's blog post on his research for Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad describing the critical importance of music meeting military history.

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1. Referenced from the National Core Arts Standards © 2015 National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Rights administered by State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE). All rights reserved. http://nationalartsstandards.org/

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