Where Does Music Take You?

Hi Everyone,

This morning we discussed how we were feeling – some of us were cold, some of

us were nervous, happy, bored, excited, exhausted, and surprised. We took a look at this chart and discussed some of these emotions. Whatever we were feeling ,we did a practice exercise using 10 different adjectives describing feelings and then decided if the feelings were pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral.
Then we looked at some adjectives and their related nouns, such as confused (adjective) and confusion (noun). Here are the two worksheets we did in class ANSWERS Feelings Review and Practice.


Next, we discussed music and musical instruments :

The four basic categories of instruments are wind instruments, stringed instruments, brass instruments, and percussion instruments.



So, how do we describe the sounds of music? Music can be loud, soft, sad, happy, upbeat, jazzy, funky, bluesy, heavy, light, orchestral,melodic,pop, and vocal, to name a few.

Today’s topic put together feelings and music – Where does music take you?        We talked about where and when we listen to music, and what kind of music we listen to. Types of music are referred to as music genres, which are found below: 

We watched this video, which is actually an advertisement for the Classical Musical Season at the Barbican in London.  After watching we described the people’s feelings and emotions and why the music makes them have these feelings. 

Then we decided to listen to some of our favorite music and talked about what instruments were being used, what was the sound and tempo of the music, and how did the music make us feel. 

Great job everyone on listening and describing the music and your feelings!!  


Words of the day

crisscross (verb) : to form a pattern on something with lines that cross each other     The shoelaces on her sneaker crisscrossed over the top of the shoe.   

thermos (noun) : a container that keeps liquids hot or cold for long periods of time   Whenever I take a long car trip I bring a thermos of coffee. The coffee helps to keep me from falling asleep.  

prodigy (noun) : a young person who is unusually talented in some way                         Mozart was a musical prodigy, he started composing music when he was 3 years old!

Remember to relax (with some music) and practice!