November 2022 Music Lesson Calendar
Have fun with these music lessons, games, and activities in November!
Parents: If included, be sure to check the outside sites to see if they are still available. Sometimes sites go down, and others take over the domain. They were good when I checked 10/30/22.
Suggestion: If you don't do music every day in your homeschool or classroom, just choose which lessons each week you'd like to do. And, feel free to only watch part of the video(s) -- the first minute or two, or even less. Make the lesson work for you and your family.
Mon. Oct. 31 ~ Mon. Oct. 31 ~ Today is Halloween. Do the Halloween music lesson here.
Tues. Nov. 1 ~ Learn about Major/Minor Scales and Chords.
Wed. Nov. 2 ~ Learn the folk song "Down By the Bay"
Thurs. Nov. 3 ~ Learn about Music Intervals
Fri. Nov. 4 ~ Sunday (Nov. 6) is John Philip Sousa's birthday. Do some of the Sousa music lesson here.
Mon. Nov. 7 ~ Do the "What is a Percussion Instrument?" music lesson.
Tues. Nov. 8 ~ Do Rhythm Practice through Body Percussion.
Wed. Nov. 9 ~ Next Monday (Nov. 14) is Aaron Copland's birthday. Do some of the Aaron Copland music lesson here.
Thurs. Nov. 10 ~ Alexander Borodin's birthday is Saturday, Nov. 12. Listen to his piece String Quartet No. 2 in D major, Notturno:
Fri. Nov. 11 ~ Today is Veterans Day. Do the Music Lesson for Veterans Day and the Veterans Day Activity Guide, Lapbook, and Coloring Pages!
Mon. Nov. 14 ~ Today is Fanny Mendelssohn's birthday. Listen to her Notturno in G minor on the piano here:
Tues. Nov. 15 ~ Do some Bucket Drumming today.
Wed. Nov. 16 ~ Today is W.C. Handy's birthday. Listen to two of his pieces, "Memphis Blues" and "St. Louis Blues" in the Blues Music Lesson here.
Thurs. Nov. 17 ~ Yesterday was Paul Hindemith's birthday. Do some of the Hindemith music lesson here.
Fri. Nov. 18 ~ Watch the "Creating Homemade Instruments" video and make an instrument or two!
Mon. Nov. 21 ~ Learn the folk song "Down By the Riverside"
Tues. Nov. 22 ~ Today is Benjamin Britten's birthday. Listen to his "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell here (It's long, so don't feel like you have to listen to the entire piece.) This version is nice since it has narration.:
Wed. Nov. 23 ~ Thanksgiving (in America) is on Thursday, Nov. 24. Do the Music Lesson for Thanksgiving today.
Thurs. Nov. 24 ~ Virgil Thomson's birthday is tomorrow (Nov. 25). Listen to his Double Glissando Etude on the piano here:
Fri. Nov. 25 ~ Tuesday (Nov. 23) was Manuel de Falla's birthday. Listen to his Danza ritual del Fuego here:
Mon. Nov. 28 ~ Today is Anton Rubinstein's birthday. Listen to his Melodie in F here:
Tues. Nov. 29 ~ Today is Gaetano Donizetti's birthday. Listen to his his aria "Una furtive lagrima" from the opera L'elisir d'amore (The Elixer of Love) here:
Wed. Nov. 30 ~ Do the "Birdsongs: Music in Nature" lesson today.