EVOLUTION OF MUSIC LESSON
of music reading
comprehension passage and questions (see
Students should read the
story silently, then answer the questions
about the story that follow.
Excerpt from passage
Have you ever wondered where
music came from? Or, why music that you like
to listen to is so different from the music
your parents listen to? Music, just like people,
has evolved (changed) over thousands of years.
Human knowledge and technology have grown,
so have our taste for more complicated sounds
and rhythms. Each new generation of people
creates new music that either builds on or
rebels against the music of their parents
and grandparents. This means that new types
of music and new sounds are always being invented.
So where did it all start?
The first music, the first rhythms and melodies
were sounds from nature. Birds singing, the
pat-a-pat of rain on a rock, the low rumble
of thunder, or a steady heartbeat are all
noises and rhythms that still occur everyday
all around us.. (continued...).
Evolution of Music
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