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Play the piano in Minecraft

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Art and Design

Dramatic Arts/Theater

Music

Students can use a piano in Minecraft to play melodies and learn some characteristics of the instrument.

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avatar Submitted By: Leticia Ahumada

November 10, 2017

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Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Supporting Files

Minecraft world


English and Spanish version

Learning Objectives

  • Play the piano with your classmates
  • Learn basic characteristics about the piano
  • Investigate the work of the classic composer Ludwig van Beethoven

Guiding Ideas

Students can learn some basic characteristics about the piano and try to play the instrument.

They can try to create their own melody, play a specific song (the teacher can choose it), or see how the piano works in Minecraft, by taking the path and seeing the redstone mechanics and note blocks inside the instrument.

Also, students can try to answer the question Beethoven asks them.

Student Activities

  • Play a song.
  • Create a song.
  • Listen to examples from Beethoven.

Performance Expectations

In this activity, students should work together to play a melody or song. Each student should choose an specific note to play and play it in the correct time so the melody sounds right.

The piano only has two scales, so before playing a song confirm that the piano has the correct notes to play your chosen song. Teachers should help students find songs with these specifications.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication

External References

Supporting Files

Minecraft world


English and Spanish version