Compare and Contrast Lesson | Free Venn Diagram

Comparing and contrasting elements in different musical arrangements build strong listening skills and strong thinkers.

Below you’ll find three videos. Each one provides a very different performance of the same piece of music – Ode to Joy. Give students a chance to hear all three versions, and then play each one again. This time guiding them to listen for musical elements that are unique to each version.

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Ode an die Freude/Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy by the Larry McDonough Quartet

 Ode to Joy | Muppets