lesson 1

Les Paul Musician, Inventor, Sound Pioneer: Roots and Beginnings

essential question

Why and how do people create music?

Standards Used for the Study Unit

  • Wisconsin Standards For Music Brochure PDF
  • I can explore rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic phrases. (MG1.Cr.5.i)
  • I can explain how music relates to self, others, and the world. (MG4.Cn.6.i)

Classroom Lesson Activities / Resources


Student Workbook


Article: The Wizard's Earliest Experiments


Vocabulary from Quizlet

Video and Music Clips

Lover by Les Paul


Les Paul – Musician, Inventor, and Sound Pioneer (Prezi)

Les Paul: The Search for the New Sound Activities Page

Les Paul: The Search for the New Sound from Wisconsin Biographies

Prezi Presentations

There are three Prezi presentations for use depending on the reading level of students. These are outlined below.