Musical Notation Teacher Resources

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Students practice writing basic music symbols and dynamic markings using sidewalk chalk. They choose a symbol and create the correct marking on the sidewalk. Lesson is modified for younger and older music education students.
In this creative music activity from Scientific American, students learn about musical notation and then design their own notations. Great web resource links are alsp provided
Ninth graders develop an understanding of music notation and become proficient at reading rhythms by sight. They explore rhythms base on divisions of two and four and triplets.
Explore the characteristics of four very different musical styles. Your class will consider the rhythm, pitch, voice, and timber of each style. They'll practice reading musical notation, identifying elements of music theory, while researching Musicals, Kwaito, Soukous, and folk music. 
Students focus on reading musical notations. They see, hear, practice and write notations in the lessons to become more independent readers of music. They complete a Rubric for Pitch Worksheet.
Young scholars recognize correct whole numbers to create music notation. For this music composition lesson, students review simple math and are introduced to time signatures. Young scholars work together to compose four measures of rhythm in a specific time signature. Students perform the music they composed for the class.  
Students identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in school, specifically math, are interrelated with those of music.
Students decode musical notation and then synthesize and apply by notating their own musical composition. Students draw various rhythmic examples which are equal in time duration. They notate and count rhythmic patterns. Additional cross curriculum activities are listed.
Students perform a song using correct posture, correct rhythms, and accurate pitches. They read musical notation and lyrics of various patriotic tunes, analyze the purpose and meaning of patriotic songs, discuss the social and cultural context of our national anthem, and understand the story of the national anthem.
Students compose a piece of music and then hear their composition performed. They put their ideas down on staff paper using musical notation. This music will then be performed by the students on the instruments for which the composition was written.
Students practice rhythms and fractions on African drums in this Music lesson mixing Math skills and music notation. The lesson also includes ideas for assessment and state and national benchmarks met.
In this music notation worksheet, students analyze a bass and treble clef with 9 notes on each. Students write the letter name of each note inside the note. This page has a Halloween theme.
Students create jingles and commercials for local businesses. Students compose, record and notate music, lyrics and spoken text according to guidelines provided by local business owners.
Learners watch a segment of the PBS Ken Burns JAZZ documentary about Buddy Bolden creating the "Big Four." They compare and contrast the rhythms of marches and jazz based on the examples in the film, and explore notation, subdivision of notes and the altered and innovative rhythms found in jazz music.
The elements of music and journalistic integrity in one lesson; What could be better? The class discusses journalistic approaches to better understand responsible reporting versus sensationalism. They watch the Act One from the film Chicago stopping to discuss the part tabloid reporters play in the story. They then analyze the song "All That Jazz," looking at scale, tone, and the use of triads. Sheet music and supplemental material links are included.
Students review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music. In this music theory lesson plan, students review basic music theory, experiment with electronic sounds, and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials found in the classroom.
Fifth graders explore performing arts by composing a music piece. In this melody notation lesson, 5th graders identify the first five notes in the diatonic scale which they utilize to create a melody over 8 measures. Students perform their compositions in 4/4 time with an assigned instrument.
Students explore music theory by discussing a classic song. In this musical notation lesson, students listen to the song "My Favorite Things" and discuss and share their personal tastes with the class. Students practice writing notes on music charts and view the music charts for "My Favorite Things."
In this Christmas music notation learning exercise, students analyze 15 single musical notes on a treble or bass clef. All notes are pictures inside of light shapes on a Christmas tree. Students use the color and letter key to color the notes according to their note names.
Wow this is a really thorough music quiz. There are a total of seven tasks for the class to complete. They must, write the C major scale, identify notes on the staff, write four major keys based on the information provided, identify music symbols, write the intervals, and identify notes based on what they hear. Excellent!