Musical Notation Teacher Resources
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Writing Music Symbols
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.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 17 Downloads
Four Different Styles of Music
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.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 95 Downloads
Simple Math meets Simple Meter
Students recognize correct whole numbers to create music notation. In this music composition lesson, students review simple math and are introduced to time signatures. Students work together to compose four measures of rhythm in a specific time signature.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 57 Downloads
Crackin' the Musical Code
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.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 87 Downloads
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
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.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 58 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 42 Downloads
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Students 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.
6th - 11th Math 4 Views 38 Downloads
Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments
Students review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music. For this music theory lesson, students review basic music theory, experiment with electronic sounds, and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials found in the classroom.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 131 Downloads
Lesson 4: Behind the Movie Chicago
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Putting it All Together: Music Composition
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.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
Students explore music theory by discussing a classic song. In this musical notation lesson plan, 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.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 37 Downloads
Light Up the Tree
For this Christmas music notation worksheet, 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Music Review Test
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.
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 100 Downloads