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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. Students perform the music they composed for the class.
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.
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.
Fifth graders create their own chance music (aleatoric music) compositions using standard music notation. In this integrated composition and probability instructional activity, 5th graders experiment with simple music composition on tuned instruments. Additionally, students conduct simple probability experiments using a five-sided number generator or spinner to answer questions about probability.
First graders develop fluency and awareness of concepts of print. In this music and language arts lesson, 1st graders identify patterns and music in singing with those found while reading. Students practice skills in guided reading groups, choral reading, echo reading, and cloze. Materials and directions are provided throughout this six week unit.
Students explore equivalent fractions. In this fractional families worksheet, students explore equivalent fractions using a coordinate plane. They compare fractions to values in music notation. Students complete a graphing activitiy and play a fraction Bingo game. They observe a PowerPoint demonstration of equivalent fractions.
Students discover number sense by participating in a music manipulation activity. In this number value lesson, students collaborate in small groups and utilize music note cards to create equations based on the value of a specific note. Students utilize basic math functions to complete a music note worksheet.