Sight-reading Teacher Resources

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Learners practice sight-reading skills in order to become more comfortable with them for future purposes. They review and drill on basic procedures for sight-reading for future competitions. Each student also analyzes advanced rhythms, intervals, nuances, keys, time-signatures and dynamics.
Elegant in its simplicity, this app accomplishes precisely what it sets out to do: improving the user's sight reading of musical notes. Taking the concept of flashcards to the next level, the designers also add in the element of sound so that you can encourage not just visual memory, but aural as well. 
Part of learning to play music is learning to read music. Young musicians practice the techniques needed to become strong sight readers. They learn to keep their eyes ahead, scan the sheet music, and play each piece thoughtfully. 
Students work as a class to compose an original four-measure rhythm. After a brief review of a sight reading Gordon rhythm patterns, students compose their own rhythm with each student selecting a part for the composition. All completed original compositions are performed the class.
Understanding time signatures and rhythm counting are two very important parts of playing an instrument well. Here are three basic lessons rolled into one that prompt upper graders to play their instruments with care. They'll practice playing a music piece written in unison parts with a variety of rhythms. They'll practice tonguing and fingering techniques while mastering a specific system of counting. 
Students identify rhythms, notes, and rests in music. In this rhythm instructional activity, students sight read music using flashcards, practice proper posture, and the instrument's specific position while performing music.
Students explore the treble and bass staffs, naming the lines, spaces, and locating middle C. Individually, students complete a word game and then compare their answers with a partner. They sight-read the grand staff and explore ways they may improve their sight reading.
Students complete a unit of lessons that prepares them to perform, 'Concert Suite From Dances With Wolves,' at a public performance. They analyze the emotions depicted by music, view excerpts from the movie, and perform the music.
Students sight-read a piece of music and analyze two unfamiliar pieces of music. They discuss performance aspects of a piece of music.
High schoolers see how music and theatre deals with contemporary problems and issues. The sight-read new music and examine the musical, 'RENT.'
Students perform various rhythms and melodies in unison on their individual instruments. Assessment is performed on the last day of the lesson with each student playing individually for the class. This lesson meets national standards in music.
Students practice singing the song "My Love And I" by Sonja Poorman and Berta Poorman in this High School music lesson for the SSA choir. This lesson can be accomplished in under an hour and includes warm-up ideas to begin the class.
Young scholars will engage in a mock audition. In this audition awareness lesson, students prepare a musical selection which they will perform at a mock audition. This lesson contains a several rubrics, sheet music, and spans 7 days culminating in the mock audition.
Third graders practice reading rhythm patterns with different types of notes and meters. Using a counting system, they perform a sight reading exercise and take notes when needed. They use a form of technology to illustrate the music.
Students gain a better understanding of the AIDS worldwide epidemic. They see how music is connected to other aspects of our lives and our world. They listen to and discuss multicultural music.
Students study articulations of music. In this study of music lesson, students identify articulations needed to perform musical compositions. Students discuss, take quizzes, listen to and play excerpts of basic articulation styles. 
Students practice choral music warmups for improving singing posture, breath control, vowel placement, and rhythmic reading skills. Basic sight-reading skills are reviewed and reinforced to enhance independent musicianship.
First graders develop skills in reading music notes. In this reading music lesson, 1st graders clap and chant rhythm patterns and learn music vocabulary. Students also match patterns by listening to the teacher perform the pattern.
Students view and discuss the movie, Music of the Heart. They compare/contrast two versions of the song, Music of My Heart, identify characteristics of heroes, and sing the song, Music of My Heart.
Ninth graders discuss how a song can represent a culture or part of a culture and the role of the musician. They will discuss and prepare projects that compare and contrast the music to be performed for an audience.

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