Sight-reading Teacher Resources
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Students 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.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 55 Downloads
Keyboard and the Grand Staff
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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
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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.
1st - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 2 Downloads
Concert Suite from Dances With Wolves
Learners 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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
General Music Methods
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Mock Instrumental Audition
Students will engage in a mock audition. In this audition awareness activity, students prepare a musical selection which they will perform at a mock audition. This activity contains a several rubrics, sheet music, and spans 7 days culminating in the mock audition.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads
Chords and Improvisation
Tenth graders identify and interpret how to recognize traditional harmonic progressions such as I-V-I in writing or performance. They experience improvising simple melodic patterns based on traditional harmonic progressions. By coupling chord identification and improvisation, 10th graders learn that a certain pitch has both melodic and harmonic attributes.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Wild and Wacky Warmup
Learners 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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 34 Downloads
Reading Basic Music Notes
First graders develop skills in reading music notes. In this reading music instructional activity, 1st graders clap and chant rhythm patterns and learn music vocabulary. Students also match patterns by listening to the teacher perform the pattern.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 154 Downloads
Musical Sleuth: Musical Manuscript
Seventh graders explore an original musical manuscript. In this music lesson students look at an original musical manuscript and analyze the notation system that the composer used. The students also transcribe part of the manuscript using standard notation and solfege syllables.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 32 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 8 Downloads
Band Literature Study
Playing in a concert band takes a lot of time and practice. Your dedicated young musicians consider the concept of theme found in film music. They practice the timing, melody, and rhythm found in the films, Jurassic Park, La Bamba, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads