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.
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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.
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.
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.
General Music Methods
High schoolers 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.
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.
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.
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.
Concert Suite from Dances With Wolves
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.
Stylistic Aspects of Spiritual Singing
Students sight-read a piece of music and analyze two unfamiliar pieces of music. They discuss performance aspects of a piece of music.
Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and Indie.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - Lesson 3
Students see how music and theatre deals with contemporary problems and issues. The sight-read new music and examine the musical, 'RENT.'
Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and Indie.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - Lesson 1
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.
SIGHT READING RHYTHM PATTERNS
The perception of rhythms by reading and the ability to auditorily discriminate these rhythm patterns by listening to them performed by the teacher is practiced here. your learners will work to create an eight-beat long rhythm pattern.
Music and Technology
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.
Reading Basic Music Notes
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 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.
My Love And I
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.
Wild and Wacky Warmup
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.
Sight Reading and Improvisation
Motivate your learners with this lesson on writing music and lyrics. This is bound to be an interesting experience for your class. They compose an original rhythm, add lyrics, and then perform their piece.
Music of My Heart
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.