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.
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. 
Learners 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 sight-read a piece of music and analyze two unfamiliar pieces of music. They discuss performance aspects of a piece of music.
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. 
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 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 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.
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.
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 identify rhythms, notes, and rests in music. In this rhythm lesson plan, students sight read music using flashcards, practice proper posture, and the instrument's specific position while performing music.
Learners 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.
Students explore the concept of musical accents. In this music lesson, students play percussion instruments and demonstrate how to play an accented note.
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.
Students 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.
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. 
It's time to practice those sharps. Young musicians write the order of sharps by counting down a fourth and up a fifth. This is a great way to teach sharps to emergent musical note readers. 
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. Sheet music is not included.

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