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Musical Note Test

For Students 1st - 7th
Here are four worksheets that test learners on how well they can identify musical notes on the staff. They assess each note by writing its name on the line provided. This is a good way to practice reading music. Tip: Have the child...
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Form in Gamelan Music: A Music Class Activity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After a brief introduction to Balinese culture and Indonesian colotomic forms, the class composes an original piece. They study the tempo, melody, form and rhythm of Gamelan music and then apply those skills to an original Gamelan...
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Putting Pitch In Its Place

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners focus on reading musical notations. They see, hear, practice and write notations in the lessons to become more independent readers of music. They complete a Rubric for Pitch Worksheet.
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Reading Music Notation

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders develop an understanding of music notation and become proficient at reading rhythms by sight. They explore rhythms base on divisions of two and four and triplets.
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Comparing Values: Comparisons Between Musical Notation and Money

For Teachers K - 6th
Students identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in school, specifically math, are interrelated with those of music.
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Using Harmonic Vision’s Music Ace Software to Reinforce Basic Music Skills

For Teachers K
If you have access to Harmonic Vision’s Music Ace Software, then this lesson could work for you. Kindergarteners use the video music software to place, identify, and read musical notes. They listen in and identify both high and low...
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Jewish Folk Song: Ya Ba Bom

For Teachers 9th
Singing is a wonderful way to express an idea of any kind. This lesson is written expressly for use in directing a high school chorus. They work on using four-part harmony, expression, and melodic intervals while singing a Jewish folk...
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Transferring Rhythmic Patterns From Music to Movement

For Teachers K - 5th
Students identify and demonstrate movement elements in relation to musical notation. They clap to rhythms, beat on drums, match musical notes to speech patterns and use the rhythms of the their names to create a dance.
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Music Theory Review: Chords

For Teachers 10th - 11th
WebQuests can be fun and engaging ways to review concepts. This musical WebQuest includes thirty-five fill in the blank and ten short answer questions, which students complete through Internet use. Upper graders complete this exercise to...
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Set a Poem to Music

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Fun awaits both you and your class as you embark on a musical activity. After discussing different rhythmic meters they choose a poem to set to music. The poem must rhyme and be set to a melody in the key of C Major. Because the activity...
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Equal Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in learning about fractions with this cross-curricular math and music lesson. After listening to and repeating different beat patterns, children realize that musical notes are just another way of representing...
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Composing Music

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students compose music with musical instruments, and write the proper notation for the songs they have created.
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Four Different Styles of Music

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Putting it All Together: Music Composition

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore performing arts by composing a music piece. In this melody notation lesson, 5th graders identify the first five notes in the diatonic scale which they utilize to create a melody over 8 measures. Students perform...
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Music Composition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compose a piece of music and then hear their composition performed. They put their ideas down on staff paper using musical notation. This music will then be performed by the students on the instruments for which the...
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Classroom Builder

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore music theory by discussing a classic song. In this musical notation lesson, students listen to the song "My Favorite Things" and discuss and share their personal tastes with the class. Young scholars practice...
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Music Assessment: 8 measure piece

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compose an eight measure piece in a major key that utilized some form of wind instrument, body percussion and voice. They notate their composition on staff paper prior to the assessment and perform their composition.
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Graphic Scores

For Teachers 4th - 6th
You can write some music scores using images rather than musical notation. Kids learn how they can become musical composers by using graphics or images in place of musical notation. An interesting slide-show, but a more interesting...
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Cape Cod Chantey

For Teachers 6th
Instruct your class on basic music notation, rhythm, pitch, and harmony as they practice keeping a beat to the song, "Cape Cod Chantey." They'll practice individually and then as a group. This song can be found in the text, Spotlight on...
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Making Music With Mobile Apps

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students create a classical music piece using an electronic instrument app on an iPhone or iPod. In this music lesson plan, students share their performance with the class.
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Pitch Notation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A very basic introduction describes pitch notation. It shows the treble clef, describes notes as blobs with sticks, and provides an odd mnemonic to remember the positions of the notes of the staff. Note: This presentation was probably...
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Notating Friedrich von Schiller’s Theme to “Ode to Joy.”

For Teachers 6th - 12th
To demonstrate their skills with traditional and computer-assisted notation, young musicians notate and perform the first eight measures of Friedrich von Schiller's theme to "Ode to Joy."
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Simple Sharps

For Students 3rd - 6th
If you want to play music, you need to learn how to read sharps and flats. Young musicians practice reading and playing these simple sharps. Each sharp is given a word that connects it to the note it is related to. For example: Charles...
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Identifying the Beat

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to various songs. In this musical properties lesson plan, 6th graders work in groups to identify musical selections, practice tapping the beat, review time signatures, and identify the meter of different songs.

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