Amity Jr. High School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Computer, Finale or Sibelius Notation Software
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Basic notation skills
NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:
NAfME standard of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
NAfME standard of 1994: Reading and notating music.
NAfME 2014: Creating
NAfME standard of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
NAfME 2014: Responding
Computer needs to be connected to a large monitor or projector for students to view the modeled lesson.
Students will compose an eight-measure melody based on the I, IV, and V (v7) chord progression using 3 part harmony.
1. I will model how to compose a melody that uses a variety of rhythmic patterns.
2. I will provide them with the chord progression to use.
3. I will provide them with the key and time signature.
4. I will give them rhythmic limitations per staff (ex. only 2 whole notes per staff).
5. I will give them a checklist so that they can self evaluate and edit their work before submitting the final product.
I will evaluate their work on a 24-point scale (Each measure is worth 4 points). They will be evaluated on correct use of chords and amount of beats per measure.
Share each student’s song with the class on the large monitor so they can see the notation as they hear the music.