Dictation in 6/8

Dictation in 6/8

Deirdre Roberts
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International School of Phnom Penh

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Information Processing




General Music


Sibelius 3.1, P.C. or Mac


15 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

They have been moving and singing in 6/8 time for a month or more. They are familiar with, “O, How Lovely Is The Evening” as a unison song.

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

NAfME Standards of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.

NAfME 2014: Responding 


worksheet, pencils


Assessing the progress of the students’ experience with 6/8 time through having them record missing rhythms in a single-line score of “O, How Lovely Is The Evening.” Reinforcing their knowledge of dotted rhythms and what value a dot adds to a (given) note.


This lesson would be proceeded by the class singing the song, “O, How Lovely Is The Evening.” Students would receive the worksheet and would be encouraged to remember about repeated sections in the melody and melodic rhythm–as this may help them as they are filling in missing rhythms on the worksheet.

They are to fill out the worksheet.


I would be able to see what the students understand from the worksheets.

Follow Up:

More experiences with 6/8 time

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