Intervalic Reinforcement

Intervalic Reinforcement

Steve Rogers
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Old Rochester Regional High School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments


High School


Music Theory


eMac with Sibelius
Korg X5D


88 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Basic understanding of notation, rhythm, meter and scale structures.
Basic ability to manipulate Sibelius in step entry.

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

NAfME 2014: Performing 

NAfME Standards of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

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

NAfME 2014: Responding 


Interval exercises developed by teacher.


Part one:
Students will be able to write any interval, play any interval, sing any interval on the keyboard and analyze intervals in a musical score.


Students step-enter exercises as they are notated on the exercise paper and have Sibelius play for them so that they can identify them aurally.

Part two:
Students play all types of intervals above and below each key on the keyboard, singing the interval before and after it is played. For this first reinforcement lesson, strudents should aim for completing only the perfect intervals. Subsequent lessons should cover all types of intervals in both directions.


Student will print out completed paper for evaluation of accuracy.

Follow Up:

Subsequent lessons should cover all types of intervals in both directions.

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