Intro to Reading Music

Intro to Reading Music

Melissa Miller
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Elizabethtown Area High School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Multimedia/Digital Media


Elementary/3rd Grade/General


Music Ace


30 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Melodic Direction
Playing and singing simpe songs on xylophone

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 5: Reading and notating music.


projection screen
computer (laptop is easiest)
Music Ace software


Students will be able to identify the staff, and the lines of the staff by watching lesson 1 of music ace.

Through the Music Ace Software, students will be understand that notes placed high on the staff sound high, and notes placed low on the staff sound low.

Students will play the games in unit one. Teacher will assess if objectives have been reached.


1. Introduction – review melodic contour (5 minutes)
2. Arrange students so they can all view the screen
3. Open Music Ace and show students lesson one.
(10-15 minutes)
4. Play games, allow indivdual students to take turns
– 10 minutes
5. Close program , give students a verbal review


While students are taking turns playing games, have the students who are not at the computer tell the answer to their neighbor. Teacher can focus on the child at the computer, but the other stuents will also be getting practice

Follow Up:

Play games of lesson one again, but this tme set up the class into teams, with each team taking turns answering the questions.

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