Lines and Spaces
Northampton Area Middle School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Middle School General Music
Computer Lab with at least Finale Notepad installed, student headsets
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
The students must know how to use a computer with mouse
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 Standards of 1994: Evaluating music and music performances.
NAfME 2014: Responding
1. Computer lab with at least one computer per student,
2. Finale Notepad or higher must be installed
3. Computers must have 1 headset per student
4. Several templates that the students will complete:
1. The students will be able to complete each example with no more than two errors.
2. The students will be able to recognize errors in a piece of music.
3. The students will be able to identify the correct line, space or ledger line note.
4. The students will be able to identify in which octave to place each note.
Before class, the teacher will copy the templates onto each computer. These templates are similar to worksheets. They have blank measures with letter names under them. Above each staff are the notes that the students will laceä into the song at the correct letter.
When class begins, the teacher will start by reviewing lines and spaces in treble clef, bass clef, and ledger lines. The teacher will then show the students how to open the files, ãplaceä the notes according to letter name, listen to their song, and save their work. The class is then given the remainder of the class time to complete the assignments
1. Were the students able to complete each example with no more than two errors?
2. Were the students able to recognize errors in their piece when listening to their music?
3. Were the students able to identify the correct line, space or ledger line note?
4. Were the students able to identify in which octave to place each note?
1. More templates for students who need more practice
2. Placing cords on the staff under an existing melody
3. Exercises in different keys that require the using of accidentals