Lines and Spaces

Lines and Spaces

Brad Steigerwalt
[email protected]
Northampton Area Middle School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Notation

Level:

Middle School General Music

Equipment:

Computer Lab with at least Finale Notepad installed, student headsets

Duration:

42 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

The students must know how to use a computer with mouse

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.

Materials:

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:

Download the attached files (zip compressed).

Objectives:

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.

Procedures:

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

Evaluation:

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?

Follow Up:

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

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top