Notation of G clef and Letter Names of Line and Space Notes

Notation of G clef and Letter Names of Line and Space Notes

Erin Taylor
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Nichols Elementary School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:





General Music


Sibelius 3


40 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Basic knowledge of the staff, line notes and space notes and a recognition of a G clef.

NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME standard of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
NAfME standard of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 


Worksheets created from Sibelius 3. Pencils, erasers, extra staff paper and books to lean on.


The students will draw a line of G clefs on the first line of their worksheet.

The students will associate line and space notes with a letter name. This will be done through group activity on the board and reinforced through a worksheet.


5 minutes- The students will come in and settle down for the lesson of the day. I will explain the procedures for the day and tell them what they are going to be doing.
5 minutes- Have them take out the books from under their chairs. Hand out worksheets and pencils to the students and arrange them on the floor in front of the board.
10 minutes-Have the students watch me as I draw a G clef in four steps on the board in a staff. Draw a few to reinforce the process. Then draw one that is wrong and see if any student can identify what is wrong. Then have a few students come up and try one on the board. Finally, have the students draw a line of G clefs on the first line of their worksheet.
10 minutes-On another staff on the board, draw line notes and space notes and corresponding letter names. Teach them a sentence or words to have them remember the order of the notes. The students can follow along on their worksheet or on the board. Finally, have the students fill in the notes names of familiar words on the final line of the worksheet.
10 minutes- Collect the worksheets and pencils from students. Have them return to their seats and place the books under their chair. Then review the process of drawing a G clef verbally and on the board. Then review the line and space note names through sentences or word recognition and do some examples on the board.


The students completed worksheets will be corrected on the accuracy of the notes written and accuracy of the G clefs drawn on line one. Effort from the class discussion will also be recorded as part of class participation.

Follow Up:

As a class in the next lesson I can have some students come to the board and draw a treble clef in front of the class.
As a class do an activity to reinforce the letter names of notes in more words and eventually a sentence.

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