Note Values and Notation

Note Values and Notation 

Carolyn Confer
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Penn Central Middle School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Instructional Software


Middle School


General Music


Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory 2.0c


30 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Quarter, half, and whole note values
Familiarity with reading the treble and bass staffs

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 


Computer or Computer Lab
Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory 2.0c


The purpose of this lessons is to reinforce and review note value skills.

SWBAT name the values of quarter, half, and whole notes.

SWBAT determine stem direction for notes in the bass and treble staffs.


1. T instructs ss to open the music software program “Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory 2.0c”

2. T directs ss to login, click on menu, and select Unit 2 – Lesson 6.

3. T instructs students to go through the exercises in the lesson, reading and responding to each window and completing each game with a goal of 10 correct answers.

4. When ss have completed the lesson, ss send completed lesson to the T. T can then confirm that ss have completed lesson and view their scores.


Did the students send completed lesson to teacher?

Did the students on average get most of all answers correct?

Follow Up:

Alfred Essential’s of Theory 2.0c Unit 2 – Lesson 7

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