Notes Longer than a Beat

Daniel Lauritzen
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Harrold Middle School – Hempfield Area S.D., PA

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Notation
Sequencing
CAI

Level:

6th Grade

Equipment:

Apple Workstations
Music Ace software

Duration:

35 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Staff (notes G, A, and B), treble clef, quarter notes and rests, measure, 4/4 time signature

NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:

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

NAfME 2014: Creating 

Materials:

Teacher workstation
Projector

Objectives:

Students will be able to:
Identify half, dotted half, and whole notes and rests and their respective count value
Use these notes in combination with quarter notes to create an 8-measure melody using Do, Re, and Mi

Procedures:

1. In groups of 2, students will open up Music Ace and go to the lesson called Notes longer than a beat as demonstrated on the projector by the teacher.
2. After watching the lesson example done by the teacher, students will complete the lesson.
3. After completing the lesson, each group can proceed to the respective game for this lesson.
4. Students can then go to the Music Doodle Pad and create an 8-measure song based on these guidelines:
a. They can only use G, A, and B
b. The song must use at least one quarter, half, dotted half, and whole note and rest.
c. Measure 4 ends with an A.
d. Measures 5-8 are identical to measure 1-4, but the last note should be a G instead of an A.

Evaluation:

Next class, students will play their songs while the class follows along on the projector. The class decides if the group followed the guidelines or not.

Follow Up:

Working with more digital audio (importing, editing)

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