Trumpet Target Practice

Trumpet Target Practice

Michael Wann
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Northfield Elementary School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Instructional Music Software






Computer with overhead/screen, Music Ace I,II


30 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Students have developed basic skills to perform Hot Cross Buns, Mary had a little Lamb, Ode to Joy.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.


Computer with overhead visual and Music Ace I.


1.Students will be able to discriminate high, low, and matched pitch.
2.Students play pitches following the teacher model, the
students try to match given pitch from teacher.
3.Students will be able to name the given piches.
4.Students will play Music Ace I.


1. Review some note names and sound production on the trumpet mouthpiece and on the trumpet with high and low G-C.
2. Play follow the leader with students trying to match pitches given by teacher.
3. With a Target drawn on the blackboard explain that when the student performs a note the more precise the note, the closer to the target… try to get a bull’s eye.
4. Introduce students to Music Ace I and play the game “Playing with pitch”-session#3.
5. To close the lesson have students perform high, low, matched pitch from a given note.


Assessment will be ongoing throughout the lesson giving positive feedback on all attempts with Target Practice and the game on Music Ace I.

Follow Up:

Students will be able to find in their lesson book a few song(s) that use high, low, and matched pitches.

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