My Original Composition
Objective 1: Students will be able to create an original composition in ABA form following the requirements of the form as explained in the project.
Objective 2: Students will learn to play their original song on either guitar or keyboard and have the opportunity to make any changes to their composition they feel necessary.
Objective 3 : Once students are ready, they will perform their original composition for the teacher and be scored on it based on the performance rubric we use on a regular basis.
Solfege Notation and Recording
Students will be able to notate music based on solfege and read a line of music using solfege.
Create Basic 8th Note Sight-Reading
Notate basic sight-reading melodies using simple 8th note rhythms. Once completed, you and your partner will both play each other’s excerpt. After playing your partner’s excerpt, leave a comment in the score as to the overall playability.
F Natural for Orchestra
Students will mark fingerings, record an exercise, and compose their own exercise using F natural and F sharp on the D string in 1st position.
2nd Grade Melody Composition
Students will be able to identify the notes F, G, and A on the treble clef, compose a simple melody using do, re, and mi in the key of F, play their compositions on Orff instruments, and record these performances on Noteflight.
What I Didn’t Know
Create and notate a musical exercise involving rhythmic and pitch notation. Evaluate and critique a younger student’s playing and give constructive feedback.
Solfege Labeling and Free Triad Harmonization
Students will be able to label all solfege tones in F major by single-letter abbreviations. Students will use movable do, as indicated in the annotation. Students will be able to identify octave sol leaps. Finally, students will create original triad harmonizations for the “coffee” round.
Rhythm Round Up
Students will practice and improve reading different types of notes.
Whole Notes, whole rests
half notes, half rests,
quarter notes, quarter rests and
eighth notes and eighth rests.
This worksheet can be used with large or small groups. Perfect for a warm up or for reinforcing difficult rhythms and counting.
Note Name Practice, Beginning Strings
Beginning Strings students will work on writing note names under each note and figuring out the names of some familiar folk songs.
Students begin by filling in note names, students can work alone or in small groups.
Once finished with note names, students can practice playing the songs to see if they recognize the songs.
This lesson is perfect right after students have learned the notes in their D Major scale.
This lesson reinforces the notes on the D and A string (G string for basses) and teaches students some beginner folk songs.
Answers to Worksheet
1. Mary Had a Little Lamb or Rolling Along
2. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
3. Hot Cross Buns
4. Jingle Bells
5. Old MacDonald
String Bowing Workout
A warm up for intermediate string ensembles wishing to work on their bowing styles.
This lesson allows all instruments to practice slurs, staccato, etc, while focusing on the D Major scale.
This lesson is perfect for intermediate strings who wish to work on bowing styles as an ensemble.
Students can work on intonation and uniformity playing as an ensemble.
Can be used in large music classroom or small group instruction.
Can be played together or individually.
Can also be used in small group or one on one lessons.