Pentatonic Melody Composition

1. Learners will compose a 4 measure melody using the pentatonic collection. (MU:CR2.1.6b, 9.1.8.A)
2. Learners will analyze their peer’s composition and explain how the pitches, rhythms, and structure either support or detract from the melody. (MU:Pr4.2.6b, MU:Re7.2.T.Ia)
3. Learners will demonstrate use of computer music notation to share their musical ideas. (9.1.8.J)
4. Learners will revise their melody based on peer feedback. (MU:Cr3.1.T.Ia)

Clarinet Pinkie Alternation Worksheet & Composition.

1. Students will notate which pinkie (Right/Left) that they will use when given Line 1 excerpt when the notes B and C precede/follow each other.
2. Students will notate which pinkie (Right/Left) that they will use when given Line 2 excerpt when the notes B, C, and Eb precede/follow each other.
3. Students will create their own composition that utilizes the notes C, B, and Eb.

Middle School
Respond #5
Construction of scales and identification of keys

Students will construct major scales using accidentals
Students will assign the appropriate key signature to a melody that only uses accidentals
Students will compose a melody in A major using accidentals

The Major/Minor Effect

Students will construct the C Major scale, A natural minor scale, and A melodic minor scale along with a 4 measure simple composition in either A natural minor or A melodic minor. Finally, students will use the recording themselves playing the scales and composition on their respective instrument. This lesson can be altered for different keys.

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.

Introduction to Composition

To get the students to use basic information from scales to create chords and then a short composition utilizing the tonic and dominant chords derived from the scale.


Objective(s): as a result of this lesson students will know and/or be able to…
1. Identify and describe changes in elements and expressive qualities
2. Classify musical sound sources into groups
3. Read and interpret the traditional music notation of note values letter names
4. Describe the processes involved in composing, conducting and performing

Eighth Note Composition

Students will use this worksheet/lesson to create their own song using eighth notes and the first 5 notes on their band instruments.

Create #1Respond #5
Low Notes for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

1. Objective 1- Students will annotate note names and fingerings in Noteflight.
2. Objective 2- Students will be able to record a one octave major Scale, one octave minor scale, and the excerpt from the concert music.
3. Objective 3- Students will self-evaluate their recording.

William Winters
Perform #6Respond #9
Gettin’ The Blues – Intro to C Blues and Composition in 12 Bar Form.

Students will complete worksheet, labeling C Major and C Blues scales and perform both scales. Students will compose in 12 Bar Blues Form and perform and Record their compositions.