Musical Notation Teacher Resources

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Bat Trails: Music Symbols

For Students 2nd - 8th
Whether written for Therese, Elisabeth, or for Juliane, young music theory students will enjoy pursuing the clues hidden in music symbols that indicate who wrote "Fur Elise."
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Code Breaking with Music Symbols Representing Letters

For Students 2nd - 12th
Navajo code talkers beware! These kids use music symbols to break the codes and find both the question and the answer to a music trivia question.
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Reading Music Notation

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders develop an understanding of music notation and become proficient at reading rhythms by sight. They explore rhythms base on divisions of two and four and triplets.
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Putting Pitch In Its Place

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars focus on reading musical notations. They see, hear, practice and write notations in the lessons to become more independent readers of music. They complete a Rubric for Pitch Worksheet.
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Music Review Test

For Students 5th - 9th
Wow this is a really thorough music quiz. There are a total of seven tasks for the class to complete. They must, write the C major scale, identify notes on the staff, write four major keys based on the information provided, identify...
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Comparing Values: Comparisons Between Musical Notation and Money

For Teachers K - 6th
Students identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in school, specifically math, are interrelated with those of music.
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Classroom Builder

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore music theory by discussing a classic song. In this musical notation lesson, students listen to the song "My Favorite Things" and discuss and share their personal tastes with the class. Students practice writing notes on...
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Writing Music Symbols

For Teachers K - 5th
Students practice writing basic music symbols and dynamic markings using sidewalk chalk. They choose a symbol and create the correct marking on the sidewalk. Lesson is modified for younger and older music education students.
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Transferring Rhythmic Patterns From Music to Movement

For Teachers K - 5th
Students identify and demonstrate movement elements in relation to musical notation. They clap to rhythms, beat on drums, match musical notes to speech patterns and use the rhythms of the their names to create a dance.
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Halloween Music Notation: Name the Notes

For Students 5th - 6th
In this music notation worksheet, students analyze a bass and treble clef with 9 notes on each. Students write the letter name of each note inside the note. This page has a Halloween theme.
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Four Different Styles of Music

For Teachers 5th
Explore the characteristics of four very different musical styles. Your class will consider the rhythm, pitch, voice, and timber of each style. They'll practice reading musical notation, identifying elements of music theory, while...
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Creating Musical Notation

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
For this creative music activity from Scientific American, students learn about musical notation and then design their own notations. Great web resource links are alsp provided
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Musical Note Test

For Students 1st - 7th
Here are four worksheets that test learners on how well they can identify musical notes on the staff. They assess each note by writing its name on the line provided. This is a good way to practice reading music. Tip: Have the child...
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What are the Chances?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create their own chance music (aleatoric music) compositions using standard music notation.  For this integrated composition and probability lesson, 5th graders experiment with simple music composition on tuned instruments....
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Simple Math meets Simple Meter

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students recognize correct whole numbers to create music notation. In this music composition instructional activity, students review simple math and are introduced to time signatures. Students work together to compose four measures of...
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Graphic Scores

For Teachers 4th - 6th
You can write some music scores using images rather than musical notation. Kids learn how they can become musical composers by using graphics or images in place of musical notation. An interesting slide-show, but a more interesting...
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Cape Cod Chantey

For Teachers 6th
Instruct your class on basic music notation, rhythm, pitch, and harmony as they practice keeping a beat to the song, "Cape Cod Chantey." They'll practice individually and then as a group. This song can be found in the text, Spotlight on...
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Light Up the Tree

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Christmas music notation worksheet, learners analyze 15 single musical notes on a treble or bass clef. All notes are pictures inside of light shapes on a Christmas tree. Students use the color and letter key to color the notes...
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Form in Gamelan Music: A Music Class Activity

For Teachers 4th - 12th
After a brief introduction to Balinese culture and Indonesian colotomic forms, the class composes an original piece. They study the tempo, melody, form and rhythm of Gamelan music and then apply those skills to an original Gamelan...
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Simple Sharps

For Students 3rd - 6th
If you want to play music, you need to learn how to read sharps and flats. Young musicians practice reading and playing these simple sharps. Each sharp is given a word that connects it to the note it is related to. For example: Charles...
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Fearless Flats

For Students 2nd - 8th
This handout gives budding musicians an opportunity to practice placing and identifying notes and flats. A mnemonic is used to help them remember the names of each note as it appears on the staff.
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Music Composition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compose a piece of music and then hear their composition performed. They put their ideas down on staff paper using musical notation. This music will then be performed by the students on the instruments for which the...
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Beethoven: Reading Across the Curriculum

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the life and music of Ludwig von Beethoven by reading informational texts. In this music history lesson plan, 5th graders use music notation, geographic maps, listening maps, organizational diagrams, and time lines as...
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Reading Bass and Treble Clefs with "Mama G and Papa F"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Remembering the names of music symbols can be made fun by turning them into characters the kids will remember! Students listen as the teacher introduces the treble and bass clefs. In this lesson they are names Mama G and Papa F and have...