Students will enter the class and be presented with the question, if you could play any song on the radio, what would you like to play? After an open discussion, the teacher will lead students to realize that with basic music notation skills, students can teach themselves any music they want without the aide of the teacher.
2 Direct Instruction
The teacher will ask students to open their Essential Elements books to Number 14. The teacher will guide students in identifying note names and analyzing the rhythm together as a class. After analyzing the piece, the students will perform #14.
3 Guided Practice
Students will choose a piece from number 15-25 and copy it onto staff paper to then analyze the music notation individually with the teacher walking around and facilitating their progress.
4 Independent Practice
After a thorough analysis of their piece, the students will individually practice the piece on their instruments. Students will perform the piece at the end of the class.
The teacher will introduce the students to the notation app and assign them to notate two measures of their own music either using the app or on staff paper. http://www.neuratron.com/notateme.html