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Reading Music Lesson Plan

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

Educate your students about how to read music with this lesson plan. They will review a text lesson, take a related follow-up quiz that will test their comprehension, and participate in activities to reinforce concepts.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson your students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between four types of musical notes
  • Explain the difference between the four notes
  • State how sheet music is properly structured

Length

1-1.5 Hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Barline
  • Counts
  • Crotchet
  • Minim
  • Quaver
  • Semibreve
  • Sheet music
  • Time signature

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

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