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Elementary Music Instruction - Chapter Summary
Feel confident in your understanding of elementary music instruction by exploring this chapter's engaging lessons. Our instructors make it easy to brush up on your knowledge of rhythm, meter, music notation, music word walls and much more! After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Outline strategies for teaching music to elementary students
- Discuss how to teach children using music
- Differentiate between melody and harmony
- Define texture and voices in music
- Detail how to read notes on the treble and bass clef staff
- Exhibit knowledge of sharps and flats
- List and describe the instrument families of the orchestra
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1. Strategies for Teaching Music to Elementary Students
Teaching music to elementary school students can not only be exciting but also filled with challenges! This lesson offers you some strategies that will help you succeed as an elementary school music teacher.
2. Using Music to Teach Children
Music can be an effective tool for enhancing instruction. In this lesson, you will explore the elements, characteristics, and tools involved with using music to enhance learning experiences.
3. Melody vs. Harmony: Definitions and Examples
What is a 'melody?' How are 'melody' and 'harmony' different? What kinds of harmonies are used in classical and current popular styles of music? Find out the basics of melody and harmony in this lesson.
4. Texture and Voices in Music: Definition & Overview
Why are background instruments important? What do 'thin' and 'thick' mean in a musical sense? Let's find out more about texture and how we use it to describe music.
5. Rhythm & Meter: Terms & Styles
Have you ever clapped your hands or stomped your foot in time to music? You were feeling the rhythm! In this lesson, learn the basics about rhythm and meter.
6. Music Notation: History & Theory
This lesson will introduce you to the Western music notation system, which is used to write down music in countless different styles. Learn about how the system conveys pitch, rhythm, and other core musical concepts.
7. How to Read Notes on the Treble Clef Staff
How do musicians interpret notes on the treble clef staff? What types of instruments play notes that are read in the treble clef staff? Who invented the notation system? Find out in this lesson!
8. How to Read Notes of the Bass Clef Staff
How do musicians interpret notes on the bass clef staff? What types of instruments play notes that are read in the bass clef staff? How is the bass clef staff different from the treble clef staff? Find out in this lesson!
9. Sharps and Flats: Reading and Identifying Sharp and Flat Notes in Music
What do sharp and flat notes look like? How are they different from regular notes? When and where are sharp and flat notes used? Find out in this lesson!
10. Music Word Walls
Word walls are used in a variety of subject areas, including music. Read on to learn how to create and implement a music word wall in your classroom. You'll also find additional information on resources you can use to create these types of word walls.
11. Instrument Families of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion
There are so many instruments in the orchestra! What similarities and differences can one find between them? How do the instruments work? Find out about the string, woodwind, brass and percussion families in this lesson!
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