Project #3: Elementary Lesson Plan
OBJECTIVES: String Students will be able to play and read notes on the A String by learning to identify each note by name, location on the staff, and finger number on their instrument. Students will learn to play different fingering patterns using these notes by performing different permutations and creating their own.
PURPOSE: Students will develop comfort with reading and using notes on the A string.
v Instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass)
v Computer with notation software
v Projector and projection screen
v Power point presentation prepared with musical examples of A string notes identified by name, location on staff, and finger number
v Essential Elements Book 1Method book for each student with musical examples that coincide with the ones in Power Point
v Audio CD of accompaniments for method book musical examples
v Boom Box or stereo with a CD player
ANTICIPATORY SET: A string notes are shown on the overhead in Power Point on the staff, students are asked to guess what the finger pattern for the four notes are.
Have each student go up to the projection screen and point to where the notes in their permutation go on the staff. Teacher inputs the note on the staff as the students point. Put each permutation in a different measure and create a group-composed song. Perform the song together.
Students can repeat the same lesson on each string. Students can repeat the notation portion of the lesson to combine notes from more than one string in order to explore and learn larger intervals.