Technology for Music Educators
students will be able to compose simple melodies using difficult rhythms.
students will understand how to count difficult rhythms correctly.
purpose of this lesson is to help the students to be able to count rhythms
correctly, as stated in the instrumental music curriculum.
purpose of this lesson is to integrate technology into the music
classroom, as stated in my Personal Improvement Plan (PIP).
clap and count a series of rhythms on a hand out.
and count a series of rhythms on the rhythm sheet.
the students blank staff paper that has the time signature filled in and
has 8 measures with varying rhythmic values.
the students to create their own composition using the 8 random measures.
the students present their compositions to the class.
the computers and Sibelius (the students will already be familiar with the
software from previous lessons), have the students create their own 16
measure composition that uses only whole notes/rests, half notes/rests,
quarter notes/rests, and eighth notes/rests. The students must include the time signature in their
the students clap and count their compositions.
the software again, create a 24 measure composition. This composition must include
sixteenth notes/rests, dotted quarter notes, and eighth note-sixteenth
Check for Student Understanding:
students will be evaluated through the ability to count (and later play)
students will be evaluated through their creativity when using music
the students teach the class how to clap and count their 24 measure
the final compositions, create a booklet of rhythm sheets for at home
practice as well as class openings.
advanced software (more advanced levels of some of the software) the
students will practice counting and playing rhythms correctly.