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Which subject | Music |

What topic | Music Notation |

What length (min) | 30 |

What age group | Year or Grade 5 |

Class size | 20 |

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**Subject:** Music

**Topic:** Music Notation

**Grade/Age Group:** Year/Grade 5

**Objective:** Students will be able to read basic music notation and identify notes on the treble clef.

**Materials:**

- Whiteboard and markers
- Musical instruments (optional)
- Notation handouts
- Computers/ tablets with notation software

**Lesson Duration:** 30 minutes

Step Number | Step Title | Length | Details |
---|---|---|---|

1 | Warm Up | 5 minutes | Teachers should have students stretch their hands lightly and get them ready to play a musical instrument. |

2 | Introduction | 5 minutes | Explanation of music notation and its importance in playing music. |

3 | Identifying notes | 5 minutes | Instruct students on how to identify notes on the treble clef |

4 | Independent practice | 5 minutes | Distribute notations handouts to students and have them identify various notes closely supervised by the teacher |

5 | Group Project | 5 minutes | Assign students into groups and ask them to create a melody using the notes they just identified. |

6 | Break | 2 minutes | Give students 2 minutes break to rest their fingers and stretch lightly. |

7 | Music notation software | 5 minutes | Teach students how to use music notation software to create their melodies. |

8 | Homework | 3 minutes | Assign homework to students to practice creating melodies with music notation software. |

9 | Conclusion | 5 minutes | Summarize what they learnt in the class and encourage them to practice more. |

**National Curriculum:**
This lesson aligns with the National Music Education Standards as it has students read, create and interpret musical notations.

**Homework:**
*Students will be required to practice creating melodies with music notation software. The teacher will collect the homework for review without necessarily asking individual students to present them in front of the class.*

**Step 1: Warm Up (5 minutes)**

Teacher: "Good morning everyone, let us stretch our hands lightly and get them ready to play some music. Follow me as we stretch back and forth."

**Step 2: Introduction (5 minutes)**

Teacher: "Today we will learn about music notation and its importance in playing music. Music notation is the written language of music. Without it, playing music can be like speaking without words. So understanding music notation is a crucial skill for any musician."

**Step 3: Identifying Notes (5 minutes)**

Teacher: "Let's practice identifying notes on the treble clef together. Remember, each line and space represents a different note. Let's start with this note." (points to a note on the whiteboard)

**Step 4: Independent Practice (5 minutes)**

Teacher: "Now it's time for you to practice identifying various notes. Please take out your notation handouts and complete it closely supervised by me. Let me know if you need any help."

**Step 5: Group Project (5 minutes)**

Teacher: "Great job everyone! Now, let's form groups and create a melody using the notes we just identified. Please work together and make sure each group member has a part to play."

**Step 6: Break (2 minutes)**

Teacher: "Okay, let's take a quick break for two minutes to rest our fingers and stretch lightly."

**Step 7: Music Notation Software (5 minutes)**

Teacher: "Now, let me teach you how to use music notation software to create your melodies. Please pay attention as I demonstrate how to use the software."

**Step 8: Homework (3 minutes)**

Teacher: "For homework, please practice creating melodies with music notation software. Don't worry, I won't ask for individual presentations of your work, but I will collect it for review."

**Step 9: Conclusion (5 minutes)**

Teacher: "That's the end of our lesson today. You did a great job in identifying notes and creating your own melodies. Remember to keep practicing and using music notation to improve your musical skills."

- What is music notation?
- Why is it important for musicians to understand music notation?
- Identify the notes on the treble clef and write down their names.
- Create a melody using the notes you've identified on the treble clef.
- Use music notation software to create your melody and submit your work for review.

- Can you explain how to identify notes on a treble clef?
- How did your group work together to create a melody?
- What are some tips for using music notation software to create melodies?
- How will practicing with music notation improve your musical skills?

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