Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Note Card Examples

Students are always welcome to come to the Music Room between 7:45-8:00am to work on their Vocabulary Flash Cards or Note Cards, or to ask questions!

Below are examples of what the 9 Note Cards should look like. These cards will be used in our Music Class Toolbox that includes the Music Vocabulary Cards, and should be turned in by no later than November 30th with the rest of the Flash Card Project. We will review how to create these cards in class, but you will need to finish them at home.

Early projects are always welcomed and will earn extra credit.

If Fourth and Fifth Graders have their cards from last year they may re-use them if they are in good condition and meet the requirements below (which are the same as last year).


  1. Use a straight edge and try to make all cards look as consistent as possible (same width of lines, etc). Cards done without a straight edge will have to be re-done.
  2. Each card should have a treble clef and a whole note on each line or space, as pictured below.
  3. The back of the card should have the letter name for each line or space note. Be consistent so that when you flip the card the answers will always be in the same area of the back of the card.
  4. Don't use the LINED side of your cards--it will make your staff lines look blurry.
  5. Line notes (from bottom to top): E-G-B-D-F  Space notes: F-A-C-E

Front of cards

a few cards flipped over so you can see the answers

Fifth Graders will have reversible cards--from one direction they will be Treble Clef cards, and Bass Clef when turned the other way.

Treble Clef: Line notes (from bottom to top): E-G-B-D-F  Space notes: F-A-C-E
Bass Clef: Line notes (from bottom to top): G-B-D-F-A Space notes: A-C-E-G

On the answer side be sure to show if the answer is for Treble or Bass Clef

Here are some fun worksheets to help you practice note identification!

Also, be sure your Flash Cards are in the correct format!

Classics for Kids Dictionary:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

4th and 5th Grade Lesson listening

While going through the lessons about Timbre (how you can tell voices and instruments apart by their sound) we listened to some fun songs by Bill Monroe, Nickel Creek, and some Native American music. I decided to post some other listening links, just for fun. Try to identify the timbres of the instruments and voices you hear (and see)!

Press the right arrow to advance to the next video.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Music Listening Reflections

Write your reflections on any of the ideas below or design your own reflection. You should use grade-level appropriate writing in paragraph form. Be sure to use your Music vocabulary words. Your reflection should be no shorter than 2 paragraphs for each reflection; however, you can (and are encouraged to) write more!
  1. A song you totally love.
  2. A song you totally dislike.
  3. A song that cheers you up.
  4. A song that calms you down.
  5. A piece of music you have heard all your life or that reminds you of an event in your life.
  6. A song that helped you learn something.
  7. A piece of classical music (see radio for suggestions).
  8. Design your own reflection.
Use the vocabulary words to help express your ideas.
Discuss specific musical parts of the song (tempo, meter, dynamics, pitch, timbre/tone color, mood, form)
Tell about the lyrics.
            Tell what the song makes you wonder, makes you think of, or the "mind movie" story that you think is 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Flashcards and Music Progress Charts due THIS WEEK!

Please scroll down for specific information. 

Your child is welcome to come to the Music room when s/he arrives at SPARK to work on his/her cards using the Music book glossaries!

Don't forget:
Complete BOTH sides of the Music Progress Chart! Be specific with your goals and plan!
Number your cards to match the list.
All definitions should be in sentence form with capital letter & punctuation!
Do your best!

The work I've seen so far looks great!

No work will be accepted after October 5th!