Friday, September 19, 2008

Rhythm Lesson #5




Note Values Part II

Review:

Review with your child the Note Values Lesson Part I .

Learning Objective:

Your child will learn to write out the note pyramid and tell you how all the notes in the note pyramid are related. Your child will also write on manuscript paper the 5 common rests.

Instructions:
Show your child the note pyramid and tell your child to draw the note pyramid on a separate sheet of paper. Then, tell your child that all the notes in the pyramid are related. Ask your child the following questions:

1. How many half notes are in a whole note? (Answer = 2)

2. How many quarter notes are in a whole note? (Answer = 4)

3. How many quarter notes are in a half note? (Answer = 2)

4. How many eighth notes are in a half note? (Answer = 4)

5. How many sixteenth notes are in a quarter note? (Answer = 4)

6. How many sixteenth notes are in a whole note? (Answer = 16)

Rests:

Show your child the picture below, and explain to your child that there are 5 common types of rests:

1. Whole rest
2. Half rest
3. Quarter rest
4. Eighth rest
5. Sixteenth rest



















Tell your child that a rest represents silence, and when a rest is seen in music, no music is played during the rest. Have your child practice drawing the rests on manuscript paper.

Dotted Notes:

Show your child the picture below, and explain to your child that when a dot is placed beside a note (as seen in the photo), the value of the note is worth the note's original value plus one-half of its original value. For example, if a quarter note is worth one beat, then a quarter note with a dot is worth 1 + 1/2 beats.















Stay tuned for next week's lesson on Time Signatures.

13 comments:

Genny said...

That makes it easier to understand! I have never learned to read music...

Kaci said...

Wow thanks!

Mark Salinas said...

Very easy to understand..thank you! Have a great weekend!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I feel so much smarter!!!!

Marie N. said...

This morning I gave my kids your quiz! The elder got them all right, which is not surprising. My second grader panicked a bit we got to 16th notes. Then we talked in math terms and all was right in his world again.

I think they had fun.

Munchkins and Music said...

That is great! I love hearing feed back like this, letting me know how your children responded to the lessons.

angie said...

Nothing better than a lesson all spelled out for one. Thank you!

Mama Zen said...

This is an excellent lesson!

Pecos Blue said...

Great ideas. What can I do with a 2.5 year old.

Candy said...

note pyramids.

KEWL!!

Munchkins and Music said...

For a 2.5 year old you can look at the rhythm lessons 1 and 2. These lessons have an adapted to young children section.

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angie said...

Thanks for the lesson.......again! :)