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Interactive Power Point lesson for teaching beginner's music theory to elementary school students. I designed this for 3rd-5th graders who have not yet been introduced to music theory. /nTheresaP Education Discovery Corner

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introduction to music

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Introduction to Music

n Beginner’s Music Theory n

Section 1 Lesson 1

Interactive Review

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Mrs. Theresa Preece’s Music Class

know your notes
Know your Notes

In a 4/4 time signature, the notes are worth:

Symbol

Note

Beats

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h

q

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d

Whole note

Half note

Quarter note

Eighth note

Connected eight notes

Dotted half notes

4

2

1

½

1

3

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question 1
Question 1

How many beats are in a whole note?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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Incorrect
  • Sorry that is incorrect.
  • Please reread and try again.
know your notes6
Know your Notes

In a 4/4 time signature, the notes are worth:

Symbol

Note

Beats

w

h

q

e

n

d

Whole note

Half note

Quarter note

Eighth note

Connected eight notes

Dotted half notes

4

2

1

½

1

3

If you are here, you need to reread this slide

Next

correct
CORRECT
  • Great Job!
  • Keep up the good work!

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rests
RESTS

In a 4/4 time signature, the rests are worth:

Symbol

Note

Beats

WH

Q

E

Whole rest

Half rest

Quarter rest

Eighth rest

4

2

1

½

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question 2
Question 2
  • A quarter rest has 1 beat.
  • What does a quarter rest look like?
  • A. W
  • B. Q
  • C. H
  • D. E

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Incorrect
  • I’m sorry but that is incorrect.
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RESTS

In a 4/4 time signature, the rests are worth:

Symbol

Note

Beats

WH

Q

E

Whole rest

Half rest

Quarter rest

Eighth rest

4

2

1

½

Next

Home

If you are here, you need to reread this slide

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Correct
  • You did it!
  • Keep up the good work!

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Home

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Musical Term Definitions

rhythm: The meter, time signature, and rhythmic duration in a piece of music.

beat: The steady underlying pulse in music.

duration: the time a note or rest lasts.

dynamics: the softness or loudness of a note.

tempo: the speed of music

ostinato: A rhythm or melody repeated over and over in music.

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question 3
Question 3
  • What is the definition of rhythm?
  • A. A rhythm or melody repeated over and over in music.
  • B. the softness or loudness of a note.
  • C. The meter, time signature, and rhythmic duration in a piece of music.
  • D. The steady underlying pulse in music.

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Incorrect
  • I’m sorry but that is incorrect.
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Musical Term Definitions

rhythm: The meter, time signature, and rhythmic duration in a piece of music.

beat: The steady underlying pulse in music.

duration: the time a note or rest lasts.

dynamics: the softness or loudness of a note.

tempo: the speed of music

ostinato: A rhythm or melody repeated over and over in music.

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Home

If you are here, you need to reread this slide

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Correct
  • You did it!
  • Keep up the good work!

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time signatures
Time Signatures

The two numbers at the beginning of the music that tell a performer how to count it and which note receives the beat.

Top Number

How many beats are in a measure

Bottom Number

Which notes gets one count

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44

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question 4
Question 4
  • The top number of a time signature tells a musician:
  • a. Which notes gets one count
  • b. How fast or slow to play
  • c. How many beats are in a measure
  • d. How loud or soft to play
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Incorrect
  • I’m sorry but that is incorrect.
  • Please reread.
time signatures22
Time Signatures

The two numbers at the beginning of the music that tell a performer how to count it and which note receives the beat.

Top Number

How many beats are in a measure

Bottom Number

Which notes gets one count

$

@

#

44

44

Next

Home

If you are here, you need to reread this slide

correct23
Correct
  • You did it!
  • Keep up the good work!

Next

Home

music math
Music Math

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4

4

Using a time signature of we can find out how the notes and rests add up.

w

+

w

_________

8 beats

Math is everywhere, even in music.In the beginning of the module you learned what notes had how many beats. Using the beats found in a note or rest, add or subtract to find the correct answer.

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+

y

_________

4 beats

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q

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2 beats

Let’s look at some examples above…

You will have one problem next

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question 5
Question 5

4

4

  • Using a time signature, which answer correctly solves the equation?
  • 5 beats
  • 8 beats
  • 6 beats
  • 4 beats

O

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O

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Incorrect
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  • Please reread.
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4

4

Using a time signature of we can find out how the notes and rests add up.

w

+

w

_________

8 beats

Math is everywhere, even in music.In the beginning of the module you learned what notes had how many beats. Using the beats found in a note or rest, add or subtract to find the correct answer.

h

+

y

_________

4 beats

d

-

q

________

2 beats

Let’s look at some examples above…

You will have one problem next

Next

Home

If you are here, you need to reread this slide

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Correct
  • You did it!
  • Keep up the good work!

Next

Home

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CONGRATULATIONS

You have completed Lesson 1 from Section 1 on Beginner’s Music Theory. You are on your way to making great music!

Keep up the good work!

In Lesson 2 of Section 1 we will be reviewing scales and adding the material we learned from this lesson, so that we can start making music!

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