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Here are 2 brief ideas for teaching Note Values / Lengths
PreK, K, 1, 2
Title – Music Ideas for Note Values / Lengths
By – Jackie Kane Parham
Primary Subject – Music
Secondary Subjects – Music
Grade Level – PreK-2
Music Ideas for Note Values / Lengths:
Have students sit in two rows. And begin to pass a soft spongy ball to each student. This applies to whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. After passing the ball have the class count to 4 for a whole note and the child cannot release the ball until he/she stated the number 4. This allows for an individualized assessment of what a whole count of 4 really means.
Students will roll dice and state which dotes equal the dice roll. For instance, the student may roll a 3. The student should state that a dotted half note equals 3 beats or that 3 quarter notes equals 3 beats or that a half note and a quarter note equals 3 beats.
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