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Learn to Read Music!

Welcome to Band!
Our first week of school is filled with a fun week of learning to read music. We'll play music games and do a lot of laughing with some of the videos you can find below!

TED-Ed: How to Read Music

Music Lesson 1: Rhythm

Music is written to explain high and low sounds as well as short and long sounds.
Below are very basic sights and sounds to introduce you to music notations. 

"Classical Music Mashup"

"Disney Mashup"

"Classical Music Mashup II"

One of our first lessons will cover whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eight notes, and we might even explore sixteenth notes. This powerpoint is what we'll go over in class. 
Rhythmic Figures
& Time Signatures
MusicTheory.net is a website with lots of music theory notes. This section shows another way to look at the notes we learn in class. 
MusicTheory.net
Rhythmic Notes
Practice:
Rhythm Vocabulary

Music Lesson 2: Staff & Pitch

This is a short and funny video telling us how music devloped into 5 lines and 4 spaces.

If you play bassoon, trombone, euphonium, or tuba. You will read bass clef music.

Lesson 2:
Treble Clef Staff
If you play flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, or percussion, you will read treble clef music.
Lesson 2:
Bass Clef Staff
"I Knew you were Treble."

Here's a fun way to remember the treble clef.
"All about that Bass."

Here's a fun way to remember the bass clef.

"How to Read Sheet Music"
Music is a language of it's own. This entertaining video covers lots of different elements we will experience in music.

"Things in Music That Are the Same but Aren't"
The more you know....