Technology Strategies -- National Music Standard #5

Grade Levels: K - 12

Reading and notating music


Student Use of Technology


Using notation software students can enter notes in step and real time on a virtual staff. Music can then be played back and printed. There are also many CAI drill and practice software titles designed to develop music reading skills. Students can use this software to practice reading notes, melodies, and rhythms.

Student Activities for Standard #5


5.01 The student notates music on a staff using notation software.
5.02 The student self-evaluates music reading and notation skills using appropriate computer-assisted instruction software.

Teacher Use of Technology


Notation software provides teachers with tools to create musical examples for students. They can be used for choral, instrumental and/or classroom activities.

Teacher Strategies for Standard #5


5.03 The teacher prints music reading exercises for students using notation software.

Excerpted from Technology Strategies for Music Education.

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