MUSICAL ALPHABETS AND MUSICAL STAFF

Subject: 

Music

Term:

First Term

Week:

Week 4

Class:

JSS 1 / BASIC 7

 

Previous lesson: Pupils have previous knowledge of

 

KINDS AND CLASSIFICATION OF MUSIC

 

that was taught in their previous lesson

 

Topic:

 

MUSICAL ALPHABETS AND MUSICAL STAFF

 

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

 

  • say the meaning of musical staff
  • list the letters of the musical staff
  • give examples of musical staff

 

Instructional Materials:

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching:

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation

 

Reference Materials:

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks

 

CONTENT

 

Musical Alphabets

There are seven English alphabets used in music, they are, A, B, C, D, E, F, G.

These seven alphabets are called musical alphabets; they are used to write music.

The teacher drills the students in singing musical alphabets song.

 

EXERCISES

  1. Name the musical alphabets.
  2. Sing the musical alphabets song.

 

Musical Staff

Definition of Musical Staff

The staff is the basis of written music. It is what the notes are presented on. Musical staff consists of five horizontal lines and four spaces.

Example of Musical Staff

Musical Terms

SYMBOL MUSICAL TERM MEANING
PP Pianissimo Very soft
ff Fortissimo Very loud
lento Very slow
largo Slow and broad

 

 

 

Presentation

 

The topic is presented step by step

 

Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics

 

Step 2.

He introduces the new topic

 

Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise

 

 

Conclusion

The class teacher wraps up or concludes the lesson by giving out a short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she makes the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.

 

 

 

 

 

EVALUATION

  1. Define of musical staff.
  2. State and explain three musical terms.
  3. Name the musical alphabets.
  4. Sing the musical alphabet songs.
  5. Draw the music staff.