Lessons plans for the entirety of Days #4–7, which introduce concepts and skills related to notating and hearing rhythm and meter in Western Art Music staff notation. Each day begins with a short attendance ticket quiz, an ungraded check-in activity that allows instructors to take attendance for the day by collecting student slips and gives students the opportunity to review material from previous sessions. The bulk of each lesson plan is then devoted to the main topics for the days, which include common rhythm durations, measures, beats, simple vs. compound meter, time signatures, and syncopation. Bullet point notes on how to explain each concept are given as well as activities to students.
Instructor: Stephen Gomez
Course: Music Theory Fundamentals (MUSTH 101)