Part 1 “Meet the Note Family and Friends” Sample Lesson

Part 1
“Meet the Note Family
and Friends”
Sample Lesson
Sample from the Land of Music® Teaching Series
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Sample Lesson – Part 1, “Meet the Note Family and Friends”
Up-front lists of lesson
items and goals minimize
lesson prep time.
Items You'll Need:
• Land of Music Introductory
Story
• Quincy Quarter Note
Portrait
• Quincy Quarter Note Story
• Sample lesson audiotape
• Quincy Quarter Note
Songsheets
• Quincy Quarter Note
Coloring page
• Quincy Quarter Note
Activity page
Goals:
• Learn about the Land of
Music
• Learn about Quincy
Quarter Note
• Learn "Quincy Quarter
Note Intro" song
• Introduce Quincy Quarter
Note as beat setter
• Learn "Quincy Quarter
Note" song
• Learn about Quincy's stems
Read the Land of Music Introductory Story.
Brightly illustrated stories
introduce the Land of Music to
students, capture attention and
generate interest, excitement
and anticipation! Special
appeal for visual learners in
your music class.
All stories in the Land of Music
system are included in Series 1
and 2 storybooks, and are part
of the Land of Music classroom kits.
For details on kit contents, see
your Land of Music product
brochure.
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Display Quincy Quarter Note Portrait.
Read Quincy Quarter Note Story.
Personified symbols teach through association,
a time-tested learning method that is very
effective. Notice how the stories hold your
students’ attention. Notice how quickly
they embrace the character-symbols
and how they retain the concepts
represented.
Review Quincy Quarter Note story.
Stories are followed by “listening
checks.” These reviews quickly reinforce
the themes and concepts introduced.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Who was the story about? (Quincy Quarter Note)
Where does Quincy live? (In the Land of Music)
Where do we live? (In the Land of People)
What does Quincy do in the Land of Music?
(He plays baseball and helps build songhouses.)
5. Who does Quincy work with to build songhouses?
(His father, Willie Whole Note)
6. Are there any other children in his family?
(His sisters Ellie Eighth Note and Susie Sixteenth Note)
7. Who is Quincy's pet? (A parrot called Pa-Pa)
8. Name some other characters that live in the Land of Music.
(Quincy’s baseball coach, Coach Kettle Drum,
Tommy Trumpet, Floyd Flute)
9. Where is Jeff Moore from? (The Land of People)
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Various icons in the Teacher’s Guides serve as
“road signs,” helping teachers follow plans easily.
Learn: "Quincy Quarter Note Intro" song.
Use Note Family and Friends recording.
This song “section” is
included for reference
only. Complete sheet
music is found in the
Series 1 Songbook,
which includes full
piano accompaniment.
A Series CD contains
vocal and
accompaniment-only
tracks. Vocals include
character voices to
strengthen
character/symbol
identification.
QUINCY QUARTER NOTE
Intro.
q»¡™∞
4
&b 4
With a beat
Words and Music by
MARY BUDDEMEYER
(Medium Fast)
∑
1
? 4 œ
b 4
&b
3
?
œ
w
˙.
˙.
Quar
b
-
œ
œ
œ
œ
˙
ter
Note.
‰
j
œ
w
w
Here
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
w
w
œ
œ
œ
comes
the
Teen
œ
œ
œ
œ
His
name
is
Quin
œ
-
age
œ
-
cy
Movement suggestions:
Students may sway in place to the beat. Pretend to hold a baseball bat beginning on the word "bat"
(measure 7, beats 3 and 4). Make a full swing on the word "game" in measure 9 on the first beat.
Character songs give opportunity for singing, drama and dance. Students enjoy acting out the
characters and moving to the music. Simple movement teaches coordination and rhythm, gets
the brain revved up for learning, is good for vocal health, and addresses the kinesthetic learner.
Incorporate simple props (baseball hat, plastic bat) and choose actors to “be” that character,
leading the rest of the class in the movement.
Sing: "Quincy Quarter Note Intro" song with movement.
Use Note Family and Friends recording.
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Associating the bottom
number of a time signature
with a Land of Music
character helps children
remember what a time
signature “tells” them.
Quincy Quarter Note as Beatsetter.
When you see the numbers in the first room of a songhouse, those numbers tell
you what kind of a songhouse it is. The top number tells you how many counts or
beats are in each room of a songhouse. The bottom number tells you who the
beatsetter is. When you see a 4 as the bottom number, you will know that I, Quincy
Quarter Note, am the beatsetter. That means my quarter notes each get one beat or
count every time they appear in a songhouse room. A large C (
) in the first room of
a songhouse also means 44 time. You will hear my beat setter story in Series 2, Unit 5.
Quincy’s song is written in all quarter notes,
giving students opportunity to see, hear and
feel his notes. This approach is used in
songs for each Land of Music character.
Notice the lyrics. They reinforce the music
theory concepts. Setting concepts to music
makes them easier to learn and retain.
Learn: "Quincy Quarter Note" song.
Use Note Family and Friends recording.
Display portrait of Quincy.
QUINCY QUARTER NOTE
& b 44
Moderato
q»¡™º
Words and Music by
MARY BUDDEMEYER
(Medium Fast)
∑
1
? b 44 Œ œ œ œ
&b œ
5
?
ma
b
œ
-
œ
œ
ny
times.
œ
œ
Œ
œ œ œ œ
œ œ œ
In
œ œ œ
a
œ
Fill
œ
house
a
4
œ œ œ œ
œ
-
4
song
œ
Œ œ œ œ
house.
You'll see
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
ing
rooms
œ
all
œ
by
œ
my - self,
œ
me
œ œ œ œ
œ
œ
œ
Œ
œ
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Movement suggestions:
March in place from measures 1 through 8 placing your hands over your head with finger tips touching to
form a kind of house. On measure 9, point to yourself. On measures 10 and 11, turn around and walk in a circle
counter-clockwise and hold up four fingers when singing about Quincy. On measures 12 and 13, walk in a circle
and hold up two fingers when singing about Helen. On measures 14 and 15, walk in another circle. On measure
16, put right hand out toward the audience, and on measure 17, hold index finger in the air when singing about
Willie.
Sing: "Quincy Quarter Note" song with movement.
Use Note Family and Friends recording.
Quincy Quarter Note and his stems.
Sometimes Quincy makes the
stems on his notes go up on the right
and sometimes he turns them over and
makes the stems go down on the left.
And remember, Quincy’s quarter notes are always shaded in.
Assignment: Quincy Quarter Note Activity Pages and Coloring Page.
Follow the coloring instructions on the bottom of the coloring pages.
Coloring sheets reinforce symbol recognition and
help students learn how to draw the symbols on their
own. Activity sheets reinforce symbol recognition and
rhythm concepts, and guide students in the beginning
steps of writing music.
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This is the teacher’s accompaniment. Use the student reproducible songsheet for student music pages.
QUINCY QUARTER
NOTE
Intro.
Words and Music by
MARY BUDDEMEYER
q»¡™∞
4
&b 4
With a beat
(Medium Fast)
∑
1
? b 44 œ
&b
3
?b
œ
w
˙.
˙.
Quar
-
&b
œw
w
Quar
˙.
?
b ˙.
5
&b
7
?b
-
œ
œ
œ
œ
˙
ter
Note.
œ
˙
ter
Note.
‰
j
œ
w
w
Here
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
w
w
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
w
w
œw
w
œ
˙
œ œ
'round
his
bat
to
œ œ
œ œ
˙.
˙.
&b w
ww
?b œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
comes
the
Teen
œ
œ
œ
œ
His
name
is
Quin
œ
œ
He
al
œ
œ
play
a
-
œ
œ
ways
car
œ
-
œ
-
-
j
bœ œ
base - ball
w
w
9
16
œ
©
œ
œ
œ
œ
Œ
cy
œ
∑
œ
age
Ó
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1999,
2001,
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Reserved
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ries
j
œ
game.
Teacher’s accompaniment.
QUINCY QUARTER NOTE
4
&b 4
Moderato
q»¡™º
Words and Music by
MARY BUDDEMEYER
(Medium Fast)
∑
1
? 4 Œ œ œ œ
b 4
&b œ
5
?
ma
b
œ
&b œ
8
?
By
-
œ
ny
œ
times.
œ
œ
?
b
œ
a
4
œ œ œ œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
4
œ
song
You'll see
œ
œ
œ
rooms
all
by
œ
my - self,
œ
œ
œ
œ
just
four
œ
Œ
œ
Œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
Four
of
me
can
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
Œ
œ
œ
œ
Œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
œ
a
room.
It
takes
twice
each
time.
œ
œ
œ
œ
Fath - er
whole
?b œ œ œ
œ
œ
note
œ
moth - er
œ
œ
œ
œ œ œ Œ
œ œ œ œ
œ œ
by
fills
a
room.
œ œ
me
œ œ œ œ
œ
œ
œ
pear - ing
&b œ œ œ
14
house
œ
&b œ
fill
œ œ œ
house.
a
œ
œ
11
In
Œ œ œ œ
times.
œ
b
œ
Fill - ing
œ
-
œ œ œ
Œ
œ
a
œ œ œ œ
ap - pear - ing
œ œ œ œ
œ
œ
Œ
œ
œ
œ œ œ Œ
just
one
time.
œ œ œ Œ
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Sample
from1993
the Mary
LandBuddemeyer
of Music®(ASCAP)
Teaching Series
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Student Reproducible Songsheet.
QUINCY QUARTER NOTE
Intro.
& b 44
With a beat
q»¡™∞
∑
Words and Music by
MARY BUDDEMEYER
(Medium Fast)
‰ j
œ œ
1
Here
&b œ œ œ œ œ œ
4
œ œ ˙
His name is Quin - cy
to
play
a
œ œ
the
Teen - age
œ œ ˙
Quar - ter
Note.
œ œ ˙
œœ œ œ œ œ
Quar- ter Note.
j
b
b
œ
& œ œ œ œ
œ
8
comes
œ
He al- ways car - ries
'round his bat
j
œ w
base - ball
∑
game.
QUINCY QUARTER NOTE
Extro.
4
&b 4
With a beat
q»¡™∞
Words and Music by
MARY BUDDEMEYER
(Medium Fast)
∑
1
Now
&b œ œ
œ
œ œ œ
4
and found out
&b œ
8
‰ j
œ œ
he makes
j
bœ œ
œ œ œ
to
play
a
base - ball
you
œ œ ˙
mus - ic too.
œ œ ˙
œ œ
œ
have
met
the
Quar - ter
œœ œ œ œ œ
He al- ways car - ries
j
œ w
Note
œ œ ˙
'round his bat
∑
game.
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Student Reproducible Songsheet.
QUINCY QUARTER NOTE
& b 44
Moderato
q»¡™º (Medium Fast)
∑
In
&b œ œ œ œ
Fill - ing rooms all
&b œ œ œ Œ
11
fill
&b œ
16
by
a house a
by my- self,
By
œ
-
4 song house.
œ œ œ œ
pear
-
a - pear- ing
œ œ œ Œ
It takes moth - er
œ
4
œ œ œ Œ
œ œ œ œ
a room.
ap
Œ œ œ œ œ œ œ Œ
œ œ œ œ œ œ œ œ
1
6
Words and Music by
MARY BUDDEMEYER
twice each time.
You'll see me
œ œ œ Œ
just four times.
ma - ny times.
œ œ œ œ
Four of
œ œ œ œ
Fath - er whole note
œ
œ
œ
œ
ing
just
one
time.
me can
œ œ œ Œ
fills
a room.
Œ
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Student Reproducible Activity Page.
Quincy Quarter Note
Help Quincy make some quarter notes.
Shade each note head and then add a stem that goes up on the right, like this:
Four of Quincy's notes can be found in a 44 songhouse room. We hold one
quarter note for one count (beat) each time we see it in a 44 songhouse room.
1
2
3
4
Put four of Quincy's quarter notes in
each one of the 44 songhouse rooms below.
Room 1
(Measure)
Room 2
(Measure)
Did you know that sometimes Quincy puts the stems on his quarter notes down
on the left, like this:
Quincy's notes always have a stem and they are always shaded in!
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Student Reproducible Activity Page.
More Quarter Notes!
Draw a quarter note for Quincy next to each
number below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Note to Teacher
Note: Quincy's Quarter Notes should all be shaded in with a stem that goes up on the right side
down on the left side .
or
He gets one count in a 44 songhouse room when his note appears.
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Student Reproducible Coloring Page.
Hello! I'm Quincy Quarter Note. Color my bat and my face
dark blue. Color my hair light blue. Color my hat and my shoes
red. You can color my house yellow, the grass green, and leave
my ball white!
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
Hello there! I’m Sir Mortimer Mouse. Have you ever heard about the Land of Music?
It’s a wonderful place you'll never forget! Let’s visit it now.
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
The Note Family lives in the Land of Music. They build songhouses. When they
finish a songhouse, they send it to the Land of People, where you live! Songhouses
become songs in the Land of People.
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
The Note Family has many friends in the Land of Music. The Rest Family, Little Dot,
Monroe Moon, Twink, and Wink all help the Note Family build songs. And of course, so
do I. I’m very important in the Land of Music.
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
There are many different songhouses in the Land of Music, just like there are
different kinds of houses in the Land of People. All of these different songhouses become
the many different kinds of songs you hear in the Land of People.
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
The Land of Music is filled with exciting places to visit. You can travel to Rock
Mountain and visit the Rock and Roll Castle. It's always a fun place!
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
Or, you can have a foot-stomping time in Country County. While you are there, you
might see Gunther Guitar and Old Bell, the cow. She makes the most delicious cheese!
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
If you visit Symphony City, you’ll meet many instruments, including Mello Cello and
Hanna Harp. You’ll also see Bartok Baton working to help the instruments.
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
You can even visit Jazz Town. When you go, Ella Jazzella will sing you a song. She's
one of my favorite singers!
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
And of course, it’s always fun to play at the Land of Amusicment Park. Take a ride
around the park on Follies Trolley, then slide down Fiddle Falls or spin on the Warped
Record Ride.
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
If you get hungry, grab a bite to eat at the Snare Drum Cafe. The food tastes great. I
recommend the cheeseburger!
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
Yes, the Land of Music is a lot of fun, but watch out for Spike Sourtone and his
Sourtone Gang. They are always causing trouble!
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Land of Music Introductory Story.
Well, are you ready to learn all about the Note Family and everything else in the
Land of Music? Good! You're going to have a great time. Come back soon!
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Quincy Quarter Note Story.
Hi! My name is Quincy Quarter Note. I live in the Land of Music with my family.
We’re the Note Family! In the Land of Music, my family and I build songhouses.
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Quincy Quarter Note Story.
We send songhouses to the Land of People where they become songs. My dad, Willie
Whole Note, and my mom, Helen Half Note, own the Treble-Bass Construction
Company.
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Quincy Quarter Note Story.
When I’m not building songhouses, I play baseball at Stan Musical Field. Coach
Kettle Drum is the coach of our team, the Treble Clef Titans.
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Quincy Quarter Note Story.
I play baseball with Tommy Trumpet, Floyd Flute and sometimes, Jeff Moore. He’s
from the Land of People. Last year, our team won first place in the Land of Music
baseball series. That was exciting!
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Quincy Quarter Note Story.
Did I tell you that I have two sisters? Their names are Ellie Eighth Note and Susie
Sixteenth Note. They are always trying to play with my pet, Pa-Pa Parrot. That's OK with
me, unless baby Susie pulls on his tail feathers, then I have to rescue Pa-Pa and put him
in his cage.
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Quincy Quarter Note Story.
Well, I better get to my ball game. I hope you can visit the Land of Music soon! Bye
for now!
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