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Name that Pitch!

Students practice naming the pitch in an interactive activity using Powerpoint.


  • Students will perform on at least one instrument (alone and in group) with proper techniques.
  • Students will perform with basic ensemble skills (e.g., blends instrumental timbres, matches dynamic levels, and responds to the cues of a director).
  • Students sight reads music in bass and/or treble clefs written in simple and compound meters.
  • Students understand the relationship between music and the world beyond the school setting.


  • First, teacher projects a PowerPoint presentation which includes the following: 1) sign-in, 2) complete assignment, 3) tune your instrument, 4) warm-up, 5) breathing, etc.
  • Next, interactive activity called "Name that Pitch" on Powerpoint.
  • Then, teacher uses synthesizer program on laptop which students clap to the beat.
  • Then, students tuned instruments using microphone, which was projected on screen.

Sunshine State Standards

  • MU.A.2.3.1
  • MU.A.2.3.3
  • MU.A.3.3.1
  • MU.E.2.3.1
  • MU.E.2.3.4

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research.
  • Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.


  • Laptops
  • PowerPoint software
  • Band instruments

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