A Ten-Second Song
Lesson Book page 33
- Treble G
- Two reading Guide Notes
- Understanding the Treble Clef
- Tracing the G Line
- Feeling the C-G hand shape
let's get started
- (Trace several large treble clefs.) What do we call this sign?
- There's a secret to this sign. (Trace the G that's part of the treble clef.) It uses the letter G. We can call it the G clef. (Trace some Gs.)
- When the G clef is on the staff, it circles the second line, the G line.
- Trace the G line through this piece.
- Which measures have only Middle Cs? Which measure has only Treble Gs? Which measure has both Middle Cs and Treble Gs?
- Let's try the hand-shape exercise at the top of the page.
The Treble Clef is a fancy way of making a G.
explore and create
Ten Seconds or BustCan we really play this piece in 10 seconds? What would we have to do? (Set a faster tempo with the duet.) Here we go!
Shazam—Two HandsLet's try the piece with two hands, a little slowly at first. Can we play it in 10 seconds with two hands?
You Copy MeGet your RH ready over Middle C and Treble G. Close your eyes! See if you can copy what I play. (Play short examples using these two notes.)
I'll Copy YouNow I'll close my eyes and you be the leader!
pp. 19-20 The Treble Clef or G Clef, Middle C and Treble G
- Draw a candy cane as a first step to drawing a treble clef. Trace over the G line to reinforce the G clef and note.
- Note name, sightread, and create a whole note melody with Middle C and Treble G. Choose your own fingering!
The Treble Clef is a fancy way of making a G. That's why it's also called the G Clef. This piece uses Middle C and Treble G, the two notes presented on the staff thus far. Playing these notes with the thumb and fifth finger opens up the hand.
Make drawing the treble clef a real accomplishment. Try drawing with different color markers and have the student circle which is best.
accompaniments on disk
- CD Tracks 34-35
- MIDI File 17