- Half Note

Half Note: Place a second whole note next to the first one and motion for them to say “whole note” with you. Add a stem to this second whole note and say “half note”. Then say, “half note” together. Pass these three pieces to three students and ask them to recreate the same notes in the exact sequence. Point to the space they need to use if they need a little guidance.

Together, everyone says, "whole note" as they form the first note, and then "whole note, half note" as the second note is formed and then the stem is added.