- Eighth Note

Eighth Note: Place a fourth whole note to the right of the quarter note and together say “whole note”. Add a stem to make it a half note and a center to make it a quarter note. Add one flag and say “eighth note”. Then say “eighth note” together.



As before, pass these ten pieces to the students. As needed, point to the space on the white board to get them started making the notes.



They will recreate the four notes using the same steps you just showed them, saying each of the note names as they're formed.

Together, everyone says, "Whole note. Whole note, half note. Whole note, half note, quarter note. Whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note" as each note is formed.