Friday, November 12, 2010

Music Theory 2nd Marking Period Project

Harmonization, Developing Melody, and Composing/Arranging

This project must demonstrate all of the musical stanards:

1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

1. Complete all assigned worksheets on harmonization, dominant 7ths, and scales.
2. Do all assigned readings.
3. Listen to something every day.
4. Complete 2nd marking period exam.
5. Sing anything while you play piano (Jingle Bells, Jolly Tune, etc...). Post video to grouply.
6. Learn Bonse Aba.
7. Attend, perform at, and evaluate performance at December 16 concert.
8. Practice improvising bass lines and melodies using iPad, instrument and voice.

Big Part:

Option 1:
Arrange Jingle Bells for our band. 2 Clarinet, trumpet, trombone. Create a score and parts for each instrument. Use Finale to create parts or do it by hand. Will be performed at Winter Concert.

Option 2:
Create a beginner piano book of three songs. Use both hands. Each song should be between 8-16 measures long. Use noteflight or Finale. Create cover art for book. Distribute book to class. Will be performed at Winter Concert.

Option 3:
Create an arrangement of any Nick Lowe song, Little Boxes, or Bach Passacaglia. Write out lead sheet. Will be performed at Winter Concert.

Option 4:
Create an arrangement of any song that has I-vi-IV-V harmonic movement. Write out lead sheet. Perform at Winter Concert.

Its go time. Get to work.