- Memorize Latin Songs. Ensure accurate notes, rhythm, diction (use iPads, piano, partner singing)
- Know all pitches bass and treble clef (musictheory.net, piano practice, choir music, worksheets).
- Perform one Italian song (use iPads, partner singing, Smartmusic). All the accompaniments are in the iPad.
- Sing/record Major scale (iPads, partner). Email a perfect version to me. Put your name and date as the name of the file (ginarscaleNov3).
- Sight read basic melody using solfeg (worksheets, partner practice)
- Play/Sing Jolly Tune on Piano/iPad (iPads, piano). Advanced play/sing Jingle Bells. Record, playback, improve.
- Learn solo to Tango (listen to recording, piano).
- Adapt Bonse Aba dance for our arrangement (ending is different). Should we adapt song or the dance?
- Sing ANY song in smartmusic and play back for class
- Create a 60 second video-tv spot about choir or the iPads.
- Learn Banner, Sweet Dreams, One Fine, Lollipop, SentJourney for Tuesday.
- Play Jingle Bells melody in key of C and key of F on piano.
- Play correct arrangement (both hands) of Jingle Bells
- Complete and understand all worksheets/vocabulary. Review, listen, watch. Confused? Google something, watch a youtube video, ask a partner.
- Be able to harmonize I-vi-ii-V7-I harmonic movement. (pencil, piano, iPads, noteflight). Play on piano. Sing parts. Practice, practice, practice.
- Recognize chords, major scales and all pitches (musictheory.net).
- Listen to Bach Inventions. Choose one to listen to on iPad and then download parts to read in forscore app. Why did Bach write these?
- Play Jingle Bells melody on guitar. Guitar players play/arrange/sing Jingle Bells in key of A, E or D (which works best for your voice?).
- Continue testing in Smartmusic
- Be able to play all assigned Pep Band songs.
- Know the concert Bb and concert F major scale exercises in Red book (p42). Percussion know both snare and mallet sides.
- Play p45 rhythm studies.
- Learn Beethoven Ninth and GForce5
A few notes:
Band: almost all 2nd year players.
Choir: 1/2 are freshman. Most are 2nd-3rd year singers. Almost all could not read when they entered in September.
Theory: these are all non-ensemble students who have limited, or no theory background. We started at ground zero (this is the treble clef)