Create a short two measure Rhythm Composition in 4/4 time. Make sure to include the following:
After you complete your bell ringer, practice your songs and be ready to grade them on Monday.
On Monday, I will give you your final assignments and final exam if you are not exempt.
Rhythm Performance Time! Write in the counts and circles for the following rhythm. Practice clapping the rhythm while saying the counts (you can either say the subdivision or say the counts that the note begins on)
I will come around and grade and check in with your progress on your performance pieces.
Bell Ringer for Friday, 4/22
Fill out the following Chord Matrix in the key of A.
Remember the following:
Bell Ringer for Monday, 4/25
What is one practice technique to use to work towards mastery on any song?
After you complete the bell ringers, go and practice your individual song assignments. When I return to class I will grade two songs. No get to work!!!
Write in the counts and circles for the following rhythm....
Practice Log and Efficiency
When you sit dow to practice today you need to come up with a short term goal (i.e. 4 measures if its a brand new song, played on both hands at a steady tempo, etc)
After that goal is created, you need to consider the steps that it will take for you to achieve that goal (i.e. perform with no rhythm, then add rhythm once the mechanics are figured out, etc)
You need to be as descriptive ass possible. When filling out your logs you MUST write more than one or two words. I want sentences (yes, plural, sentanceS)
Practice log Form download or print to hand write
See Mr. Levy for a due date on your individual performance assignments
Prepare for the celebration...
Get your 3x5 note sheet together....
Fill out the following Chord Matrix in the key of F. Remember the following:
Time to Play Piano!!!!
Fill out the following Chord Matrix in the key of G. Remember the following:
What are the formulas for a Major Triad and a Minor Triad?
Let's take a look at the mid-term and figure out where we made our mistakes and how we can improve on the next test.
Figuring out Triads: A Help Guide
Write out the scale degrees and their orders for a root position, 1st inversion, and 2nd inversion triad.
Mid-Term From the day before break
We will go over the mid-Term tomorrow. We still have a few people that need to take the test.
Plan for the rest of the year
We only have 8 weeks left in the school year. For the rest of the year we will continue to refine our music theory knowledge and ear training skills (Very few new ideas will be added to our music theory lessons).
In terms of piano playing, we want to continue to develop our ability to play or advanced independent two-handed music. Your goal is to complete a minimum of one piece per week. We will also continue to work on our chord playing.
It's never too early to start to talk about the final exam. Your final exam will consist of a written portion and a playing portion. The written portion will be similar to the music theory mid-term. It will also include, piano playing and music reading concepts.
The playing portion will be a longer more advanced song. It will be passed out approx. two weeks before you are required to perform it.
Senior exams... We will talk on an individual basis.