Lesson Plans
7-8 Charger Chorus 3rd Q 09.10 Lesson Plans
Week: 02/01/2010 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements:Our upcoming concert is February 22! The chorus will perform 5 numbers and the Life Music class will present some original compositions, guitarists and possibly a group folk song with guitars and drums. We also will be starting work on our junior high musical: Tom Sawyer this Friday. The Charger Chorus is going to do preliminary work on the chorus music to expedite auditions and rehearsals for the play.
Singing Skills:We will continue our emphasis on the 5 basic vowels, and the importance of connecting the breath along with good alignment. This week we will focus on 'energized phrasing'so that the sounds we make have a flow to them.
Rounds/Exercises/Reading Skills:
Rounds include Man's Life, Be You Strong, and Where is John.
The students enjoy chord singing to improve their ears. We will work on bass clef note names, singing whole and half steps, key of C exercises and rhythms.
Repertoire:This week will be devoted to the boys' piece: This Train, the girls' piece Parsely Sage Rosemary and Thyme, and the piece from Grease "We Go Together". On Friday we will introduce Tom Sawyer music.
Music Analysis/Relationships to other Disciplines:We finished the analyses of our 5 concert selections. This week we will start the mini research projects that pertain to our songs.