Lesson Plans
7-8 Life Music 1st Q 11.12 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/03/2011 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Theory Skills:
Students will take a test on Monday which will fulfill requirements on their respective checkoff sheets.
Then they will begin creating their own ABA rhythm composition. This ABA form can be used for composing their own song in either a minor or C major, or G major
Piano Skills:
Students are continuing to learn songs in C major and eighth graders are also starting songs in G Major. All of them are working chords and scales as well. This week they need to get their own song underway as part of their requirements for the quarter
Guitar Skills:
We have put the two chords a minor and e minor to work in a song. We started C major and G7 last week and began playing songs with those two pieces as well. We are also experimenting with different strumming patterns.
Ensemble skills: all students finished their percussion ensembles last week accompanied by guitars.
For the concert in November, students will be required to perform either in an ensemble or as a soloist. The ABA form can be adapted for ensemble work as well.