Lesson Plans
7-8 Life Music 2nd Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/25/2010 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Goals this week:
Work on individual compositions
Work on ensemble creation
Each student add one guitar chord to personal repertoire
About a third of the class try the new computer program Finale
Continue on checkoff sheets
Set goals for concert in November
Look at calendar, see 12 class periods until concert
Look at personal checkoff sheets. Determine what needs to be done this week. Choose tasks to accomplish Wednesday
Look at guitar chord sheet, guitar songs. Students choose 1 new chord, 1 new folksong to begin practicing with individual ensemble.
Ensemble planning time:Choose name for ensemble. Get planning sheet and make some decisions for upcoming concert.
Review just exactly what chords are and do, and how to write/play/name them
One student will learn/demonstrate software program for composing in front of the rest of the class
Students will sign up for piano lesson time, ensemble practicing time with guitars and rhythms, composing at keyboards time, computer time,or Orff instrument chord practice or composition practice.
Allow for ensemble practicing, planning time first.
Then move into individual time to work on tasks as on Wednesday