Lesson Plans
7-8 Life Music 3rd Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/10/2011 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Our main focus for three days will be piano skills. The students need to have stronger certainty and understanding with exactly how one piano key relates exactly to one note on the staff. They also need a lot of practice in keeping a steady beat regardless the note values they are playing. In addition they will be drilling five note patterns in three keys: C major, G major and F major and their corresponding minor keys (a minor, e minor, and d minor)All of the students struglle with maintaining a steady beat and playing rhythm patterns steadily within a tempo
Besides drilling these prescribed skills, the students will be exploring ways to create phrases and musical ideas.
On Friday we will devote the entire class period to playing guitars and drums.