Lesson Plans
7-8 Life Music 3rd Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/31/2011 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Keyboard Instruction/Composing:
Many students are finishing up their compositions. There are a lot of success stories this time around. Next they will be placing them into Finale, and getting proficient at playing it themselves. The goal is to keep a very steady beat and play the piece with rhythmic accuracy.
Guitar Instruction:
We have chosen 5 songs for the upcoming concert. We are gaining proficiency in playing 7 chords. All the songs are well known and we will be seeking audience participation!!
Rhythms and Percussion:
The students will be creating drum and percussion patterns to accompany the five selections for the concert. We will practice them
FINALE: As much as possible this week the students will be placing their compositions into the computer and getting a very professional printout. The program also allows them to hear their piece and see it at the same time.
Listening: If time permits we will take a side trip and listen to a contemporary pop tune and analyze it.