Lesson Plans
9-12 Concert Choir 1st Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/13/2010 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Musicianship/Effort Goals:
Listening has been excellent, so has effort. Attention will turn towards tone development and cohesiveness especially in altos and basses
Repertoire:Work to the end of "Johnny", "Hallelujah" introduce "Battle Hymn" Hand out girls' and boys' pieces.
Singing Skills:
Continue to work the Magnificent Seven: Breath energy, open mouth, jaw, throat, and vertical space for vowels
Music Reading Skills:
Continue letter ladder, singing half steps and intervals. Emphasis this week on multi tasking and stepwise reading with rhythms
Some music theory and focus on chords
Music Analysis: "Battle Hymn" Students will receive the two analysis sheets that must be completed by quarter's end for their portfolios.
Arts / Other Disciplines:Students in 7 sub groups of the choir will research one topic related to the history and style of "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye"