Lesson Plans
9-12 Concert Choir 4th Q 10.11 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/21/2011 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements:Solo and ensemble contest is in 7 weeks! We will be allowing students practice time during choir. Special groups Vocal Jazz Monday, Choralaires THURSDAY this week, Boys' 50's on Friday.FFA All State Chorus music will be ordered this week and we need to get students going on it.
Voice Skills: This quarter we do Fundamentals for Your Personal Best Singing: Using the Entire Body. This is a synthesis of all we have worked on this year. We start this week with the abdomen. Low breaths, managed breath flow, articulated breath use and high sternum posture; review, but putting it all together. We move from there to the 'mouth' shaping vowels, articulating consonants, space inside the mouth and relaxed jaw.
Reading Skills: We are still working with F major and f minor. We will sightread chorales and rounds this week.
Music Analysis: We will be doing a lot of analysis this week. Three of our pieces will go under the microscope as we analyze the elements of music as they are used in each song. The students will also receive their analysis papers. These will be due next week.
He Never Failed Me Yet- work rhythms, gospel style of musicharmony, text, notes
Music's Echo - work style, articulation of text, countermelodies, rhythms, Renaissance styling and tone quality
O Susanna - introduce straight rhythms, diction precision