Lesson Plans
Choir 2nd Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 12/03/2007 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Monday: Students will work with their portfolios:updating information, song listings, analysis sheet of "The Hallelujah Chorus"
Announcements: Any interested parent singers for the "The Hallelujah Chorus"? We have sent out many letters of invitation to the surrounding area churches, but want to be sure to let all parents know that they are especially invited! This will be a week of polishing our music. Special groups meet as usual.
Music: diction, dynamics, articulation, phrasing, entrances and cutoffs... These are all elements necessary for finishing a piece. We will work diligently on these aspects this week in our music.Its time to get into the nitty gritty and dig down into the heart of music making this week. Not just words and notes.
Singing skills. We continue our practices to achieve good tone production: posture, space and relaxation in the body/head/neck/mouth,placement of the sound, and the necessity of breath energy
We continue working on listening for intonation
Listening/Analysis: We've been comparing the complexities of Bach and Handel to the simplicity of basic chords in some of our other pieces.