Lesson Plans
Choir 9-12 1st Q 14.15 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/15/2014 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Level 2 students take sight reading pretest
Test for everyone on Tuesday
Personal skills testing throughout first four days
Measuring for tuxedos
Students who want to do make up work need to get it finished this week for the first half of the quarter
Voice Skills:
Lifting soft palate, vertical vowels
Keep reviewing and practicing the previous four skills;personal assessments on those four this week
vocabulary: tension, tone quality for level one
soft palate, cavernous for level two
Literacy Skills and Music Theory:
Rhythm reading two levels
Handsign practice, 2nds of the scale, two different levels work different keys and scales
Lots of terminology
Level One: solfeggio, whole step, half step, home tones
Level Two:pentachord, pentatonic, harmonic minor, syncopations
Analysis /Listening Skills:
Rhythm and melody analysis of one song using forms
Terms for all: Gospel, spiritual, Appalachian folk tune,
grieving, burden, troubled
theme and variation, canon
Lone Wild Bird, Power and the Glory, Hey Ho, all need drill and smoothing out
Hope to receive another two pieces that have been on order