Lesson Plans
Chorus 7-8 1st Q 09.10 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/19/2009 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
This Week's Goals: Continue emphasis on correct breathing to create and sustain the sound, opening the mouth to create good vowels and tone, and proper posture to create an 'instrument'. We will analyze and delve into "Still, Still, Still", and "Simple Gifts" while improving our sound and phrasing on "May Joyful Music Fill the Air"
Charger Chorus Day! We will do breathing warmups, continue our work with sight reading, discover how the elements of music pertain to the German carol "Still, Still, Still" Every day we work the boys separately from the girls, do plenty of body involvement with multi-tasking, and sing rounds and improvisational activities.
Charger Chorus Day! Again, we usually engage in a sequence of about 10 activities: the biggest thing we are after right now is putting breath energy into the singing while sitting or standing tall; making a vessel for our "wind instruments". We examine and discuss the music as we go along. Today we will review Still, Still, and hopefully begin Simple Gifts.