Lesson Plans
General Music 7A 3rd Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/27/2014 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Music Listening Activities:
Organ Baroque music, start Bach Brandenburg Concertos, listen to Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah
Continue listening to Bob Marley, Tessanne Chin for Reggae
Listen to examples of Hip Hop
We will use our forms for music elements discovery, journals for sharing observations
Use our vocabulary paper: Handel, Bach, oratorio
Rhythm Practice Activities:
More work with simple syncopation. Our next composition will include at least one example of syncopation.
Do writing, playing on drums, and practice doing shorthand dictations on slates
Note Reading Practice Activities:
Review major scale structure with guitars, practice note identification concentrating on home tones
Play scales in C Major and a minor on the keyboards using correct fingering
Drill concept of half steps; singing them and playing them
Practice lining note names up with solfege names
Begin talking about chords; explore on mallet instruments
Group Singing/Improvising/Accompanying
Work on Canon song, Navajo Song, and Tallis Canon in booklet this week. Practice learning how to determine where 'do' is Sightread solfege, read the letter names, practice rhythms with drums
Use guitars and drums to accompany later in the week
Music Creating/Ensemble Work/Solo Work:
We finished hearing everyone's first composition
All four drum ensembles performed
Start looking at our next composition
Start working on African drumming pattern take 2