Lesson Plans
High School Choir 9-12 1st Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/09/2013 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements: continue work with journals, self evaluations, and vocabulary sheets
Singing Skills: review alignment, breath, breath energy, relaxation of jaw-throat-mouth, tall vowels

New: sending sound forward with air energy, lifting soft palate, (sound up over the back of the head and vowels originating above the teeth)
Music Reading Skills: continue singing C scale, G scale, whole and half step pattern for major scale. Continue Takadimi syllables for rhythms and conducting for meter. Do chord singing, major and minor 2nds, naming treble clef notes and bass clef notes every day. Do dictations with tonal and rhythm patterns. Use reader leaders for more exercises.
Music Analysis Skills: Use portfolio pages to learn about the elements. Finish PowerPoint overview of two pieces.

Listening Analysis Skills: Practice listening to ourselves, especially listen for interval in tune singing and rhythmic energy
Repertoire: Continue note learning for O Be Joyful. Work hard on dynamic contrast and text sensitivity for Hush, introduce form and rhythm and melodic patterns for Turn the World Around

Bring out girls' song and boys' song for introduction