Lesson Plans
Life Music 7-8 1st Q 09.10 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/19/2009 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Announcements; This will be an exciting week for us. OUR NEW GUITARS AND KEYBOARD ARRIVED!! The students will be thrilled. Now when half the class practices guitars they can all be playing at the same time. The students received their skills checklist that needs to be finished by quarter's end; meaning we have 9 classes for them to work. The skills include writing, drums, keyboards, guitars, and improvising-arranging-composing.
Monday: On Mondays we practice our ensemble music, some singing skills/choir music and then practice instruments. The students need additional rhythm practice so we will do some drumming and work with meter and writing rhythms. They also can use some additional work with note naming in the treble clef. Right now we are only focusing on the first C major scale in treble.
Wednesday: We will review the meter work we did on Monday. New: bass clef and chords; writing and playing.
Wednesday is also the day for listening. We will listen to some music from the Renaissance today
We will divide into groups for guitars and keyboards as well as drums for practicing.
Friday: We will create short melodies in C or a minor; either in 6/8 or 4/4, and show the corresponding chords underneath. Then it will be practice instruments time!Work on playing their own creations. By next week hopefully some students will be able to accompany Paddy Works on the Railway, improvise some accompaniments with it. Maybe someone will have worked up their song by then too...