Lesson Plans
Life Music 7-8 1st Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/23/2013 Instructor: Constance Knott Academics
Effort and Participation Goals/Self Evaluation:
All skills thus far will be assessed this week.
Rhythm Work and Drum Skills:
Practice Takadimi syllables, work hard on dotted quarter plus eighth, syncopated pattern and sixteenth/eighth note patterns: write, play, practice taking dictation
Continue to practice 3 hand drum styles. Assess these.
Guitar Skills/Working with Orff instruments: Play e minor, and a minor chords. ASSESS. Play along with two folk songs
Note Reading and Piano Skills:
Assess ability to name keyboard keys, play C scale hands separately.
Introduce a minor with staff paper and singing minor scale
Continue to stress knowing HOME TONE pitches in bass clef and treble clef. Write these on staff paper. Also practice a minor and C Major scales both clefs
Composing Work:
Students should complete their ABA composition rhythms. Be able to play them. ASSESS this.
Work on the concept of writing phrases and using repetition and contrast in composing. Use handout to illustrate how to create a melody that falls beneath the hands.