GENERAL MUSIC PERIODS 2,3,6
OBJECTIVE: KEYBOARD: MUSCLE MOVEMENT/COORDINATION
NO QUOTE due to another special school schedule and shortened class periods
1. BACH COMPOSER REPORT #2
.....a. We finished the composer report by completing the personal opinion section.
..........1)We discussed some of the reasons people might like or dislike the style of Bach's music to help the students formulate their ideas.
..........2)Some students gave their answers out loud
.....b. Included with the report that will be turned in will be the notes taken on Monday during the film about Bach.
..........1)Those not turning in Bach film notes will be completing the Bach composer report with the sections we have not already completed (the report is found on this Blog).
..........2)Students not turning in the Bach film notes will complete the composer report during class while the others will be going to the keyboards to work on practicing their songs for our mini-recital.
RECITAL IS SCHEDULED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8, 9, 10.
DECEMBER 9th is the holiday concert for chorus, band, and strings. Recorder students are invited to play their instruments ("recorder carolling") as the pre-concert activity outside of the gym. This is not mandatory; just a fun way to celebrate the holidays through music. We will play the holiday music learned in class. All students need to bring is their recorder; music and accompaniments will be already set-up. More details to follow as I get them.
BEGINNING VIOLIN PERIOD 5:
OBJECTIVE: PREPARATION FOR HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE ON DECEMBER 9th
2. HOLIDAY SONG: GREENSLEEVES (both sections)
.....a. Reviewed note names and fingerings and sight read through.3. HOLIDAY SONG: COVENTRY CAROL
.....a. While most of the class played their harmony part, a few 7th grade students (also in the 7th grade violin homeroom) tried to play the melody as they had been learning it in homeroom.
.....b. Others in class asked if they could try the melody too so I decided that I would teach the melody (the more advanced part) to everyone and those who feel comfortable playing the harder part may play it at the holiday concert.
.....c. We will start to look at individual parts of the music next week.
VIOLIN PERIOD 4:
OBJECTIVE: Preparation for: Harvest Day performance on October 28th
1. Music equipment was brought to outside stage area (just inside) to prepare for the concert tomorrow.
2. Chairs were also placed just near the stage opening as well.
3. Students then were given the seating chart directions for tomorrow.
HARVEST FESTIVAL INFORMATION
..1 SCHOOL PRACTICE DAYS LEFT FOR THE HARVEST CONCERT
..ALL STUDENTS ARE TO REPORT TO THE MUSIC ROOM BY 5:00 PM ON THURSDAY FOR TUNING.
..WE WILL BE PLAYING PROBABLY WITHIN THE FIRST HALF HOUR OF THE FESTIVAL (BETWEEN 5:30 PM AND 6:00 PM ON THE OUTSIDE STAGE (UNLESS WEATHER FORCES US INSIDE THE CAFETERIA)
..MR. DORSEY SAID THAT ANYONE WHO WANTS TO WEAR A COSTUME CAN DO SO; PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE COSTUME IS COMFORTABLE ENOUGH SO YOU CAN PLAY YOUR INSTRUMENT.
..AFTER WE ARE FINISHED PLAYING, STUDENTS ARE TO BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS BACK TO THE MUSIC ROOM AND THEN THEY MAY GO ENJOY THE CARNIVAL.