PRE-LESSON ACTIVITY: Write a full paragraph on what you think a "musical" (musical theatre) is. Write neatly in full complete sentences and be ready to tell me what you wrote. If you don't know what one is, make an educational guess.
Discussion: What is a musical: Here are some of the terms we discussed in class
Choreographers (people who create the dance steps)
Stage Crew/Stage Managers
Artists/Props and Backround
Venue (place where the musical is performed
Acts (usually 2)
Intermission (break between acts--often about 20 minutes)
Songs (used to tell a story) (often certain characters associated with certain melodies)
Copyright (making a musical from a previously written book or novel)
Difference between stage acting and movie acting
Musicals (as they are an art form created by man from his life experiences) reflect the thoughts and feelings of the time period in which they were written.
We then watched a small part of an A&E Video on musical theatre to get an idea about what a musical looked like in the 1930's and how the musical format was a way of expressing how the people of that time felt during the time of the Depression.
CYCLE OF STRINGS WARM-UP
PERFECTED FIRST PART OF SILENT NIGHT WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT FIRST THEN ADDED IT IN LATER with the entire piece being played. Coordinated the harmony with the melody and the cello melody with the violin melody
PERIOD 5: Passed out worksheets for "BATMAN" for students to put colors into (we will do it in class next week or students can take it home.
Music accompaniments are on Google Docs account through the school district for practice
We practiced Batman in class and worked