NET BOOKS: CREATING AN INFORMATIONAL PARAGRAPH TO BE POSSIBLY PLACED ON MY MUSIC BLOG
I SHOWED EXAMPLE OF "WHAT IS A MUSICAL" PARAGRAPH I wrote with added researched pictures and links. Demonstrated how to make hyperlinks and how to drag pictures from GOOGLE into the document. Talked about changing colors and fonts to make the words "pop" out on the page.
Some students still unable to log in to their Google Docs account so I logged them in on my account so they could get started until theirs are up and running.
1. Students to complete drafts of their paragraphs and edit them with help of a partner (and teacher help)
2. Completed drafts are to be typed into their document making changes as needed
3) Highlight important terms used in the paragraph.
4) Terms highlighted can be then researched to add pictures and/or links (perhaps even finding links to a "you tube" example).
5) Add colors, fonts, or even a different background to make your document page interesting for viewing on the Internet
LESSON TO BE CONTINUED
Today was a catch-up day to make sure everyone had prepared their music (the pieces we have been working so far) with fingerings and string colors. I want the students to know how to analyze their own music and understand (not just memorize) how it all works
Some students have lost music and I wanted those who needed to get replacements to get them so they will be prepared/ students who were completed and checked off were instructed to go to the back of the room to practice quietly.
SONGS TO PREPARE SO FAR:
HASTE TO THE WEDDING
A LA NANITA NANA
PACHELBEL CANON/JOLLY ST.NICK
(Friday to start: ROCKY TOP)
BOW HOLD REVIEW
BOWING ON THE SHOULDER
1....BOW LEVELS (4 MAIN ONES for each open string)
........a. SQUARE (not a parallelogram-practice the difference to see how they look)bow at the middle
........b. TRIANGLE: bow at the frog (wrist near chin)
........c. TRAPEZOID: bow at the tip (tip is not necessarily at the exact tip of the bow but where the bow is at its farthest point when the elbow is pulled down but not completely straight)
3....BOW LEVELS and BOW ANGLES: Practice bow levels using the different bow angles and compare use of the movement of the arm
4....MOVING THE BOW AT DIFFERENT PARTS and AT DIFFERENT LEVELS
.......a. FROG to MIDDLE (concentrate on moving the upper arm muscle and elbow joint)
.............1.(triangle to square is DOWN BOW-or pulling the bow)
.............2.(square to triangle is UP BOW-or pushing the bow)
.......b. MIDDLE to Tip (concentrate on moving elbow joint do not move upper arm muscle)
.............1.(square to trapezoid is DOWN BOW-or pulling the bow)
.............2.(trapezoid to square is UP BOW-or pushing the bow)
ROSIN AND ROSINING THE BOW
.....WHAT IS ROSIN AND WHY IT IS USED: made of dried tree sap and it is used to make the bow hair sticky and make the hair barbs stick out so the hair can grab the string to set it to vibration
....HOW TO TAKE CARE OF ROSIN SO IT DOES NOT BREAK OR CRACK: Put away the rosin in the case immediately after using it and try to keep the metal portion of the bow from hitting the edge of the rosin while rosining.
....HOW TO PLACE ROSIN ON THE BOW use of counter pressure with rosin in the palm of the left hand and bow in right and applying it by moving the bow up and down over the rosin cake. Make sure to apply it at all parts of the bow evenly. If too much rosin is applied, lightly tap the bow to release some of it.