Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013

QUOTE: 
“If someone says can't, that shows you what to do.”
AUTHOR: John Cage
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Pushing yourself to do things others say can not be done takes determination 
  and shows strength of character.”







COMPOSER
CHOPIN

Prelude No. 20, Op. 28
C Minor
Played by Artur Rubinstein

"Could It Be Magic" by Barry Manilow 
based on this Chopin Prelude
video


MINOR
A musical term meaning the span of 2 notes (4 keys apart on the keyboard if you count the first and last key) creating a sad-type sound.  When associated with a scale, in which an entire composition is based, the music tends to often evoke sad emotions in the listener.


GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
Jingle Bell Rock Rhythms (counting) using percussion instruments

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
Finished Body Language and Silence worksheet and turned in


"ALLEY CAT" GRAPH OF THE SONG'S MUSICAL FORM
       BINARY FORM: (INTRO/SECTION "A" SECTION "B" CODA (ENDING)
a.  EACH BEAT IS A SQUARE ON THE GRAPH
b.  SQUARES ARE COLORED BY PATTERNS OF SOUNDS
c.  THE PATTERNS OF SOUND ARE BASED ON MATH
d.  STUDENTS MOVE (BODY PERCUSSION) TO THE COLORS OF THE SQUARES
AND COUNT OUT LOUD THE NUMBER OF BEATS IN EACH PATTERN

Started Alley Cat Rhythmic Sheet
Introduction to quarter and 8th notes


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeLk6Zt5Gkk
http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/10/how-to-read-music-lesson-10-the-note/


"ALLEY CAT" QUARTERS (INCLUDING RESTS) and EIGHTHS
a.  COUNTING OUT LOUD USING RHYTHMIC SYMBOLS and SILLY WORDS or 
SOUNDS (TEACHER HELPS TRACKING BY POINTING)
1)  QUARTER NOTE SAY "ONE" or "
2)  QUARTER REST SAY "REST"
3)   EIGHTH NOTES IN PAIRS SAY "JELL-O"
b. COUNTING OUT LOUD USING RHYTHMIC SYMBOLS and SILLY WORDS or 
SOUNDS (STUDENTS TRACK ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT TEACHER HELP)
c.  EXPLANATION OF THESE MUSICAL SYMBOLS USING MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND MUSICAL
TERMINOLOGY
1)  MEASURE and BAR LINE

2)  METER (TIME SIGNATURE)


3.  ANATOMY OF A NOTE
a) BODY or NOTE HEAD




b) STEM (DIRECTIONS OF STEMS)
ANY NOTE FALLING ON THE MIDDLE LINE 
OF THE MUSIC STAFF 
OF 5 LINES and 4 SPACES
CAN EITHER HAVE THE STEM GO 
DOWN TO THE LEFT or UP TO THE RIGHT


c) FLAGS and/or BEAMS


4.  CONCEPT OF HOW,  BY ADDING CONSECUTIVE FLAGS, THE VALUE OF THE 
 NOTE DOUBLES IN SPEED, MAKING THE NEW NOTE WITH THE ADDED FLAG TWICE AS FAST AS THE 
NOTE BEFORE IT: 
In the United States we have different names for note lengths then they do in England.  
An example is: what we call an eighth note the English call a quaver.

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
Finished Body Language and Silence worksheet and turned in
Started to learn parts of the violin

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
Discipline Rock: Class rules to the tune of Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bell Rock Rhythms (counting)
Started to use percussion instruments