Week One

Week One Video

The First Week and Daily Rhythm/Melody (in PDF)

The first week is spent becoming acquainted with the daily and weekly procedures in class and being introduced to the 6 ingredients of music. Throughout the first quarter time will be spent learning those ingredients as they are the basic structure of music.

A daily requirement that helps to reinforce each ingredient is a daily activity called "Daily Rhythm." Daily Rhythm is the same as "bell work" required at the beginning of other classes. This is what the daily rhythm form looks like:

In the rectangle on top of the form is where students are to write the weekly assignment.
As there are sections from every day of the week, the students are to write a variation of the assignment, everyday.
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The daily rhythm assignment this week is as follows

"Please practice writing the treble and bass clefs by writing 5 of each, everyday."

For instuctions on how to make them and what they are,
TREBLE CLEF
BASS CLEF

Dictation (in PDF)

The next daily procedure is an activity called "Dictation."
Dictation simply means writing something as you hear it. In music exploration, the procedure will be that you will hear a musical excerpt, either rhythm or melody
and then write it down on the following form.

Since "clefs" cannot be heard, the dictation for this week will be the same
assignment as Daily Rhythm.
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These are the 6 ingredients that should be mastered through the first 9 weeks.

Music History

This week, we will concentrate on "Ancient Greece"
The people of Ancient Greece used "entertainment" to teach about their culture through enactments of their god’s activities.
Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Muse
b. Orpheus and Eurydice a cool little video...
c. Theater at Epidaurus
d. Greek Theater
e. Chorus
f. Mythology
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In the future weeks...

There will be songs with audio examples, worksheets and presentations available for download and practice. All are created to reinforce your knowledge of the 6 ingredients.

Week Two

Intro Video

Daily Rhythm (in PDF)

(Please write on your daily rhythm sheet or onthe "Finale Notepad" program.
Combine the symbols of ingredient 6, listed below, into 5 groups. Each group will have no more AND no less than 4 beats each. Place each group on the staff (Ingredient 1)

HnoteQnotee note

Dictation

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required. To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.More

Music History (in PDF)

This week, we will study "The Roman Empire."
We move ahead in history, hundreds of years later to find out about how the empire of Rome affected the artistic culture of the people through sharing
of practices and creation of religious conflicts. Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Barbarians
b. B.C. and A.D.
c. Latin
d. Christianity
e. Empire
f. Religion
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Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

1. Note Value Presentation (in PPT)

2. MusiSync Font

For the presentation to work correctly, you also have to download and save/install the
font in your font folder. The font folder is located in your windows folder.

The following worksheets should be completed before you start working on keyboard songs:

1. "Treble Clef C Position #1 (in PDF)

2. "Treble Clef C Position #2 (in PDF)

3. "Treble Clef C Position #3 (in PDF)

The following keyboard song can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:

1. "Chant" (in PDF)

Week Three

Intro Video

Daily Rythm (in PDF)

THIS IS A CONTINUATION AND REVIEW
OF THE LESSON FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK.


Weekly Assignment (Please write on your daily rhythm sheet)

Combine the symbols of ingredient 6, listed below,
into 5 groups. Each group will have no more
AND no less than 4 beats each.
Place each group on the staff (Ingredient 1).

h noteq notee note

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Dictation (in PDF)

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required. To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.

Music History

This week, we will study what called "The Medieval Period." This time is sometimes called "The Dark Ages" or "The Middle Ages.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, civilization was existing in small groups, villages, bands, etc. Through this transition, which occured over hundreds of years, one of the few, if not the only, organized groups were the people who were associated with Christianity. The rest of the other people throughout Europe were highly superstitious and uneducated. During this time, the development of a "powerful" church created unrest and change among the populations.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary
as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Gregorian Chant
b. Church
c. Royalty
d. Superstition
e. Crusade
f. Tests of faith

Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

1. Please review the previous week's work.

The following worksheets should be completed before you start working on keyboard songs:
1. Old MacDonald Worksheet (in PDF)

2. Draw the Bar Lines (in PDF)

The following keyboard song can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:

1. "Here and There" (in PDF)

Week Four

Intro Video

Daily Rhythm

Please click on the heading above to download a copy of the form.

Weekly Assignment (Please write on your daily rhythm sheet)

Using ingredients 4 and 5 (Bar Lines and Measures),
combine the symbols below into 4 groups of 4 beats each.
Please place the symbols on the positions “C.”
Place each group on the staff (Ingredient 1).


q note  Z or

Dictation

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required.
To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.
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Music History (in PDF)


This week, we will study "The Renaissance."
The Renaissance was a major historic turning point so it will be studied for 2 weeks.
The crusades brought much change in the way people lived.
The church lost much of its power and people were free to think and create. Renaissance means "rebirth"
which, to many people, meant a rebirth of freedom to think, invent, and question.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary
as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Inventions
b. Instruments
c. Games

This section will have a separate video. When it is ready, it will be below.

Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

1. Please review the previous week's work.

The following worksheets should be completed before you start working on keyboard songs:
Click on the worksheet titles to download your own copies.

1. Old MacDonald Worksheet

2. Draw the Bar Lines (in PDF)

The following keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:
Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

1. "Flying" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Flying"


2. "Boating" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Boating"

Week Five

Intro Video

Daily Rhythm (in PDF)

Weekly Assignment (Please write on your daily rhythm sheet)

Please write 4 measures of music using the symbols q note Z and placing the q noteon "C" and "D" in time.
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required. To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.
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Music History (in PDF)


This is a continuation of study for the period called "The Renaissance."
Last week, we concentrated on how inventions changed
how information was shared, how these innovations set the stage
for materials and practices that are used today.
This week we will cover how exploration brought
back new and different ideas and cultures to a previously "small world."

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary
as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Ship building
b. Exploration and explorers
c. Hemisphere (eastern and western)
d. Scale
e. Pentatonic
f. Intonation

Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

1. Please review the previous week's work.

The following websites should be visited before you start working on keyboard songs:

1. www.musictheory.net (Time Signatures and Measures.)

2. www.musictechteacher.com (Measure Quiz)

The following keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:
Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

1. "Runaway" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Runaway"

Week Six

Intro Video

Daily Rhythm (in PDF)

THIS IS A PARTIAL REPEAT OF THE PREVIOUS WEEK'S ASSIGNMENTFOR REINFORCEMENT


Weekly Assignment (Please write on your daily rhythm sheet)

Please write 4 measures of music using the symbols q note Z, and placing the q note on "C" through "G" in 4/4 time scale  time.

Dictation (in PDF)

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required. To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.More

Music History (in PDF)

This week, we will study "The Baroque Period"This musical period begins around 1600 and ends at about 1750. It has been said that the Baroque period ended when J.S. Bach passed away This was a highly decorative time with much time and money spent on "image."
During this time, there was an obvious distinction between the "Rich" and the "Poor." It is seen as the beginning of "Revolutions."

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Finances
b. Lineage
c. Ornamentation
d. Opera
e. Aria
f. Recitative
g. Chorus

Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

1. Please review the previous week's work.

The following website should be visited more before you start working on keyboard songs:

1. www.musictechteacher.com (Quizzes and Games)

The following keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:
Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

1. "Sleeping Ships" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Sleeping Ships"

Week Seven

Intro Video

Daily Rhythm

Weekly Assignment (Please write on your daily rhythm sheet)

Please write 4 measures of music using the symbols qnote e notes ,Z and placing them on C, D, and E time signature in time.

Dictation (in PDF)

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required. To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.More

Music History (in PDF)


This week, we will concentrate on some of the famous composers of the Baroque Period. The people who wrote the music during this time period,
( J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frederic Handel ) were affected by the activities of the time just as we are today. These artists were, by far, the most influential and had many successes with the music that they wrote.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Oratorio
b. Musical Employment
c. Water Music
d. Gender/Castrato
e. Orphan
f. Composer
This section will have a separate video. When it is ready, it will be below.
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Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

1. Bingo and Old MacDonald (in PDF). Work on the Treble clef notes only,
save the worksheets to complete at a later date.

2. Please review the previous week's work.

The following website should be visited more before you start working on keyboard songs:

1. www.musictechteacher.com (Quizzes and Games)

The following keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:
Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

1. "Practice" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Practice"

Week Eight

Intro Video

Daily Rhythm (in PDF)

Weekly Assignment (Please write on your daily rhythm sheet)

Please write 4 measures of music using the symbols q note,e notesZ and placing them on C, through G 4/4 time signature in time.

Dictation (in PDF)

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required. To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.More

Music History (in PDF)

This period of time is called "Classical." It existed around the years 1750 to 1825. When people hear music from the distant past, they mistakenly call
it "Classical" when it could be from many other musical periods. The early Classical period was called "Rococo" because it was a time when all the excess decorations and spending were at their peak. It was also the time when the revolutions started, i.e. ( The French Revolution and the American Revolution )
Franz Joseph Haydn was one of the lucky musicians who was treated like royalty because he had a job as a court composer. The royal family that
employed him required that he write music for any and every occasion. Other musicians dreamed of having a job like his.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary
as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Symphony
b. Movement
c. Minuet
d. Privileged
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Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

The following website should be visited to review some musical items you should know:

1. www.sfskids.org (The Basics)
You may want to try different parts of the web site to test your musical knowledge.

The following keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:
Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

1. "October" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "October"

Week Nine

Intro Video

Daily Rhthym

Weekly Assignment (Please write on your daily rhythm sheet)

All students should review of concepts of previous weeks. For Daily Rhythm, please create 4 measures per day, using any time signature (Ingredient 3). Use any symbol you are comfortable with and use the pitches C, D, E, F, G.

Dictation (in PDF)

If you are completing make-up work, Dictation is an activity that is done in class to help reinforce the weekly lesson. Your presence is required. To make up this type of classwork, please repeat the Daily Rhythm assignment on the Dictation form. Please make sure to indicate your dates of absence.More

Music History (in PDF)

Continuing with the Classical Period, late Rococo, we turn our attentions to the next musical composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart will show many incredible skills during his short life, yet none will get him a job similar to that of Haydn. However, for the short time he lived, Mozart's musical compositions
showed promise and gave much inspiration to future musicians. Haydn may have had the job others wanted but his music did not have as lasting an effect as Mozart's creations.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Prodigy
b. Variation
c. Libretto
d. Sonata

Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets


The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce
the current daily rhythm assignment.

The following webpages should be visited to review some musical items you should know:

1. www.sfskids.org (The Basics)

2. A Music Crash Course (More of "The Basics")

You may want to explore different parts of the web pages to become familiar with them
and to test your musical knowledge. They can be used throughout the next quarter!

The following keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to help with this week's lesson:
Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

1. "October" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "October"



2. "Lightly Row" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Lightly Row"



3. "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"

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