Week Ten

Intro Video

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

Using the Grand Staff, please create 3 measures per day in ABA form, using a variety of notation symbols.




In simple terms, ABA form in music is arranged where the beginning is identical or similar to the end; the middle must be different. Check the student samples on the "student sample page" to see examples of ABA form, or watch the video above
for an active demonstration.

Be sure to write the date on your daily melody/rhythm sheet
or Finale Notepad page.
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form.
After you finish, please complete the tasks below.
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Music History (in PDF)

This will be the final week we will spend on the Classical Period and the most famous composer was saved for this time, Ludwig Von Beethoven.
Beethoven had a much different childhood than Mozart even though both composers had fathers who were musicians as well. The difference was that Beethoven's father had problems with drinking and was abusive toward young Ludwig. His treatment as a boy was a big influence on his musical life.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Passion
b. Abuse
c. Revolution
d. Napoleon
e. Transition
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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 or they are related to the next song
to be learned.

These are for reference, they are not worksheets but are VERY important.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (in PDF)

These are the worksheets:
3. Bass Clef-C Position 1 (in PDF)

4. Bass Clef-C Position 2 (in PDF)

5. Bass Clef-C Position 3 (in PDF)


Use the worksheets above to familiarize yourself with the keys on the left side of the keyboard.
Please play them with your left hand.

Week Eleven

Intro Video

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

Using the Grand Staff, please create 3 measures per day in ABA form, using a variety of notation symbols.

In simple terms, ABA form in music is arranged where the beginning is identical or similar to the end; the middle must be different. Check the student samples on the "student sample Module" to see examples of ABA form.

Be sure to write the date on your daily melody/rhythm sheet or Finale Notepad page.
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form.
After you finish, please complete the tasks below.
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Music History (in PDF)

This week, and the following 2 weeks, we will study "The Romantic Period." It existed around the years 1825 to 1900. One of the first composers of the Romantic Period, Franz Schubert, actually lived and died during Beethoven's lifetime. The difference between Beethoven's music and Schubert's
was that music from the Romantic period connected to images and/or stories. While Beethoven's music showed much passion and emotion, Schubert and other composers of the time were able to connect the passion and emotion to particular situations. The music created mental imagery.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Imagery
b. Theme
c. Motive
d. Transition
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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 or they are related to the next song to be learned.

These are for reference and are VERY useful.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (in PDF)

This is a worksheet you started on Week #7
3. Bingo/ Old MacDonald Worksheet (in PDF)
Finish the Bass Clef section, or complete the entire worksheet. They are great songs to practice and familiarize yourself with the "Grand Staff."

Week Twelve

Intro Video

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

On your Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm page, please continue to write 3 measures per day in ABA form, but this week, there should bean emphasis on the note "G" in measure 2. Next, for the final step on this daily assignment, have measure 3 resemble measure 1. Measure 3 should also end on "C."

sixteenthA new note grouping is introduced this week called the "Sixteenth note." They can be in groups of 4 to make one beat. See the example below.

snotes


In simple terms, ABA form in music is arranged where the beginning is identical or similar to the end; the middle must be different. Check the student samples on the "student sample page" to see examples of ABA form, or watch the video above for an active demonstration.

Be sure to write the date on your daily melody/rhythm sheet or Finale Notepad page.
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form. After you finish, please complete the tasks below.

Be sure to write the date of your daily work.
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Music History (in PDF)

We will continue the study of the Romantic Period with an emphasis on the many ways music is used to create an emotional response. Music of the Romantic period guided thoughts and images of the audience by use of musical themes to represent people, places, things, or ideas. These themes allowed composers to tackle more current, authentic and personal behaviors of regular people rather than the more "unrealistic" actions of Greek Gods and magical beings used in operas of the past musical periods.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Realism
b. Emotion
c. Morality
d. Conflict
e. Dissonance
f. Consonance
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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 or they are related to the next song
to be learned.

These are for reference, they are not worksheets but are VERY important.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (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. "Hail" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Hail"

Week Thirteen

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

Please continue to write music in ABA form, 3 measures per day. Remember, measure 2 must end on "G," also, measure 3 should resemble measure 1.
Measure 3 should also end on "C." This week, if you have an instrument that you can play (like a keyboard or recorder) try performing what you wrote! You may want to print it out and place your original composition on a music stand.

In simple terms, ABA form in music is arranged where the beginning is identical or similar to the end. The middle must be different. Check the student  samples on Music Exploration to see examples of ABA form.


Be sure to write the date on your daily melody/rhythm sheet or Finale Notepad page.
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form.
After you finish, please complete the tasks below.
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Music History (in PDF)

This week we will finish the Romantic Period by studying how imagery developed into a segment in history called Impressionism. During the Romantic period, there were so many very accomplished composers, from many countries, writing music to show all the beauty and cultural uniqueness of their
homelands. Sometimes they developed variations of simple folksongs into great masterpieces, or they created something completely new. In any case, their music was something in which each country could take pride. Impressionism came about from that need for creative uniqueness. It showed how one could write music followingdifferent rules than what was expected in traditional music writing. This was the same attitude that artists like Monet and Degas had when creating their paintings that are still marveled at today.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary
as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Tone Painting
b. Direction
c. Progression (Chord)
d. Harmony (Large intervals like major 7ths, 9ths and 13ths)
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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 or they are related to the next song
to be learned.

These are for reference, they are not worksheets but are VERY important.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (in PDF)

All keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to assist with this week's lesson.
Please identify the ABA form in the following song.
Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

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

Week Fourteen

Intro Video

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

On your Grand Staff page made on Finale Notepad, please copy the song"Flying" in Treble Clef exactly as it appears and then copy the song underneath in the Bass clef. Remember, "Flying" (in PDF) starts on "E" in the treble clef, and should also start on "E" in the Bass Clef. (the Bass Clef "E" is in a different place!)


Be sure to write the date on your daily melody/rhythm sheet
or Finale Notepad page.
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form. After you finish, please complete the tasks below.More

Music History (in PDF)

We have now progressed in history to "The 20th century."
There are many world wide changes during this time. This week, we will concentrate on the years 1900-1919. The United States has become the focus of world wide attention. A shift in the "musical center" has occured and changed from Europe to America. A new style of music is born from different areas of the U.S. without the formal schooling that was a regular part of European musicianship. World War 1 only helped to spread this music throughout Europe as electronic technology was in it's early stages.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Contrast
b. Ragtime
c. Scott Joplin
d. Jazz
e. Jelly Roll Morton
f. Ma Rainey

Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following worksheets and/or presentations are suggested because they reinforce the current daily rhythm assignment or they are related to the next song
to be learned.

These are for reference, they are not worksheets but are VERY important.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (in PDF)

Please complete the following worksheet before practicing the keyboard song.

1. The Grand Staff (in PDF)

Use the Treble and Bass Clef reference sheets to assist you in completing the Grand Staff worksheet.

All keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to assist with this week's lesson.

Click on the song titles to download your own copy.

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

Weekend Fifteen

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions below. Your continued practice of musical structure is important to increase your musical understanding.


Using the Grand Staff, please write the song "Mary's Little Lamb" starting on the note "B" in the bass clef. Please watch the demonstration on YouTube.


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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form.
After you finish, please complete the tasks below.
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Music History (in PDF)

Our next historic segment is from the period of 1920 to 1940. The 20's, sometimes called "The Roaring 20's" was a time of pride in America. They had just won World War 1, was thought of as a world super power, and had much influence over world events. The 30's saw the opposite of all the positive feelings because much of the country was experiencing financial hardship due to the "Great Depression." Both of these times were expressed well within the musical arts as many situations were great subjects on which to base songs.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary
as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Tin-Pan Alley
b. Gershwin
c. Prohibition
d. Speakeasy
e. Torch Songs
f. Billy Holiday
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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 or they are related to the next song
to be learned.

These are for reference, they are not worksheets but are VERY important.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (in PDF)

Please complete the following worksheet before practicing the keyboard song.

1. The Grand Staff, part II (in PDF)

Use the Treble and Bass Clef reference sheets to assist you in completing the
Grand Staff worksheet.

All keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to assist with this week's lesson.

Click on the song titles to download your own copy.
1. "Yankee Doodle" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Yankee Doodle"

2. "Pentatonic Keyboard Song" (in PDF)
Click on the controls to your right to hear "Pentatonic Keyboard Song"

Week Sixteen

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

Your continued practice of musical structure is important to increase your musical understanding.


Using the Grand Staff, please write the song "Mary's Little Lamb" starting on the note "E"
using quarter notes and quarter rests. Please write the music using "Finale Notepad" and submit it by the end of the week. Follow the video example below to get started.


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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form.
After you finish, please complete the tasks below.
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Music History (in PDF)

This week, we will study musical events from 1940-1960 The end of the Great Depression came when the U.S. involved itself in World War 2. Different than the small groups associated with jazz playing, music was created that employed many musicians. These groups were called Big Bands. Although they came about a little earlier than 1940, Big Bands are most associated with that decade. The 50's saw a change back to smaller groups and a new kind of music; "Rock and Roll."

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Big Band
b. Glenn Miller
c. Benny Goodman
d. Rock and Roll
e. Bill Hailey
f. Buddy Holly
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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 or they are related to the next song
to be learned.

These are for reference, they are not worksheets but are VERY important.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (in PDF)

Please complete the following worksheet before practicing the keyboard song.

1. The Grand Staff, part II (in PDF)

Use the Treble and Bass Clef reference sheets to assist you in completing the
Grand Staff worksheet.

All keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to assist with this week's lesson.

Click on the song titles to download your own copy.
1. "Schubert's Unfinished Symphony theme" (in PDF)
Click on the controls below to hear "The Unfinished Symphony"

Week Seventeen

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

Your continued practice of musical structure is important to increase your musical understanding.


Using the Grand Staff sheets and Finale Notepad, students are to create a simple piece in ABA form. Assignment should be a minumum of 12 measures where the middle (B) section emphasizes the pitch "G" and both "A" sections should emphasize the note "C." This is to be completed by Friday of next week (Week 18). Take your time with this assignment and listen
to how it sounds! Try to make it sound like a melody of some kind and maybe try some words! This will be your original composition!
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form.
After you finish, please complete the tasks below.
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Music History (in PDF)

This week, we will study the musical contributions of the years 1960 to 1980. Many events occured during this period of time and it greatly affected the output of music. The 60's saw the civil rights movement and War as their influences for song. The 70's saw the end of the Vietnam war, a focus on American nationalism, and the rise in technology as strong subjects in music.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. Race
b. British Invasion
c. Protest
d. Rock
e. Disco
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 or they are related to the next song
to be learned.

These are for reference, they are not worksheets but are VERY important.
1. Treble Clef Notes (in PDF)

2. Bass Clef Notes (in PDF)

Please use the extra time to complete the Dictation assignment and to
practice the keyboard pieces of the Second Quarter.

All keyboard songs can be practiced and learned to assist with this week's lesson.

Click on the song titles to download your own copy.
1. "La Donne E Mobile" (in PDF)
Click on the controls below to hear "La Donne E Mobile"

Week Eighteen

Grand Staff Daily Melody/Rhythm (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions below. Your continued practice of musical structure is important to increase your musical understanding. We will spend the week reviewing learned concepts, listening to musical creations and practicing new songs to be performed.
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Dictation (in PDF)

If you have been absent and are making up your work, please follow the directions of the daily melody/rhythm above and continue practicing on the dictation form.
After you finish, please complete the tasks below.
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Music History (in PDF)

We are at the final historic part of music history. This section covers the years 1980 to Present day. The 1980's created another change in music mainly due to
the advances in technology. Instead of just listening to music, people could now watch it on television, world wide because of satellite transmissions made possible by NASA. As technology advanced in the 1990's with personal computers, many "single artists" recorded on their own. Bands were less popular,
even though some groups (like "Nirvana") still had a strong fan base, they were usually associated with an alternative style of music that was not in the mainstream. Computer recording made it easier for new artists to become popular. The late 1990's had more accessible, inexpensive and disposible media
available (like CDRs), and artists were able to create professional recordings in their own garages. During the first decade of 2000, technology advanced quickly and many media formats became obsolete within 2 years (or earlier) of their creation. Information through the internet began a different way of "spreading the word" and traditional ways of getting music or other media (Record Stores, Radio, newspapers, VideoTapes, and others...) are constantly in danger of becoming obsolete.

Please familiarize yourself with the following vocabulary as it will help in understanding the weekly history lessons.
a. New Wave
b. Pop
c. Metal/Glam
d. Rap
e. Hip-hop
f. Techno
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Keyboard Songs, Presentations and Worksheets

The following keyboard songs are supplemental and can be used to count toward your final grade.


Click on the song titles to download your own copy.
1. "Brahm's Lullaby" (in PDF)
Click on the controls below to hear "Brahm's Lullaby"


1. "Habanera from Carmen" (in PDF)
Click on the controls below to hear "Habanera from Carmen"

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