THE BEAT GOES ON
Objective(s): as a result of this lesson students will know and/or be able to…
1. Identify and describe changes in elements and expressive qualities
2. Classify musical sound sources into groups
3. Read and interpret the traditional music notation of note values letter names
4. Describe the processes involved in composing, conducting and performing
Low Notes for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
1. Objective 1- Students will annotate note names and fingerings in Noteflight.
2. Objective 2- Students will be able to record a one octave major Scale, one octave minor scale, and the excerpt from the concert music.
3. Objective 3- Students will self-evaluate their recording.
Gettin’ The Blues – Intro to C Blues and Composition in 12 Bar Form.
Students will complete worksheet, labeling C Major and C Blues scales and perform both scales. Students will compose in 12 Bar Blues Form and perform and Record their compositions.
Simple Composition Assignment for Band Students
1. Objective 1 – Students will be able to compose a piece for their instrument using the notes from their Eb concert scale and a given rhythm.
2. Objective 2 – Students will be able to record themselves playing their composition in Noteflight and reflect on their piece and performance.
3. Objective 3 – Students will reflect on their own compositions as well as the compositions of others.
Compose Arrange Record Lesson
Write a four-bar composition with proper harmonic, melodic, voice-leading considerations. Arrange it for instruments (including transpositions), perform it, and then sync the audio.
12 Bar Blues Composition
Explain, identify and apply the 12-bar blues chord sequence. Create a melody that fits over the 12-bar blues chord sequence.
Students will write a melody in the Key of C Major, and compose a harmonic bass line to accompany the melody, while following the checklist listed below.
1.____ Melody uses Repetition, Sequence, or Inversion
2.____ Melody has ABA Form
3.____ Melody is in C Major
4.____ Composition is written in 4/4 time, 4 beats per measure
5.____ Bass notes support melody
6.____ Notation is written with correct stem up or stem down
7.____ Title for Composition
8.____ ABA Form are related in idea and sound
9.____ Composition sounds complete
Create Basic 8th Note Sight-Reading
Notate basic sight-reading melodies using simple 8th note rhythms. Once completed, you and your partner will both play each other’s excerpt. After playing your partner’s excerpt, leave a comment in the score as to the overall playability.
‘A” Minor Study
Construct a natural minor scale, construct a harmonic minor scale, and construct a melodic minor scale. Identify the similarities and differences between natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales. Perform the three types of A minor scales on your instruments.
Changing the Mood
Identify between major and minor. Add solfege syllables and “la” based minor. Manipulate the melody in tone and rhythm to represent different moods. Connect composition to writing for movie music.