Upcoming Lessons

J.Pittman, Band/Music

3 month Lesson Plan

Jan/Feb/March

 

Lower El Lessons

 

January – Musical selections about new year/new beginnings

 

February – Black History Month

  • Spirituals
  • Work songs
  • Drums

March              Irish Music                              St. Patricks Day

Springtime Music – high and low melodies, fast and slow melodies

Playing instruments (xylophones melody and bass line)

 

 

Upper El Lessons

 

January            Martin Luther King (songs)                 High and Low in songs

Intro to Black History Month (work songs, spirituals, hidden message songs)

Underground Railroad (songs assoc with)

 

February – Black History Month

  • Spirituals
  • Famous African American Musicians
  • African American Rock n Roll
  • Drums

March              Irish Music                              St. Patricks Day

Springtime Music – high and low melodies, fast and slow melodies

Playing instruments (xylophones melody and bass line)

 

CMCS Middle School Lesson Plan –

 

January:

General Music

Introduction of the instruments

Videos of how instruments are made

Students first research project on an instrument.  Students will draw an instrument topic/name out of a hat.

Students will focus on When and Where the instrument was made and who invented it. Second, how the instrument works (being specific), Finally, the importance of the instrument – why did it need to be invented?

 

February          Musical concepts (composition, rhythms, barlines, intervals)

Singing / Playing instruments (xylophones, steel drums, rhythm inst)

 

March              Tempo while playing instruments / Tempo while singing

 

 

 

Band

 

January            Daily warm up                        Sharps / Flats (key signatures)

Variations on Themes            Slur (connecting notes w/o tonguing

DC al Fine                                            Musical phrasing

 

February          Daily warm up                                    Musical phrasing

Multiple measures of rest                  Duets

Composition of Music             Naturals (cancel sharp/flat)

Concert D flat note                             Bass line in duets

 

March              Daily warm up                                    Dotted quarter notes and eighth

Solo w/piano accomp             Clarinets – crossing the “break”

High and low playing                          intervals

 

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