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General Music

2nd Period
 
Need for the class: 
  • a piece of notebook paper (music staff paper will be provided by the teacher when needed, please don't buy it)
  • a pencil
Description:
6th grade Exploratory General Music is one of the four 9 week rotations. During this period the students will learn basics of how to read and write music, audience etiquette and behavior, and introduction to musical instruments. We will mainly cover the types of musical instruments they can learn how to play when they enroll in one of our beginning performance classes, such as Beginning String Orchestra or Beginning Band. The students will listen to variety of different instruments, and learn about how they are made and used.
Assignments: 
 
9/25 - 9/29
In Class:
Brass and Percussion instruments
  • Variety of types
  • Tuned vs. nontuned percussion
  • Ensembles
 
 
9/18 - 9/22
In Class:
Brass instruments
  • Length of pipe and pitch
  • Variety of types and sizes
  • Width of pipe and tone
 
 
9/11 - 9/15
In Class:
 Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Length of pipe and pitch
  • Variety of types and sizes
  • Width of pipe and tone
 
 
9/5 - 9/8
In Class:
 Orchestra and function or instruments within it
  • Function within orchestra
  • Ensembles
 
Quiz on Thursday over:
 
8/28 - 9/1
In Class:
 
  • String instruments: Bowed, Plucked
  • Structure
  • Function within orchestra
  • Ensembles
 
Quiz on Thursday over:
  • String Instruments
 
8/22 - 8/25
In Class:
 
  • Families of instruments
  • String instruments: Bowed, Plucked
  • Structure
  • Function within orchestra
  • Ensembles
 
Quiz on Thursday over:
  • Families of instruments
 
 
8/14 - 8/18
In Class:
 
  • Lines and Spaces
  • Counting rhythms
  • Composing rhythms
  • Intro to Instrument Families
 
Quiz on Thursday over:
  • Composing Rhythms
 
8/9 - 8/11
In Class:
 
  • Introductions, classroom rules and expectations
  • Time in music, counting
  • 4 parameters of sound
 
Quiz on Friday over:
  • Tree of rhythm - notes and rests
  • 4 parameters of sound