Promesa

January

1-19/1-22

Mr. Lewis

We are still working to memorize our lines and spaces of bass and treble clef to help with note recognition. Click the link and test yourself.

Mr. Overton

Getting to know students/speaking on the rhythm

Instructions for the bitmoji classroom: Click the bitmoji of me to hear my example of the intro rap. Click the DJ table to go to groovepizza and experiment with creating a beat. Set the BPM to 80. Click the piano to access the sheet to write your lyrics and see my example. Next week we will put it together.

Ms. Fanning

Welcome back!!! How did your break go? I want to hear two great things that happened!!!

Mr. Sanchez (Percussion)

Percussion: Review the parts of the staff like we did in class! This year we will look at more time signatures!

Mr. Sanchez (Low Brass)

Low Brass: Let’s start off with a review to see how many note names and values we remember, we will be doing new rhythms soon!

1-25/1-29

Mr. Lewis

Continue to work on memorizing lines and spaces from the previous week. Read the following document on tied notes and why they are used and how they compare to rhythms you already know.

Mr. Overton

Visit google classroom again and you can continue to work on your name rap. Click the key signature poster to quiz yourself over the key signatures.

Ms. Fanning

KEY SIGNATURES! We talked about SHARP keys. BEADGCF is the order of the sharps. 1. Come up with your own way to remember this acronym. 2. Tell me the difference between a HASHTAG and a SHARP

Mr. Sanchez (Percussion)

Here is your note values study guide, we will continue to have rhythm exercises! In later weeks, we will be adding new notes so get really good at these first!

Mr. Sanchez (Low Brass)

Let’s review the parts of the staff! Pretty soon we will start reading new keys like Eb DO!

February

2-1/2-5

Mr. Lewis

While to many this chart may seem like common knowledge, I know there are several students (myself included at that age) who are struggling to break apart basic rhythms and see the bigger picture. Take a look at the following image and see if you can clap through all of the rhythmic formats on the chart. Don't be afraid to ask questions in class on rhythm or ask your instrumental teacher to clap out the rhythm of the music that you are playing.

Mr. Overton

Continue working on your name rap and key signatures (click the poster). Also click on the blob people picture to try out making a blob opera!

Ms. Fanning

Now let's talk about FLAT keys: FCGDAEB. Fat Cats Get Dizzy After Eating Birds. 1. Can you come up with another way to remember this? 2. What's the difference between a FLAT and NATURAL symbol?

Mr. Sanchez

Rhythm Bingo! Practice clapping these rhythms, and in class we will count them out loud.

Rhythm Bingo Game by The Mindful Music Room | Teachers Pay Teachers

 

2-8/2-12

Mr. Lewis

We are continuing on with rhythmic exercises from last week. Clap through the following patterns on your own and see what is easy and what is not. Remember to give yourself a steady mental pulse as you go through each rhythmic pattern.

Mr. Overton

Click the Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse poster and to see the rhythm play along activity!

Ms. Fanning

Now that we've done all that work with key signatures..... I have a super nice cheat sheet you can use as you get older 😉 Haha. I'm mean I guess. All this time I had a cheer sheet.

Mr. Sanchez (Percussion)

Fill in this form with three ideas about your presentation.

Mr. Sanchez (Low Brass)

Fill in this form with three ideas about your presentation.

2-15/2-19

Mr. Lewis

Check out the following game in the link below and test your knowledge on the lines and spaces of the bass and treble clef. Work on the clef that you play on and then work on the clef that you don't. Don't be afraid to challenge yourself and work on the Alto clef as well

Mr. Overton

The other links from previous lessons still work so continue to practice key signatures and feel free to use the other links as well. This week I have added a video of bucket drumming to the song Thunder, later on you will get to create your own bucket drumming patterns but for this week follow along! click the lightning to get started!

Ms. Fanning

Cup rhythms!!! These are my fave! Before we get started, get your favorite plastic cup from your cabinet, turn on your favorite song, and TAP the cup on the table or the floor to the BEAT/TEMPO. If you're brave, do some improv! If you're extra brave.... record it and post it! 🙂

Mr. Sanchez (Percussion)

Practice the rhythms clapping along or on your drum pad to “the battle”. We will be counting the rest of the piece out loud in class.

Mr. Sanchez (Low Brass)

Practice what you will be doing at the beginning of “the battle” where you can play random notes (and the end). We will hear what you came up with in class.

2-22/2-26

Mr. Lewis

Click on exercise number 4 titled "note name memory" and choose a level. The game consists of you matching a card with a note on it with the correct letter card. Be sure to try both the bass and treble clef and move up a level to get more of a challenge out of the game.

Mr. Overton

For this week, click on the bitmoji of Mr. Tyler to access a link to a rhythm activity using objects from home. The other links should still work as well if you would like to keep using them!

Ms. Fanning

Cup rhythms!!! We've started these. We learned quarter notes and half notes with these cup rhythms. Either hit it on the table or tap the top or PASS it. Come up with some other ways we can spice it up and make it harder! Don't do the forehead hit yet. That's coming next!

Mr. Sanchez (Percussion)

Practice what you will be doing at the beginning of “the battle” where you can play random notes (and the end). We will hear what you came up with in class.

Mr. Sanchez (Low Brass)

PLEASE practice counting in “the battle” at the beginning and end when there are lots of rest! Also, practice playing with a big sound and nice and short!

September

9-8/9-11

Mr. Lewis

Choose your instrument's clef and challenge yourself! Click on the tab "lines and spaces"

Ms. Giorgia

Fill out this form and tell Ms. Giorgia what you know about music and what you want her to know about you.

Ms. Fanning

Try out all of the cool sections of Chrome Music Lab.

Ms. Lizzie

Introduce yourself using Flipgrid.

Mr. Sanchez

 

9-14/9-18

Mr. Lewis

Theory and Fundamentals review

Ms. Giorgia

Composer Research activity

Ms. Fanning

Review these music notes in preparation for our rhythm games next week. 🙂

Ms. Lizzie

Record an introduction using Flipgrid

Use the password Okc12345

Mr. Sanchez

Record an introduction using Flipgrid

Use the password 7110036b

 

9-21/9-25

Mr. Lewis

Choose the clef that you play in test yourself on how well you know your lines and spaces!

Ms. Giorgia

Continue Composer Research activity from last week.

Ms. Fanning

Here's some bass clef practice! There's another game for this later on but this is a good review 🙂

Ms. Lizzie

Students will identify as many note names on the staff as they can in 5 minutes.

Mr. Sanchez

 

9-28/10-2

Mr. Lewis

I've had the opportunity to work some vocal exercises as well as solfege with a lot of you and I would love for you to read this article on how singers and instrumentalists relate. I know singing can be a very vulnerable thing and I appreciate your willingness to participate. After reading the article, ask yourself how what you do as an instrumentalist relates to a singer?

Ms. Giorgia

Play some fun music games here.

Ms. Fanning

NATURE WALK: get outside! Take a walk in silence— no headphones. What do you hear? Find 5 sounds around you. Now, think about each sound and ask yourself: "Is this music?" Be prepared for talk about it next week! Can't wait see what you discover!!!

Nature Walk. Supplies: paper to make notes or take notes in your phone/device

Ms. Lizzie

Students will identify as many perfect and major intervals as they can in 5 minutes.

Mr. Sanchez

 

October

10-5/10-9

Mr. Lewis

Ms. Giorgia

You will need your laptop and a phone or other mobile device to play this fun Kahoot!

Ms. Fanning

VIRTUAL DRUMMING! Since we've been working on rhythm, playing with drumming seems pretty awesome. Check out this website! Have fun! If you create something super cool and want to share, let me know!

Ms. Lizzie

Watch this video to review the circle of 5ths which we discussed in class this week

Mr. Sanchez

 

10-26/10-30

Mr. Lewis

We have begun to do some basic work on singing and working with solfege "Do Re Mi" Click on the Link to work on your solfege and sight singing skills.

Ms. Giorgia

For today’s lesson I would like for my kids to explore this website and just have fun with music!

Ms. Fanning

Last week we worked on RHYTHM! I know y'all love bingo, but remember... it's getting harder this week! This website is a FUN way to practice. Check it out! Let me know how ya did!

Ms. Lizzie

Draw the circle of 5ths on a piece of paper. You can use the last video to help you out. Then, use your diagram to see how many major key signatures you can identify in only 5 minutes.

Mr. Sanchez (Percussion)

Percussion Fundamentals--study this and check it weekly because I will add more material to the quizlets

Mr. Sanchez (Low Brass)

Low Brass Fundamentals--study this and check it weekly because I will add more material to the quizlets

 

November

11-2/11-6

Mr. Lewis

We are working on the basics of DO MI SOL with solfege and are working into SOL LA. Watch the video in the link and sing along as we work on getting these pitches and scale degrees into our memory.

Ms. Giorgia

Print out and color the picture using the note/color chart

Ms. Fanning

WE'VE BEEN INVADED!!!! Jk, it's just a game. 😉 Check out this game if you want to practice your Bass clef notes. What was your score? Can you beat me? Hmmm. ?

Ms. Lizzie

Use our "Whole, whole, half" chant to help you build as many major scales as you can before the clock runs out!

Mr. Sanchez (Percussion)

Percussion Class! Can you make me a song using notes C-D-E on your bells?

Mr. Sanchez (Low Brass)

Low Brass Class! Can you make me a song using Do-Re-Mi on your trombone.

11-9/11-13

Mr. Lewis

Sight singing an exercise is just as important as being able to sight read an exercise with your instrument. Read the description and give the first few exercises a try! Sing the pitches on "LA" and then use solfege as you sing through the exercises.

Ms. Giorgia

Ms. Fanning

You guys are already super great at this, but I want us to be experts at it. Let's practice our time signatures. Can you spot the correct measure?

Ms. Lizzie

Record a flipgrid of your favorite chant that we have learned this semester using the link with the password: Okc12345

Mr. Sanchez

Game Creation! The goal is to combine things we’ve learned in class to make a game!

 

11-16/11-20

Mr. Lewis

Ms. Ms. Giorgia

Ms. Fanning

Ms. Lizzie

Mr. Sanchez

Conducting! I want you to explain, in your own words, what a conductor does.