Lesson Plans

October 2-6

Learning objectives are the same this week; continue practicing what we worked on last week.

Week at a Glance:

Monday: Group rhythm practice; Rhythm Gym; learn how to access online materials

Tuesday:  Tuesday Technique: scales

Wednesday: Practice day

Thursday: Online learning; practice

Friday: Benchmark grading; theory worksheet; off the bench activities

Level 1A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Bass Clef G
  • Dotted half notes
  • B & A in bass clef
  • Playing in 3/4
  • Legato

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 26-29, Radically Joyful, Christopher Columbus

Performance book: p. 3-5

Scales: C Major pentascale

Online Learning:

    1. Lines and Spaces Powerpoint slides
    2. Breezin’ Thru Theory (1-2, Chapter 1 Mad Dash Drills 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b)
    3. Video: Pentascales

 Off the Bench:

  1. Mini flashcards (treble and bass clefs)
  2. Theory worksheet
  3. Game: Candy Corn Note Match

Level 1B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • naturals
  • Treble C pentascale
  • Tonic and Dominant

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 74-77

Performance book: p. 28

Scales: A and E Major Pentascales

Online Learning:

    1. Breezin’ Thru Theory (4-2, 4-3, 4-4, Chapter 4 Mad Dash Drill 1b)
    2. Travel Through Treble Space Quiz
    3. Video: Tonic & Dominant

Off the Bench:

  1. Theory Worksheet
  2. Game: Accidental Adventures
  3. Game: Adventures in Music

Level 2A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Inner ledger note E
  • Boogie-woogie pattern
  • Playing triads
  • Tonic and dominant

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 16-21

Performance book: p. 8

Scales: B & F# Major Pentascales

Online Learning:

      1. Breezin’ Thru Theory: (1-3, Chapter 1 Mad Dash Drills 1c, 1d, 2c, 2d)
      2. Game: Bass Clef Ledger Lines
      3. Video: Introduction to Chords

 

Off the Bench:

  1. Mini Flashcards: Ledger Lines
  2. Theory Worksheet

Level 2B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Eighth rests
  • Dotted quarter notes
  • I, IV, and V7 chords

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 68-72

Performance book: p. 32

Scales: A & E Major

Online Learning:

    1. Breezin’ Thru Theory: (5-1, Chapter 5 Mad Dash Drill 1a)
    2. Video: Primary Chords

 Off the Bench:

  1. Theory Worksheet
  2. Game: Slug Bug Rhythms

Level 3A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • 7ths
  • Common time
  • Cut time

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 18-23

Performance book: p. 6

Scales: B & E Major

Online Learning:

  1. Game: Fling the Teacher
  2.  Breezin’ Thru Theory: (9-1, 9-2, Chapter 9 Mad Dash Drill 1a)
  3. Video: 7th Intervals

 

Off the Bench:

  1. Game: Over the Edge
  2. Theory Worksheet
  3. Interval Tower Building

Level 3B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Playing a lead sheet
  • Triads
  • Major and relative minor

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 26-29, Sightreading book #??

Performance book: p. 3-5

Scales: B Major

Online Learning:

    1. Breezin’ Thru Theory: (10-1, Chapter 10 Mad Dash Drill 1a)
    2. Video: How to Play a Lead Sheet

Off the Bench:

  1. Theory Worksheet
  2. Reusable Write-on Lesson: Chords

 

Level 4

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Dotted eighth/sixteenth note patterns
  • Chord inversions

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 16-19

Performance book: p. 8

Scales: D, A, E and B Major

Online Learning:

    1. Breezin’ Thru Theory: (5-1, Chapter 5 Mad Dash Drills 1a, 1b)
    2. Video: Chord Inversions

3. Video: Dotted Eighth/Sixteenth Notes

 

Off the Bench:

  1. Game: Oh No Coco!
  2. Theory Worksheet
  3. Triad Tic Tac Toe