Lesson Plans

September 11-15

Week at a Glance:

Monday: Group rhythm practice, Rhythm Gym, learn new concepts individually

Tuesday:  Learn new concepts in groups; individual practice; fun group activity

Wednesday: Practice day; 5th & 6th perform in cafeteria for Arts in Education week

Thursday: Online learning; practice

Friday: Music history; off the bench activities

Level 1A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Reading 2nds and 3rds (steps and skips)
  • melodic direction (up and down)
  • landmark notes (middle C, treble G, bass F)

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 20-24

Performance book: p. 2

Scales: C Major pentascale

Online Learning:

1. Breezin’ Thru Theory

2. Intervals Quiz: 2nds and 3rds

3. Identify Piano Keys

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Level 1B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • sharps and flats
  • pentascales
  • F Major pentascale

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 68-73

Performance book: p. 24, 26

Scale: F Major pentascale

Online Learning:

1. Breezin’ Thru Theory

2. Music Quiz: Identify 4ths and 5ths

3. Sharps and Flats: Slideshow

4. Video: Accidentals

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Level 2A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Major pentascales

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 10-15

Performance book: p. 2

Scales: F, D, A, and E Major Pentascales

Online Learning:

1. Breezin’ Thru Theory

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Level 2B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • waltz pattern
  • damper pedal

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 62-67

Scales: G Major and D Major

Online Learning:

1. Breezin’ Thru Theory

2.  Video: What Is a Waltz?

3.  Video: Using the Damper Pedal

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Level 3A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Alberti bass
  • I, IV, and V7 chords
  • syncopation

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 12-15

Performance book: p. 4

Scales: G, D, and A Major

Online Learning:

1. Breezin’ Thru Theory

2. Video: Alberti Bass

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Level 3B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • key of A minor
  • key of E minor
  • cut time
  • voicing the melody

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 12-17

Performance book: p. 4

Scales: G, D, A, and E Major

Online Learning:

1. Breezin’ Thru Theory

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Level 4

This Week’s Objectives:

  • sforzando
  • key of A minor
  • motive and sequence
  • sixteenth notes

What to practice:

Lesson book: p. 20-24

Performance book: p. 2

Online Learning:

1. Breezin’ Thru Theory

 

 

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