Lesson Plans

September 25-29

Week at a Glance:

Monday: Group rhythm practice; Rhythm Gym; practice/learn new concepts individually

Tuesday:  Tuesday Technique; learn new concepts in groups; individual practice

Wednesday: Music History test review; practice

Thursday: Music history test; practice

Friday: Composer of the Month: George Gershwin

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, Sightreading exercise p. 1

Performance book: p. 3-5

Scales: C Major pentascale

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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