10-25-18

Do Now:


Breathing-out is sss

  • In for 1 out for 4

  • In for 2 out for 4

  • In for 3 out for 4

  • In for 4 out for 1

  • in for 3 out for 1

  • in for 2 out for 8

  • in for 8 out for 2

 1, 3, 5, 3, 1. 
   a, o, u, o, a.
(2) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. 
    a....le....lu..........ia.


(3) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    a.....o...........u..............o........a......

Sectionals: Part 1 in classroom, Part 2 in recording studio

Norms:

  • On task

  • Respectful of time on space

Objectives

  • Sing in tune

  • Sing in time

  • Sing with same vowel shape

Homework:

Be prepared for pre exam tomorrow: Lift every voice and sing, WAWW, La Bamba



10-22-18

Do Now: Complete at a level 0 in your assigned seat


Universal Human Value: Peace

Sub-Value: Patience

Thought of the week: Patience is a virtue

Objective: To maintain peace by practicing patience


Warm Up:

  • P-T-K-F-Sh

  • In for 4/Out for 4-breathing

  • stretch/massage

  • Puppet on a string

  • I Love to Sing

  • Vee-Eee Vee-Ayy Vee-Ahh, etc

  • Sing the solfeggio I show

  • Sight Singing

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La Bamba

  • new sections

  • Entire beginning

WAWW

  • Regular sections

  • Entire beginning

Lift Every Voice

  • How can we make our performance more powerful?

Exit

10-18-18

Do Now: Papers are on the piano: complete at a level 0 in your assigned seat


Universal Human Value: Truth

Sub-Value: Self-Awareness

Thought of the week: Notice, be honest, and accept.

Objective: To learn how to take an honest look at our emotions, behaviors, and thoughts and how to accept them as they are.

Silent Sitting: 11 seconds focus on The Truth


As you watch the video, take key notes. When the video is finished put your notes on the piano with your name on them.

Sensei Voice workshop in Recording studio

  • ear training

  • finding head voice

  • WAWW

Homework:

  • Practice the techniques you watched in video and write a reflection on how your voice changed.

10-17-18

Do Now: Complete at a level 1 in your seat

Practice your words for La Bamba


Universal Human Value: Truth

Sub-value: Self-Awareness

Thought of the week: Notice, be honest, and accept.

Objective: To learn how to take an honest look at our emotions, behaviors, and thoughts and how to accept them as they are.


Warm Ups:

  • hand signs

    • stand up sit down

    • cut off

  • Breath

    • sssssss (watch for cut off)

  • Glides

    • middle of range and expand

    • ZZZZZZ octave

  • Scales

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La Bamba

  • vowels

  • words

  • melody

Homework

  • Memorize the words for La Bamba, practice WAWW for 10 min.

10-15-18

Do Now: Meet with your section in designated areas and practice your part for What a Wonderful World. You may use your phones to access the google document with the tracks for your parts. Listening carefully to the pitch of your line.


Universal Human Value: Truth

Sub-value: Self-Awareness

Thought of the week: Notice, be honest, and accept.

Objective: To learn how to take an honest look at our emotions, behaviors, and thoughts and how to accept them as they are.


Warm Ups:

  • massage/stretch

  • lip trills-intervals ascedning and descending

  • Zzzzzz

  • scales

  • chords



What a Wonderful World

  • rhythm

  • Beginning on parts

La Bamba

Homework: Be prepared for tomorrow’s RFS. Be able to pronounce the words accurately from La Bamba and sing your part of What a Wonderful World.

10-16-18

Do Now: Complete at a level 0 in your seat


Universal Human Value: Truth

Sub-value: Self-Awareness

Thought of the week: Notice, be honest, and accept.

Objective: To learn how to take an honest look at our emotions, behaviors, and thoughts and how to accept them as they are.


Warm Ups:

  • Breath

    • square breath

      • neck

      • shoulders

      • back

  • Vocal Fry

    • pitch then slides

  • Glides

    • middle of range and expand

    • ZZZZZZ octave

  • Scales

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WAWW

  • warm up

  • parts

Sectionals: La Bamba while testing

  • Tenor/basses: my office (all sing tenor for now)

  • Altos and Sopranos (in recording studio)

Homework

  • Memorize the words for La Bamba

10-11-18

Do Now: Complete at a level 0 in your assigned seat


Universal Human Value: Peace

Sub-value: Mindfulness

Thought of the week: Give meaning to this moment

Objective: To give meaning and value to each moment by discovering the peace and lesson in each moment.

Song: Here Comes a Thought


Expectations

  • On Time means in your seat at the start of class doing your do now

  • Stand up and Sitting down-done at a level 0 in preparation for performances

  • Homework-what is the purpose?

Warm Up

  • Stretch/Yoga

  • Massage

  • Sirens

  • scales

La Bamba

  • pronunciation

  • pitch

WAWW

  • recordings

  • sectionals

  • together

Homework

  • Prepare for RFS on Tuesday for your part for what a wonderful world. In tune, In time, In tempo

10-9-18

Do Now: Complete at a level 0 in your seat


Universal Human Value: Peace

Sub-value: Mindfulness

Thought of the week: Give meaning to this moment

Objective: To give meaning and value to each moment by discovering the peace and lesson in each moment.


Homework: Study pronunciation for La Bamba & Listen to 3 different versions of “What a Wonderful world.” Be ready to discuss.


Reflection of performance

  • +’s and -’s

  • clean up

  • Thoughts for the future

Warm Up

  • Joint Mobility

  • hmmmmmm

    • tongue, teeth

  • lip trills

New Songs

  • “What a Wonderful World”

  • “La Bamba”

10-4-18

Do Now: Do at your seat at a level “0”


Warm Ups:

  • yoga/massage

  • buzzing (5ths)

  • Chords

  • How to sing louder

    • Singing loud for prolonged periods of time will harm your voice

    • breath, practice breathing

    • practice vocal warm ups

    • take voice lessons

    Lift Every Voice and Sing

    Sectionals-boo’d up

    Competition


10-3-18

Do Now: To be completed in your voice sections

Find a place in the room with your sections (baritones/altos/sopranos) and practice your verse. Decide who will be your leader (who you can follow to know it is time to start and stop). Be sure you have the words memorized.


Warm Ups:

  • joint mobility

  • buzzing

  • scales

  • chordal ear training

Singing

  • Lift every voice and sing

  • Boo’d Up

Homework

  • Be ready for the competition tomorrow!

10-2-18

Do Now: Complete at a level “0” in your assigned seat

Finish the worksheet from yesterday’s do now


Universal Human Value: Love

Sub-value: Self-Compassion

Thought of the week: I always first give love to me.

Objective: To always love ourselves before any judgement.


Vocal Warm Ups

  • massage/stretch

  • once upon a time

  • chord ear training

Lift Every Voice and Sing (lyric review)

  • Form

    • Intro

    • A section on oooo

    • A and B section with lyrics

Boo’d Up

  • Divide verses and assign to small groups

  • Sectionals

    • Competition on Thursday

    • Pep Rally on Friday


Homework: Watch this video and be ready to discuss this technique of opening up the voice

10-1-18

Do Now: Complete at a level “0” in your assigned seat


Universal Human Value: Love

Sub-value: Self-Compassion

Thought of the week: I always first give love to me.

Objective: To always love ourselves before any judgement.


Vocal Warm Ups

  • massage/stretch

  • once upon a time

  • chord ear training

Lift Every Voice and Sing

  • Groups of 3

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Boo’d Up

  • Divide verses and assign to small groups

  • Sectionals

    • Competition on Thursday

    • Pep Rally on Friday


Homework: Watch this video and be ready to discuss this technique of opening up the voice

9-28-18

Do Now: Complete at a level “0” in your spot

Fill out as much of the worksheet as possible. What are the letter names?


Universal Human Value: Love

Sub-value: Empathy

Thought of the week: Out of many, One.

Objective: To see that everyone more or less has the same struggles, pain, and joys in life and to be moved to help one another.

Activity: Listen to someone’s story this week. Listen attentively and observe yourself

with any judgement you are making. Remember that even if their story has nothing in

common with yours or you don’t understand it, it is still real for them. Focus on the

aspects that you have in common.


Warm Up:

  • Stretch/massage

  • The Silent Snore:  Snore as loud as you can – notice what happens to your jaw and the back of the throat. Now do a silent snore. When you breathe in to sing can you feel this same sense of release and drop?

  • sirens

  • Oooooo to Ahhhhh (tongue placement)

  • Singing is long talking-Once Upon A Time

  • Scale with Ball


Lift Every Voice and Sing

  • Harmonies

  • Putting it together

Boo’d Up

  • Harmonies

    Sing parts without help

  • Putting it together


Homework: Practice vocal warm ups for 5 minutes every day

9-26-19

Do Now: Do at a level “0” in your spot

  • Neatly draw a grand staff as pictured below

  • How many lines and spaces are on each staff?

Grand-Staff.png

Vocal Warm Ups:

  • stretch-pretzel

  • massage

  • sirens

  • scales-walking backwards

Singing:

  • Boo’d Up

    • Harmonies

  • Lift every voice and sing

    • Harmonies

Homework:

  • Practice harmonies with recording and be prepared to sing them in groups of 3 tomorrow

9-25-18

Do Now: Complete at a level “0” in your spot. I mean it.

  • Today are you choosing greatness or mediocrity?

  • What is empathy

  • How can I show empathy to my choir mates?


Human Values

Universal Human Value: Love

Sub-Value: Empathy

Thought of the week: Out of many, One.

Objective: To see that everyone more or less has the same struggles, pain, and joys in

life and to be moved to help one another.

Silent Sitting: Meditation of the Light


Warm Ups:

  • Yoga/massage

  • sirens

  • hum-pitch matching

  • breathing-oooo

Boo’d Up

  • Harmony

Lift Every Voice and sing

  • Harmony


Homework: Listen to 3 different versions of lift every voice and sing. List the artist performing it. Describe the version you most enjoyed and give a paragraph description as to why it was your favorite.

9-24-18

Do Now: Complete at a level “0” in your spot. I mean it.

  • What muscles or parts of your body are involved in breathing?

  • What muscles or parts of your body are involved in listening?

  • Today are you choosing greatness or mediocrity?


Human Values

Universal Human Value: Love

Sub-Value: Empathy

Thought of the week: Out of many, One.

Objective: To see that everyone more or less has the same struggles, pain, and joys in

life and to be moved to help one another.

Silent Sitting: Meditation of the Light


Warm Ups:

  • Yoga/massage

  • sirens

  • hum-pitch matching

  • breathing-oooo

Man in the mirror

  • everyone on each part

Lift Every Voice and sing

  • harmony


Homework: Listen to 3 different versions of lift every voice and sing. List the artist performing it. Describe the version you most enjoyed and give a paragraph description as to why it was your favorite.

9-20-18

Do Now: Complete at a level “0” in your spot

  • What does it mean to be great?

  • What does a great choir sound like?

  • What does a great choir look like?

  • What does it take to be great?


Human Values

Universal Human Value: Love

Sub-value: Self-Acceptance

Thought of the week: “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” - Gautama Buddha

Objective: To accept who and where we are so that every difficulty is an opportunity to grow.

Silent Sitting: Light Meditation - Square Breathing


Warm Up:

  • Where is my stretchy band?

  • massage

  • tongue trills/sirens

  • yoga

    • downward and upward facing-mah may me mo moo

    • warrior pose-scales

Lift every voice and Sing:

  • What is the time signature?

    • time signature?

    • What is an eighth note

    • Compound rhythm

  • What is the key signature?

    • Sharp

  • What is a fermata?

  • What are dynamics?

    • follow my hands

Reminder: you’re chorus quiz is due by 7 p.m. this evening

9-19-18

Do Now: Do at a level “0” in your sea

What do you need to do to warm up your voice? Why do you do each of these tasks?

Describe the 6 points of balance on your body.


Human Values

Universal Human Value: Love

Sub-value: Self-Acceptance

Thought of the week: “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” - Gautama

Buddha

Objective: To accept who and where we are so that every difficulty is an opportunity to

grow.

Silent Sitting: Light Meditation - Square Breathing


Warm Up:

  • Stretch/massage

  • Yoga for Singers (legs on the wall/straight up/bent knee/butterfly/V)

  • Scales

  • Sight Reading

What is a fermata? Can you draw it?

What are dynamics? Can you conduct them?

Lift Every Voice and Sing


Take home quiz due Thursday by 6 p.m.

Quiz 1

9-18-18

Do Now: Do at a level “0” in your seat

What steps can you take to take care of your voice? (protect your voice from damage?)

What activities can cause damage to your voice?


Vocab: Larynx, vocal folds

Vocab: Larynx, vocal folds

Vocal Match Game-best with headphones


Vocal Warm Ups:

  • 6 points of body awareness

    • yoga/stretching/massage/joint mobility

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  • breathing

    • intake and outtake

  • scales

    • solfeggio hand syllables

Sing what you see

Sing what you see


Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing

How can we apply what you learned about body alignment and breath support?

9-17-18

Do Now: Complete at level “0” in the seats we arranged for last week during our voice blending

What does it mean to sing in a choir?

What does it mean to be a soloist?

What is the difference between being a soloist and being a member of a choir?

Human Values:

N/A

Warm Ups:

  • massage

  • sirens

  • scales (walking backwards)

  • Yoga for singers


Lift E’vry Voice and Sing-B Section (pg 2)

  • buzzing (lip trills)

  • say vowels in rhythm (no consonants)


Boo’d Up

Chorus