10-2-18

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.

Silent Sitting: Light Meditation


Piano: C, F, G, Am with subdivision and left hand octaves

C: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.

F: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.

G: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.

Am: root, 1st inv., 2nd inv.

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Vocabulary:

Note, Whole note, Half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note

Rest, whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, eighth rest, sixteenth rest

Syncopation

Beat-listening examples

Meter, time signature, duple meter, triple meter

Tempo

Slow, largo, adagio

Medium, andante, moderato

Fast, allegro, presto, vivace

Getting slower, rallentando, ritardando

Getting faster, accelerando

A tempo


Homework: exercise in self compassion

On a sheet of paper and answer the following questions:

  1. First, think about times when a close friend feels really bad about him or herself or is really struggling in some way. How would you respond to your friend in this situation (especially when you’re at your best)? Please write down what you typically do, what you say, and note the tone in which you typically talk to your friends.

  2. Now think about times when you feel bad about yourself or are struggling. How do you typically respond to yourself in these situations? Please write down what you typically do, what you say, and note the tone in which you talk to yourself.

  3. Did you notice a difference? If so, ask yourself why. What factors or fears come into play that lead you to treat yourself and others so differently?

  4. Please write down how you think things might change if you responded to yourself in the same way you typically respond to a close friend when you’re suffering.

Why not try treating yourself like a good friend and see what happens?

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.

Silent Sitting: Light Meditation


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Homework: Consider our human value for this week. Choose a song that will inspire it’s listeners to seek self compassion as a way to taking care of themselves.

9-28-18

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

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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

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.


Rhythm-compose rhythms on board

Note, Whole note, Half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note

Rest, whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, eighth rest, sixteenth rest

Syncopation

Beat-listening examples

Meter, time signature, duple meter, triple meter

No beat, on-beat, off-beat, upbeat, backbeat

Tempo

Slow, largo, adagio

Medium, andante, moderato

Fast, allegro, presto, vivace

Getting slower, rallentando, ritardando

Getting faster, accelerando

A tempo

Homework: Be ready to perform your piano rhythm complex on Monday. Practice using your paper keyboard.



9-27-18

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

  • What order would the following chords be in 1st inversion? (ex. The C major chord: C E G would become E G C)

    • F major

    • G major

    • A minor

  • If you were to play a C major chord in root position and then play an F major chord in 1st inversion, which key would stay exactly the same?


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.


Piano rhythm complex

  • Performances on Monday

    • not Friday because students will be out

  • Practice your piece

    • ensure accuracy and creativity

  • Sensei will be coming around and will want to hear each groups’ complex

Tomorrow (Friday) we will introduce new vocabulary

  • Students that will be out are responsible for checking the website for missed work


Homework: Using your paper keyboard, practice transitioning between

  • C (root position) and F (1st inversion).

  • G (1st inversion) and F (1st inversion).

  • G (root position) and C (1st inversion).

9-25-18

Do Now: Do at a level “0” in your assigned seat. I mean it.

  • How are the black piano keys grouped? (how many are together)

  • What is the name of the following chord?

  • What are the letter names of the notes in the following chord?

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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


Study Guidelines for Wednesday’s quiz-cold call

  • The letter names of each key on the piano

    • This includes sharp and flat notes

  • The letter names of the notes in the following chords

    • C, F, G, Am

    • What fingers you use to play these chords

    • What a chord inversion is

  • A practical understanding of the following terms

    • beat, rhythm, tempo

  • How the following notes relate to each other (how many fit into one another)

    • whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth

  • What is rhythmic subdivision


Homework: Make a poster (can be 1 regular sheet of paper, does not need to be poster size) of the different note and rest values and how they relate to one another. Creativity, neatness, aesthetics and accuracy are expected.

  • Are you going to use the tree format/pie format or another?

  • Is it easy to follow?

  • Use color or pictures?

  • Are the notes/rests draw accurately? i.e. do the sixteenth notes have 2 flag lines?

9-24-18

Do Now: Do at a level “0” in your assigned seat. I mean it.

  • How many 16th notes fit in a half note?

  • How many 8th notes fit in a quarter note?

  • What is tempo?

  • What is a chord inversion?


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


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Study Guidelines for Wednesday’s quiz

  • The letter names of each key on the piano

    • This includes sharp and flat notes

  • The letter names of the notes in the following chords

    • C, F, G, Am

    • What fingers you use to play these chords

    • What a chord inversion is

  • A practical understanding of the following terms

    • beat, rhythm, tempo

  • How the following notes relate to each other (how many fit into one another)

    • whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth

  • What is rhythmic subdivision


Homework: Make sure you understand each aspect of the study guide. Ask someone from class about any questions that you might have. If you can’t figure out the answer together, e-mail me at asuckow@cps.edu

9-20-18

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

What notes belong in the C chord?

What notes belong in the F chord?

What notes belong in the G chord?

What notes belong in the A minor chord


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


Stations:

Norms: Stay focused on classroom objectives, challenge your ability, support others, Work at level 0-2 at each station, when Sensei says “and stop” stop immediately and go to level “0” with your eyes on her and wait for further directions

Values: Love, Truth, Service, Justice

  • Station 1

    • Activity: The Half Page Activity

      Step 1: fold a blank page into two halves.

      Step 2: On the top half of the page write negative thoughts that you have regularly about yourself. On the bottom, write all the positive thoughts you have about yourself.

      Step 3: Remember that the thoughts that we think about ourselves can make us feel good or bad and that it is important to examine the truth of these thoughts and work towards telling ourselves more positive things so that we can feel better more often.

      Step 4: Share one thought you wrote down on either side of the page with your group.

  • Station 2

  • Station 3

    • Individual piano practice

      • chords

      • left hand octaves

      • rhythmic subdivision

  • Station 4

    • Sensei Station-practicing and reviewing skills from this week

9-19-18

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

How many 1/8 notes fit in a whole note?

How many 1/16 notes fit in a quarter note?

How many 1/2 notes fit in a whole note?

How many 1/4 notes fit in a half note?


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


Piano-group practice

Left hand octaves-pinky to thumb on the same letter note

Right hand-quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes

Chords:

  • C-C E G

  • F-F A C

  • G-G B D

  • Am-A C E


Homework: Think through the music you enjoy: Does any of the music include piano? keyboard? synthesizer? Bring song titles and artists to class tomorrow.

9-18-18

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

Draw a picture of how the following notes/rests relate to each other. (Think about how they fit with one another/which one is the largest and how does it break down into the smaller parts?)

  • Whole note/rest

  • Half note/rest

  • Quarter note/rest

  • Eighth note/rest

  • Sixteenth note/rest

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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



Piano Lesson

What changes with each inversion?

What changes with each inversion?


Homework: Watch this video and be prepared to discuss

9-17-18

Do Now: At a level 0 in your seat


What is the difference between beat and rhythm?

What is the different between beat and tempo?


Human Values:

Housekeeping: binders/papers/seats

Vocabulary: Whole note/rest, Half note/rest, Quarter note/rest, Eighth note/rest, Sixteenth note/rest, note/rest

Lesson: Piano

keys, chords, rhythms, rhythm pattern

keys, chords, rhythms, rhythm pattern

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Homework: Retake the vocabulary quiz if you want to (this is limited to CPS e-mail accounts, if you still do not have your CPS account you must retake with Sensei)

Quiz