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


Bass

String names: E A D G  Right Hand position

String names: E A D G

Right Hand position


RFS- Teaching your riff

  • How will you know your student has learned it?

  • What resources will you share?

  • How will you break down the lesson?

Practice/lessons

Homework: Find a bass riff you would like to learn and e-mail it to asuckow@cps.edu

10-18-18

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.

Silent Sitting: 11 seconds focus on The Truth


Piano riffs

  • Review

Piano-There’s Hope

  • Subdivision

    • half

    • quarter

    • eighth

  • pentatonic scale

    • improvisation

    • start simply

Homework: Define the following words: Subdivision, pentatonic, improvisation

10-17-18

Do Now: Warm up with your chords for “There’s Hope”


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


Expectations/jobs


Piano riffs

Piano-There’s Hope

  • Subdivision

    • half

    • quarter

    • eighth

  • pentatonic scale

    • improvisation

    • start simply

Homework: Listen to the song There’s Hope and practice drum beat, start from beat 3

10-16-18

Do Now: 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


Expectations/jobs


Piano riffs

Piano-There’s Hope

  • Subdivision

    • half

    • quarter

    • eighth

  • pentatonic scale

    • improvisation

    • start simply

Bass-will start next week if we are ready


Homework: Listen to the song There’s Hope and practice drum beat, start from beat 3

10-15-18

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

E-mail me the link to your riff that you chose for this week


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


Drum Beat for there’s hope

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Piano-There’s Hope

  • Subdivision

    • half

    • quarter

    • eighth

  • pentatonic scale

    • improvisation

    • start simply

Riffs will start tomorrow

Homework: Listen to the song There’s Hope and practice drum beat, start from beat 3

10-12-18

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


Human Values: Meditation video


Piano Assessment:

  • rubric overview

  • what to do when you are not being assessed

    • find a riff online that you want to learn

      • Do a google search for piano riffs if you do not have one in mind

    • You can attempt to play quietly on one of the open pianos while testing is happening

    • When you have chosen your riff-e-mail it to me at asuckow@cps.edu

      • This will be the focus of next week’s piano work

Next week:

  • Bass

    • position

    • strings

    • right hand

    • notes for “There’s Hope”

  • Piano

    • Piano riff of your choosing

    • Teach it to the class by Friday

  • Drums

    • kick drum part for There’s hope by Friday


Homework: Use your piano keyboard paper to practice your new riff. Write down a finger pattern that will work nicely for it.

10-11-18

Do Now: Complete at a level 0 at your seat. Paper is on the piano


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.

Silent Meditation


Drum pattern for There’s Hope

Bb pentatonic Scale

Play each part of the drum pattern using the body and the instrument

Play each part of the drum pattern using the body and the instrument

Be able to play the Bb pentatonic scale without assistance in finding notes

Be able to play the Bb pentatonic scale without assistance in finding notes


Be able to play each chord with correct inversion

Be able to play each chord with correct inversion


Homework: Practice chords for there’s hope with paper keyboard-RFS tomorrow

10-5-18

Do Now: warm up on your song and be ready for your assessment.

Assessment:

  • All students will be listening

  • You will play 1st verse and chorus


Piano: Goals for next week

  • Learn the black keys

  • Learn the blues scale

  • Use the pedals

  • Learn riffs like the Michael Meyers Theme song

C Blues Scale (b represents that the note is flat)

  • C Eb F Gb G Bb C

  • 1 2 1 2 3 4 5

    • shift from 2 to 1

    • Practice in small increments


Homework: Find a youtube video that teaches a riff (short melody) that you would like to learn in music and e-mail it to me by Sunday. asuckow@cps.edu





10-4-18

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


Intro to Bass

  • Positioning

  • Finger pattern


Review of chords:

  • Notes in chords

  • root position

  • inversions

  • rhythm patterns


Individual Practice

10-3-18

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

Practice your drumming pattern that you created using body percussion


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 Meditation


Playing RFS on Friday: To play C, F, G, Am chords with arpeggio and outside inside pattern

Other songs that use C, F, G, and Am that you can look at to challenge yourself


Drumming Patterns: Practice the drumming pattern you created on the drum set.


Homework: Watch the following video and be ready to discuss inversions tomorrow

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.


Playing RFS on Friday:

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Audition to play drums with choir on Friday

Individual lessons on piano


Homework: Watch this video and be prepared to answer questions about a common beginner piano student mistake.

9-28-18

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

See half sheet of paper


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.


Drum Pattern for Lift Every Voice and Sing

  • high hat-subdivision

  • fills

Songs that use the C, F, G, Am chords

  • Tips for practice

    • start with only the root (name of the chord)

    • Sustain the chord and listen for change

    • add rhythm that fits with the feel of the song


Homework-Choose the song that you are going to test on next week and put it on your playlist. Practice body percussion on the song you chose and try out the rhythm that you would want to play for it.

9-27-18

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

  • How many times will you play the hi hat in a measure of 4 beats?

  • What beats do you play the kick drum on?

  • What beats do you play the snare drum on?


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.



C scale

C D E F G A B C

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

  • How are chords put together from a scale?

  • How are the chords labeled in relation to a scale?

Songs that use the C, F, G, Am chords

  • Tips for practice

    • start with only the root (name of the chord)

    • Sustain the chord and listen for change

    • add rhythm that fits with the feel of the song


Homework-practice the chords with your paper keyboard for 2 of these songs. You choose which ones you want to work on.

9-26-18

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

  • How do you think you did on your teaching assessment yesterday?

  • What did you learn from the experience?

  • What would you do differently if you got to do it again?


Lift Every Voice and Sing

  • What drum beat did you come up with for this song?

Piano

  • Letter names on keyboard

    • C chord-C E G

    • F chord-F A C or C F A

    • G chords-G B D or D G B

  • Thank you- Alanis Morrissette

    • C G F

Homework: Practice playing your chords on your paper keyboard

9-25-18

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

  • How will you know your student has learned what you wanted to teach?

  • What will you do if how you planned to teach your student isn’t working out?

  • What is your comfort level for the lesson you will be teaching today?

  • Turn in homework on the piano


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


Practice teaching:

  • Review of lesson

Actual Lesson:

  • student arrives for lesson

  • Student feedback for teachers


Homework: Listen to the song “lift every voice and sing” and find a drum beat pattern using your body that will fit with it.

9-24-18

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

  • Draw this keyboard in your notebook

  • How are the black keys grouped together?

keyboard.jpg

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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Practice teaching:

  • Who starts?

    • Put in order our lessons

  • Practice teaching them to Sensei

    • Tomorrow we will have a guest to teach

  • After all the lessons we will share feedback with each other

    • 2 glows and a grow


Homework: Look up the following chords on the internet (google search should yield fine results)

Be able to list the notes that belong in each chord

  • D7

  • G major

  • B7

  • D minor

  • D major

  • E major

  • A minor

  • A7

  • G diminished

  • C minor

  • C major

9-20-18

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

  • The fill that we play using the snare, floor tom and bass drum starts on which beat?

  • The fill that we play using each tom with eighth notes begins on which beat?

  • When we finish playing a fill what do we play on beat 1 of the next measure?

  • What is the sticking pattern for a paradiddle?


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

    • Practice teaching your lesson with another person in your group

  • Station 3

    • Practice Paradiddles

      • extra challenge, try using 2 different surfaces for the r and l hands

  • Station 4

    • Sensei Station-practice at drum sets

9-19-18

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

  • What are the behavior expectations of band class?

  • What are the academic expectations of band class?

  • What are the community expectations of band class?


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


Design your portion of the drum lesson for Monday

  • What is your objective?

    • What will the student be able to do?

  • What are the tasks you will give the student?

  • What questions might the student have?

  • How will you show/explain the objective?

  • How will you know the student is successful?

9-18-18

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

What is a drum fill?

What is a paradiddle?

How can you practice your drums when you are not in front of a drum set?

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


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New fill

  • eighth notes on snare, tom, tom, tom

  • on beat one both crash and kick drum

    • Can also do this with sixteenth notes


Homework: Watch the following video to be prepared for tomorrow’s lesson


9-17-18

Do Now: Write down 5 things you would say to someone you were teaching to play the drums using their body


Human Values: N/A


To teach the rhythm we learn last week me must break it down into steps.

Suggested steps are:

  • The parts of the body that represent the drums (and what drums they represent)

  • The rhythms for each drum part on the body

  • How to put 2 rhythms together

  • How to put all 3 rhythms together

  • Playing the rhythms on your body along with music

  • How to hold the sticks

  • How to transfer the body percussion to the drum set

    • Playing 1 rhythm at a time

    • Playing 2 rhythms at a time

    • Playing 3 rhythms at a time

Are there any other steps?

Teach Sensei


8th note fill on 3 + 4+

Practice on body-switching R hand from high hat to floor tom

Tom/snare

Tom/kick

Snare/kick

Snare/kick/tom

Put in context-3 bars of rock beat then 4th bar rock beat on 1 and 2 then fill on 3 and 4


Homework: Watch this video and be ready to discuss tomorrow