Sept. 15th-Sept 18th: Middle School

Hello middle school students!

Please consider the following question and journal (minimum 4-5 sentences)

Is there good and bad music?  Explain.

Where is C?  Where is F?  Where is G?  Where is A?  What notes belong in the C chord?  F chord?  G chord?  Am chord?  What fingers are we using for these chords?

Where is C?  Where is F?  Where is G?  Where is A?

What notes belong in the C chord?  F chord?  G chord?  Am chord?

What fingers are we using for these chords?

Piano Tech Trainer

Title writing exercise

1. Choose an intriguing one-word title such as "muscles."  What would it be about?

2. Choose a title based on a place such as "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"  What would it be about?

3. Create a paragram by alterning an idiomatic expression, for example, "Friends in Low Places."  What would it be about?

Blues song:  We are going to write a blues song in groups of 3-4.  You can work together on each verse or choose a topic and have each person write a verse.  I'm open minded, make it your own.

MUSTS:

AAB lyric form

The last word of the B line will rhyme with the last word of the A line

A theme with the verses making sense with the theme

An idea for the rhythm and melody

Must be finished by Sept. 21st or 22nd. depending on which day you have music class

TIPS:

Get the contact info for those in your group and work outside of school.  

Use online videos with instrumental blues music to practice singing on top of.

Ask classmates to hear what you have and accept feedback.

Ask Sensei to hear what you have and accept feedback.

Ask family to hear what you have and accept feedback.