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Chromatic notes in Google Classroom

Chromatic notes

After lecture, note taking and lesson, navigate to these two links and complete the challenge. When you're done, private comment your best score (example: 15/15 in :45)
If you are not physically present for lecture, use the pdf attached as a guide to answer the questions in the links.

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keyboard/999dyynbbdb

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keyboard-reverse/bg1yryt6899bnbdbyyy
Created by John Garland: Wednesday, January 6 7:59 AM

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Optional Resources in Google Classroom

Optional Resources

1. Groove pizza allows you to create beats, be sure to really explore this one.
https://apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza/?museid=ef3I-zXWZ&

2. Music RE-MIX STUDIO allows you to mix the levels like an audio engineer.
https://dptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/012f9f80-2fec-479f-8ec9-6172ef866043/012f9f80-2fec-479f-8ec9-6172ef866043/

3. Note Flight allows you to create music scores. If you know how to read music at all, this is a great tool to explore (free sign up required - use school email).
https://www.noteflight.com/home

4. Chrome music labs SONG MAKER
https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

5. Online Sequencer
https://onlinesequencer.net/

6. MusicTheory.net is a mega resource for lessons, exercises, and tools.
https://www.musictheory.net/
Created by John Garland: Wednesday, January 13 8:58 AM

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Quarter 2 research project in Google Classroom

Quarter 2 research project

Directions
- Choose one of the assignment options listed below.
- The report should be 3 paragraphs in length. (About 10-15 sentences total)
- You should cite at least two references. MLA format is best for this. (Tell me where you got the information, like a work cited page or bibliography)
- Plagiarism is ALWAYS unacceptable, so no "copy/paste."
- Please use proper grammar and spelling.

Assignment Options

1. Write a report on Broadway musicals. You could include the history of musicals, major composers, major productions, styles, and staging differences. Talk about your
favorite parts and why.

2. Write a report on a popular singer or band. Talk about how they got their start in music and discuss one of their songs in detail. Talk about the meaning of the song
but also about any musical details: rhythm, instruments, chords, etc.

3. Write a report on a movie musical you've seen, such as West Side Story, Hairspray, High School Musical, Phantom of the Opera, Guys and Dolls, Wizard of Oz, etc. Be sure to include information about the characters, performers, composer, plot, and music.

4. Choose a famous composer and write an essay about his or her life, contributions to music, and important compositions. (Think Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bach Mozart, Vivaldi, etc) OR CHOOSE A FEMALE COMPOSER, because their are many, just underrepresented in history.

5. Write a report about the importance of vocal health. Describe the vocal mechanism and explain how to remain in good vocal health. Discuss the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of taking care of your voice.

6. Choose a career in music (examples include: music teacher, music producer, sound engineer, professional instrumentalist or singer, etc) to research and write a report about necessary skills for this job, training, employment possibilities, salary, and job responsibilities.
Created by John Garland: Monday, November 23 7:22 PM

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Imagery in Music in Google Classroom

Imagery in Music

Private comment journal.

If you had to animate a story to EXISTING music, what music would you choose, what story would you use? Would you make up your own story? What do imagine the animation to look like?
Created by John Garland: Friday, November 20 4:42 AM

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TedEd videos and fun links in Google Classroom

TedEd videos and fun links

1. Look at the following “Inquiry based learning” questions
Initial questions
 What do you already know about this?
 What are you wondering about it? / What do you want to find out?
 How could we look for some answers?
 Where should we start?
 Why does it matter? Why are we learning this?

Questions for once process is started
 What are your most important questions?
 What goals will you set for your learning?

Reflective and ending questions
 How can you support your conclusion? What evidence do you have?
 How has your thinking changed?
 How does this compare to what you had expected?
 How will you apply this learning to another experience?
 Why is it important for you to understand this?
 How can you explain this to someone else?

2. Watch TWO of the videos below.

OPTIONS: I left two links per video in case

MUSIC AS A LANGUAGE (I love the narrator in this one- he is one of my favorite bass players)
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/victor-wooten-music-as-a-language#watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yRMbH36HRE

MUSIC AND CREATIVITY IN ANCIENT GREECE
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/music-and-creativity-in-ancient-greece-tim-hansen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1aAunaw1GA

MUSIC AND MATH: THE GENIUS OF BEETHOVEN
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/music-and-math-the-genius-of-beethoven-natalya-st-clair#watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M51Bm9sNazM

3. Write a 4-5 sentence paragraph for both videos you choose.
Use MLA format in a Google Doc. Summarize what you learned in the video, why you choose that video, and what surprised you in the video. You can also answer any of the inquiry based learning questions. One paragraph per video please.








November FUN LINKS
https://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/aq_rhythm_sound_match2/story_html5.html

https://pbskids.org/luna/games/carmens-world-orchestra





Created by John Garland: Thursday, November 5 10:30 PM

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Christmas Service Play list and Lyrics in Google Classroom

Christmas Service Play list and Lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcjJOR8_XX3ZgWevGSXybeI2wHxGulkkO

4th grade Silent Night
5th grade Little Town of Bethlehem
6th grade O Come All Ye Faithful
7th grade Joy to the World
8th grade Do you Hear What I Hear, Great Day in Bethlehem

LYRICS:
(4th Grade) Silent Night
Silent, Night, Holy Night, all is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child; Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent Night, Holy Night, Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born


(5th Grade) O Little Town of Bethlehem
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie. Above the deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light. The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above. While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together proclaim they holy birth. And praises sing to God the King and peace to all on earth.


(6th grade) O Come All Ye Faithful
O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and Behold Him, born the King of Angels
O come, let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above.
Glory to God, glory in the highest
O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

(7th Grade) Joy To The World
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.


(8th Grade) Do You Hear What I Hear
Said the night wind to the little lamb, Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky little lamb, Do you see what I see?
A star, a star dancing in the night with a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite.

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear? (girls bkgd)
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy?
Do you hear what I hear? (boys bkgd)
A song, a song, high above the trees with a voice as big as the sea, with a voice as big as the sea.

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty King,
Do you know what I know? (girls bkgd)
In your palace warm, mighty king?
Do you know what I know? (boys bkgd)
A Child, a Child, shivers in the cold, let us bring Him silver and gold, Let us bring Him silver and gold. (modulate)

Said the King to the people everywhere,
Listen to what I say, (both bkgd)
Pray for peace, people everywhere,
Listen to what I say, (both bkgd)
A Child, a Child, sleeping in the night, He will bring us goodness and light, He will bring us goodness and light.


(8th grade) Great Day in Bethlehem
Great day in Bethlehem, Great Day in Bethlehem
Great day in Bethlehem, in the stable in the back of the inn
(repeat 1x only)

The greatest story ever told was told on Christmas Day
Of two who came to Bethlehem, they’d come a long, long way

Weary, tired, dusty, worn, they knocked at every inn
There was a baby to be born, a new life to begin… and it’s a… (refrain)

After looking high and low in the crowded town
The only place where they could rest where they could both lie down

Was in a barn with animals, with goats and cows and sheep
There the two could make their bed, there the two could sleep. And it’s a…(refrain)

Late that night their son was born, a Son who was to be
A way for us to find the truth, a light for us to see
Angels cried, “O Glory be, Hosanna let us sing

Peace on earth, good will to all,
Today is born a King, and it’s a… (refrain)
Created by John Garland: Tuesday, November 17 4:40 AM

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Tech study guide in Google Classroom

Tech study guide

Read the following study guide after the lecture. Ask questions via private comment or simply "turn in" when done reviewing. Students will be tested on this material in quarter two.
Created by John Garland: Monday, October 5 5:03 PM

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MUSIC LINKS - Q1 in Google Classroom

MUSIC LINKS - Q1

There are several parts to this assignment.
BEFORE CLASS ENDS PLEASE COMPLETE #4 (Journal entry: Use private comment, 2-3 full sentences. "Which game, video, podcast, quiz or link was most enjoyable for you? Why? What did you gain from this?").


1. Solfege – WE WILL DO THIS TOGETHER, then try on your own.
https://musicplayonline.com/solfa-practice-prepare-so-mi/


2. Explore links below

Rhythm Quiz:
https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=rhythm-quiz

Identify the instrument being played:
https://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/aq_identify_the_instrument_sounds/story_html5.html

Identify the instrument in the picture:
https://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/aq_identify_the_instruments/story_html5.html

Major, Minor, or Other (suspended 4th) – take the challenge. Is it bright like a major chord? Dark like a minor chord, or something else? “Floaty” perhaps? Try suspended 4th.
https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/dyeybyyngneydry


3. Choose a podcast or video below

Podcasts:
Meter Wars - https://app.kidslisten.org/ep/The-Music-Box-Meter-Wars#/
Who Plays What - https://app.kidslisten.org/ep/The-Music-Box-Who-Plays-What#/
Videos:
HOW BRASS INSTRUMENTS WORK - https://youtu.be/IYHfiQ4R7Bs


4. Complete journal: Use private comment, 2-3 full sentences. "Which game, video, podcast, quiz or link was most enjoyable for you? Why? What did you gain from this?"


5. When done try games from these websites:

https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html - Use the orange link at top to play music games

https://musicplayonline.com/ - game links on the side or bottom, try one or all!
Created by John Garland: Thursday, October 22 11:24 PM

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Journal prompt choices in Google Classroom

Journal prompt choices

READ THE FOLLOWING 7 QUESTIONS. ANSWER TWO OF THEM.

1. Ludwig van Beethoven carried a notebook with him. When he came upon a sound he liked, he wrote it down to be included in one of his great symphonies. Pretend you are a composer.
Describe five sounds you would like to include in your music.

2. Music often brings back memories and the feelings associated with those memories. What song reminds you of a certain time in your
life? Why does this particular song bring back those memories?

3. What does it mean to have musical talent? Do you think a person is born with musical talent or is it learned? Explain in at least 2-3 sentences.

4. Brainstorm reasons people listen to music. Write a short paragraph that explains those and why others should listen to your favorite type of music.

5. Do you think it's fair for famous pop artists to lip-sync during a performance? Explain your viewpoint in 2-3 sentences.

6. Which of the following do you think plays the largest part in the development of an outstanding musician: desire, talent, practice,
environment, or encouragement? Explain your answer.

7. What song would make a good theme song for your life? Explain why.
Created by John Garland: Wednesday, September 23 10:39 PM

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reading for writing in Google Classroom

reading for writing

to write music you need to read music.

Watch video from TedEd
After a short lecture and working with scrap paper, go to the https://onlinesequencer.net/

Using online sequencer:
-Change the instrument to drum kit
-Place the Bass or Kick drum on beat 1 and 3.
-Place the Snare drum, side stick, or hand clap on beat 2 and 4.
-use Hi-Hats or Ride cymbal to create an 8th or 16th note pattern.



Resources:
Garageband tutorial on beat sequencer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOXD87ofILg
Created by John Garland: Wednesday, September 16 6:11 AM

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Rhythm studies lesson 2 in Google Classroom

Rhythm studies lesson 2


Visit these three websites and follow through

https://www.musictechteacher.com/music_learning_theory/music_rhythms_and_rests1.htm

https://www.musictheory.net/lessons/12

https://www.musictheory.net/lessons/15

Listen to a song of your choice over the week and comment in the private comments the title/artist and if you think it is compound or simple, duple/triple/quadruple.
Created by John Garland: Tuesday, September 8 6:32 PM

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Note Values in Google Classroom

Note Values

TO BE DONE IN CLASS (unless absent or unfinished, then homework)

Read through the "Note Values" google doc, and look at the worksheet attached.

When finished answer the following in a private comment:
"How would you explain to someone what an eighth note is?" Remember to mention both note value and count (or beats).
Created by John Garland: Tuesday, September 1 7:18 PM

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Note Values in Google Classroom

Note Values

TO BE DONE IN CLASS (unless absent or unfinished, then homework)

Read through the "Note Values" google doc, and look at the worksheet attached.

When finished answer the following in a private comment:
"How would you explain to someone what an eighth note is?" Remember to mention both note value and count (or beats).
Created by John Garland: Tuesday, September 1 7:18 PM