August 30 – Sept 2, 2016


Thought for the day:
“The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffet


Tuesday/Wednesday, August 30 – August 31:
 
Aural Proficiency –
We will:
  • Review Major Scale construction and solfege pattern
  • Expand Solfege to full octave
  • Learn Rhythmic and melodic error detection
  • Learn to recognize step-wise melodic fragments by solfege syllable

 

You will:

  • Transfer Solfege patterns to page #4 in Aural Prof book
  • Sight Sing #4 in Aural Prof book
  • notate 4 bar rhythms of increased complexity
  • Echo Sing and notate 3 note melodic fragments in various keys on page 7
  • Apply the above concepts to Aural Prof Assignment #2 (homework)
 

Benward Chapter 2:

We will  –

 

You will –

  • Write diatonic scales in major, natural minor, harmonic minor and melodic minor in various keys
  • Identify and write all major and minor key signatures
  • place given tetrachords into major and and minor scales
  • Identify non-diatonic scales

 

Homework – 
 

Benward Assignment #2 and Aural Prof Assignment #2 

A Day classes Thursday, Sept 8 

B Day classes Friday, Sept 9

 


Thursday/Friday, September 1 and 2


 

BENWARD:

We will:

  • Learn relative major and minor scales according to “DNA” and circle of 5ths
  • Learn parallel major and minor scales according to railroad construction
  • Learn major and minor key signatures based on the circle of 5ths
  • Learn how to determine the key of 4 note scale segments in major and minor
  • Learn how to determine letter name of any scale degree in any key
  • Learn how to differentiate between diatonic and non-diatonic scales
  • Learn to create a “pitch inventory” to determine the key of a composition

 

You will:

  • Write-out scales in various major and minor keys
  • Write-out key signatures in various major and minor keys
  • Place given tetrachords into major and minor keys
  • Write letter names for scale degrees in various major and minor keys
  • Name relative and parallel major and minor key signatures by number of sharps and flats
  • Analyze melodies and determine which non-diatonic scales are used
  • Determine key of Classical and Baroque melodies by using pitch inventory

 

AURAL PROF BOOK:

We will:

  • Write-in solfege for page 4, #5-8
  • Learn the process for melodic dictation  – page 8,#1-5
  • Learn the process for melodic and rhythmic error detection – page 10,#1-3

 

You will:

  • Sight Sing page 4, #4-8
  • Apply process for melodic dictation to page 8,#1-5
  • Apply the process for melodic and rhythmic error detection – page 10,#1-3
  • Apply processes learned to complete Assignment #2 on page 123.