September 6 – 9, 2017


September 6/7

Notice: HOMEWORK should be done a little every – EVERY – day, do not try to tackle more than one type of assignment at one sitting. And do NOT try to do a complete packet or Aural Prof. assignment the day before it’s due. Start homework assignments on the DAY we start the topic in class. ALSO – if you do NOT understand something, ASK ME!



Wednesday/Thursday

TOTAL REVIEW!

  • Have PENCIL and staff paper (and maybe notebook paper, too)
  • Take notes – even if you’ve taken the same ones before.
  • Have Aural Prof book open to page 73

 

Benward

  1. Assignment 2.5 (scale degrees) and 2.6 (key signatures) instructions
  2. SIBELIUS – click the icon on your desktop and follow my instructions – 

      Server Number:  10.57.11.11

  • Basic functions
  • Meter
  • Beaming by beats using LCD (lowest common denominator)
  • Every possible rhythm in basic simple and compound meters

 

In Treble and Bass Clefs:

  • Intervals – Aural and written Major 2nd, Minor 2nd, Augmented 2nd
  • SOLFEGE in scales
  • SOLFEGE and notes in scale fragments
  • Tonic Triad notes in various keys by solfege and notes
  • Finding starting pitches of scale fragments using tonic triad
  • Aural identification of 4 note scale fragments using tonic triad starting pitches
  • Modes

 


Homework – 

 

Benward Assignment 2.1-2.8 and Aural Prof Assignment #4

 

A Day classes due Wednesday. Sept. 13

 

B Day classes due Thursday, Sept 14

 

  ALL: Sight Sing email test: Friday, Sept. 15 -AP book page 13, #4  –
you can email to  johnjulian@misdmail.org  at ANY time before Sept. 15   

 

Sibelius for home use:

Students can get a substantial discount on Sibelius for Education. Subscribe to Sibelius starting at just $8.25/month! Plus, Sibelius now includes the new Annotate feature and optimization for pen input with Microsoft’s Surface Pro. (

You can also get Musescore, which is not as cool or fun as Sibelius 8.6, but it is free (and has an app for phones and iPads.)

Also available is Noteflight.com, which has both free registration or a paid version with more stuff! (Internet based and works across all platforms.)



Friday/Monday

Benward – TAKE NOTES!

  • Non-diatonic scales – Instructions for Assignment 2.7
  • Pitch Inventory
  • Instructions for Assignment  2.8
  • Chapter 3: Intervals…
…Aural Prof
  • Page 17: INTERVALS!
  • Page 13:  1- 4
  • Assignment #4, page 127
Homework – 
Benward Assignment 2.1-2.8 and Aural Prof Assignment #4
A Day classes due Wednesday. Sept. 13
B Day classes due Thursday, Sept 14
  ALL: Sight Sing email test: Friday, Sept. 15 -AP book page 13, #4  –
you can email to  johnjulian@misdmail.org  at ANY time before Sept. 15   

It’s back-to-school time, and we’re reaching out to let you know that it’s also time to spread the word about NextNotes®High School Composition Awards.

Whether you write for voices, electronics or instruments, are a singer/songwriter or improviser, hip-hop artist or sound designer… if you create original, creative music and are in high school, we want you to apply! NextNotes applications are submitted electronically through an easy, free online process. Six composers will be chosen to receive a scholarship along with travel to Minneapolis-St. Paul for a two-day workshop with professional composer mentors and professional musicians in June 2017. The workshop concludes with an awards ceremony, culminating concert of the winning works, and celebration! Thanks to a partnership with MakeMusic Inc., winners will also recieve free Finale software and be eligible to nominate one teacher to receive the NextNotes Music Teacher Award. Visit www.NextNotes.org to see all of the benefits associated with the award.