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This is the science class of music. Students learn how music works, from scales to modulations to much more! They also get some aural training.
Good Intro to music theory.
Cadences and their descriptions should be taught before or during chord progressions.
We play a variety of music, from classical to popular to anywhere in between, while keeping a high level of technique, style, and sound.
Note: Extra after school rehearsals before contests or other performances are not uncommon.
Technical Warm-ups are great for concert or marching band. Helps with endurance and crisp tonging. Start slow! (note: replace the half-valving part with simple breathing exercises, seeing as there are probably woodwinds in your band).
Bach Chorales make a great warm-up for concert bands, it works blending and tuning.
Singing your music or warm-ups is a great technique for concert and marching band, no matter the age or level of the players, as you can see by these guys!
Scale Sheets for Band It is important to know your scales no matter what instrument you play, and/or if you're in music theory.
Aural training practice For the ear training portion of music theory: This is good practice outside of class for quizzes and tests.
Virtual Keyboard Being able to see and hear a keyboard right in front of them is an extremely helpful reference for music students. It is not a violation of the honor code to use this tool!
Techtorial #1 will teach you about maintaining a smooth running computer. The last thing you want is technology getting the best of you when you only wanted to do good! Some of the things mentioned now happen on their own via the modern computer, but it is still important to know what goes on!
Techtorial #2 Creating a seating chart in Excel: This is important to teachers for many reasons, whether it be to simply remember names, or because the students are seated in groups for pedagogical reasons.
Assistive technology for students with disabilities:
Learn about the IntelliKeys Keyboard
Learn about the QuickLink Pen