Class Format

This is the basic structure of our class. It may vary from week to week depending on what we are listening to or what piece of music we are working on.

5-10 minutes: Music Appreciation
• Play a piece of music or a musical excerpt
• Discuss the composer
• Discuss the time period
• Discuss the “style” of music and the characteristics of that style

5-10 minutes: Music Theory Review (1-4), Introduction (K and 5)
• Music infrastructure – staff, ledger lines, clefs, measures, time signature (first few weeks of class)
• Rhythm – rests, note measurement, beats
• Notes – scale, C Major, chord

20 minutes: Instruments
• Finding the note OR playing a beat
• Combining pitch and note duration
• Adding dynamics

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