Monday, November 13, 2017

Week of 11/13/17

Congrats on surviving AllState! And now we move on to the next thing(s). Here's the plan for groups this week:

VC: We'll be taking a look at half steps, whole steps, and enharmonics. Bring your phones to class, as we'll have a kahoot for practice.

RC3: Continuing with scales and cadences. Remember that you may video yourself and email me the videos.

RC4: Continuing with seventh chords! Inversion is up next.

CC: No groups this week due to Madrigal Feast prep.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Week of 10/30/17

Here's the plan for groups this week:

VC Theory: More sight-singing. All-State is only two weeks away! Get ready to sing by yourself.

RC3 Piano: Continuing with scales and cadences. Don't forget that you can send in videos to be checked off.

RC4 Theory: Triads quiz retake (optional, based on your original score).

CC Theory: Seventh chords quiz!

Friday, October 13, 2017

RC3 Recital

Congratulations on successful completion of your piano recital! Now, here's what you need to do in order to receive a grade:

1. Email Ms. Ginn at and request to view your video.
2. After watching your video a minimum of twice, rate yourself using the following rubric.
3. Send Ms. Ginn your self-assessment score in the format indicated on the rubric.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Week of 10/9/17

The schedule this week is a bit different, so please be sure to check Dr. Woolf's blog for full details.

Here is the plan for groups!

VC: Wrapping up relative minors and a relative minor quiz.

RC3: Piano recital is on Friday! The rubric that you will use to assess yourself can be found in my last blog post.

RC4: Continuing with triads. We move into function of triads this week, so come with your brains turned on.

CC: Figured Bass for triads and intro to Seventh Chords

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

RC3 Piano Performance Rubric

RC3: View your piano performance rubric here. Your recital will be recorded, and you will need to email Ms. Ginn to view your video. Then assess yourself according to the rubric and send your results to Ms. Ginn to be graded.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of 9/18/17

Congratulations on a great concert! This week will be concert wrap-up, jumping back into groups, and getting in gear for All-State prep. Please see Dr. Woolf's blog for full details.

Here's the plan for my groups this week!

VC Badgers and Caribou: We will review key signatures a bit, and then you will have an opportunity to re-take the quiz if you would like to do so.

VC Alpacas and VC4: We will be applying key signatures in our sight-singing practice.

RC3: You will be practicing your recital repertoire.

RC4 Lucy: Interval quiz! It's happening this week, so study up!

RC4 Ethel: Intro to triads. Do you know about quality, inversion, and function?

CC Felix: Function of triads! Why do we use Roman Numerals?

CC Oscar & Phoenix: Triads quiz!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week of 8/28/17

Happy Monday! This week's schedule is a little different, so please check Dr. Woolf's blog for details.

Here's the plan for groups:

VC: How do you find 1 for sight singing examples? We will have a brief intro to key signatures on the first day of groups. On the second, we will do a fun activity to pull together the things we've been learning about pitch and rhythm.

RC3: By this week, your repertoire should be settled. We'll talk about practice strategies and have a graded progress check.

RC4: Interval review! You'll only have one group rotation this week, so come prepared to move fast.

CC: Intro/review of triads.