Monday, March 28, 2016

Week of 3/28/16

Last week before spring break!!! Here's the plan.

VC: All about relative minors! You will have a chance to practice finding relative minors in your groups, and Friday you will have an identification quiz in which you will be presented with a key signature and must name both the Major and the relative minor keys. For extra practice, please use the following exercises from musictheory.net (use the emblem in the middle of the upper right hand corner to customize for minor--turn "minor mode" to green, and make sure that all key signatures are highlighted).

RC: No groups this week. Class project performances!

CC: No groups this week, as we will be digging in on concert repertoire.

Please see Dr. Woolf's blog for more details on concert repertoire and rehearsal schedules.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Week of 3/21/14

Congrats to the cast and crew of Pirates--you presented a fun show!

Here's the plan for groups this week.

VC: You will have the opportunity to retake your key signatures quiz and will also have an overview of relative minors.

RC: No piano groups this week due to class projects. Repertoire and pianist assignments can be found  here.

CC: Stay tuned...it has not yet been determined if we will have time for theory groups this week.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Week of 3/14/16

Here's the plan for this week:

VC: We will continue with key signatures, beginning with an intro to relative minors.

RC: Your practice jury (a scale and cadence pattern chosen randomly and played at a tempo of 60 bpm) will happen on the first day of group rotation. Then focus on repertoire.

CC: Hopefully we are able to have groups this week--fingers crossed! We will begin on 7th chords.

Phoenix: Ditto. We will try to begin wrapping up your analysis project.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Week of 3/7/16

Congrats to everyone on your LGPE performance. And now...back to our regularly programmed groups!!!

VC: This week we will be reviewing and wrapping up major key signatures. You will have a quiz next Monday. For extra practice with notating key signatures, you may use the following worksheet.

RC: We will be focusing on repertoire in piano. In addition, you should be reviewing your Major scale and cadence patterns in preparation for the juries that are coming before too long.

CC: We will be beginning 7th chords this week--quality and function.

Phoenix: This will be the second week that you will have the whole class period to work on your group analysis project. You should be finishing up the analysis and research and beginning to think about your presentation.