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First Quarter

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Agenda
Go over Syllabus
Get to know students
Pretest on music theory knowledge
Pass out music
Pass out Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis, workbook, and the score.
Site Reading
Chair placement
Site read music, pick music for concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 1:
Music Alphabet
Sharps and Flats/Enharmonics
Half steps versus whole steps
Practice music for concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 1:
Treble Clef and Bass Clef
Ledger Lines
Notating music
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 2:
Counting and clapping simple meters
Notating rhythms
Practice music for the concert
Chapter 3:
Identify key signatures
Identify key of the song and relative minor
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 4:
Compound Meters
Subdividing the beat
Complex rhythms (triplets, hemiola)
Full run through of concert music
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis for test on chapters one through four
Dress rehearsal and Concert
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis for test on chapters one through four
Concert write up summary and listen to
concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis test
over theory chapters one through four

Site read music for next quarter

Second Quarter
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Agenda
Pass out music for concert
Site reading
Review over Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis chapters one through four
Practice music for the concert
Pass out assignment and rubric for first
composition project
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 5:
Parallel keys and relative minors
Different types of minor scales
Practice music for the concert
time during class to work on composition
project
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 6:
Introduction to intervals:
small intervals
listening exercises and writing exercises
Practice music for the concert
Composition rough draft due
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 6:
larger intervals
listening exercises and writing exercises
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 6:
All intervals and inverted intervals
listening exercises and writing exercises
Practice music for the concert
Compositions due, play final draft during
class
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 6:
All intervals practice test
analyzing intervals in the music
Full run through of concert music
Vote on best compositions to play at concert
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and

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Third Quarter
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week 5

Analysis for test on chapter 5 and 6


Dress rehearsal and Concert
Compositions played at concert
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis for test on chapters
Concert write up summary and listen to
concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis test
over
Site read music for next quarter

Agenda
Pass out music for concert
Site reading
Review over Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis chapters one through six
introduction to chords:
play chords on the piano
have instrument sectionals play chords
memorize basic triads look on the staff
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 7:
Chords and Triads
Spelling Triads
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 8:
Seventh chords spelling and notation
Seventh chords and their function in music
Practice music for the concert
Extra practice in writing chords and their
progressions (use my lesson from week five
assignment)
Pass out assignment and rubric for second
composition project based off of chords and
chord progressions
Time during class to work on composition
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 9:
Introduction to counterpoint
Connecting melodic and harmonic intervals
Time during class to work on composition

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Fourth Quarter
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week 4

Practice music for the concert


Chapter 9:
Writing note-to-note counterpoint in strict
style
Time during class to work on composition
Full run through of concert music
Compositions due
Students will play compositions for each
other
Pop quiz on the test seven, eight, and nine
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis for test on chapters
Dress rehearsal and Concert
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis for test on chapters seven, eight and
nine
Concert write up summary and listen to
concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis test
over
Site read music for next quarter

Agenda
Pass out music for concert
Site reading
Pass out assignment and rubric for last
assignment: a presentation on a composer
Review over Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis chapters one through nine.
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 10
Melodic Embellishment
Passing tones
consonant skips
neighbor tones
Practice music for the concert
Rough draft due for composer
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 10
opening and closing patterns
third species counterpoint
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis

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Chapter 10
rhythmic displacement in fourth-species
counterpoint
Practice music for the concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis
Chapter 10
Final project due and presented during class
Full run through of concert music
Final project presented during class
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis for test on chapter 10
Dress rehearsal and concert
Review of Musician's Guide to Theory and
Analysis for test on chapter 10
Concert write up summary and listen to
concert
Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis test
over chapter 10
Site read music for graduation
practice music to play at graduation
Play concert music at scholarship ceremonies
or other ceremonies
Play at graduation