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Choral Rehearsal Plan: Danny Boy 1

Danny Miller
Basic Information
Danny Miller
Ball State, Choral Methods Choir, Grade 15, N=5
Cooperating Teacher: Dr. Ester
Nov. 14, 2017, 8:00 am

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills for this rehearsal


Read Level 3 Tonal and Level 3 Rhythmic
Know the definition of crescendo and how to perform it.

Behavioral Objectives
At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:
Sing with tall blended vowels (NS 1)
Accurately read and echo-translate level 3 tonal and level 3 rhythm patterns
(NS 5, NS 6)
Perform mm. 22-37 accurately with expressive phrases, and a good
understanding of chromatic notes (NS 1)
Define and identify the purpose of tied notes and how they should be
performed (<) (NS 6)

Materials
ELMO Projector
Cumulative Exercise
7 Scores of Danny Boy

Procedures
0:00 Set (mental focus)
Syllable echo 3A Simple
Echo Translate 3A Simple

0:01 Vocal Technique


Model DSFMRD on Zing-Ah (starting on F Major) and move up by half step
while listening for tall vowels.

0:02 Choral Technique


2 Part split singing Oh Danny Boy on doo from mm. 22 and 23 (start on D
Major) and moving up by half step while listening for crescendo

0:03 Music Literacy


Sing what you see (have a student give do and sing DMSMD This is Home)
using hand signs on this pattern:
DMS, SMD, DRM, MFS, DLF, MRD
Cumulative exercise (start on D)
o Ask students to identify where do is.
o Solicit the meaning and use of the tie
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Ask students if we should rearticulate the second note of the
tie and why.
Provide the information that the tie should be sung with a
crescendo and ask students why we might want to do that
o Ask students to speak the first two measures on takadimi using
crescendo during the tie
o Provide DMSMD this is home
o Count students off and have them sing it in their heads.
o Perform the exercise out loud

0:05 Literature
Danny Boy (Spevacek)
o Everyone reads mm. 22-downbeat of 24 on takadimi
Address that students should crescendo through the tie
o Teacher models Part I on words mm. 22-DB of 24
All students echo
o Teacher models Part I on words mm. 24-DB of 26
All students echo
Then put the two chunks together
o Teacher models Part I on words mm. 26-DB of 30
All students echo
Then put all the chunks together
0:08
o Teacher models Part III on words mm. 22-DB of 24
All students echo
o Teacher models Part III on words mm. 24-DB of 26
All students echo
Then put the two chunks together
o Teacher models Part III on words mm. 26-DB of 30
All students echo
Then put all the chunks together
0:11
o Put both parts together
o Ask students if the next chunk looks similar to what theyve sung
before
o Have them sing mm. 30-34 together
o Teacher models Part I on words mm. 34-37
Part I Students echo
o Teacher models Part III on words mm. 34-37
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Part III Students echo
o Put both parts together from mm. 34-37
o Put both parts together from mm. 30-37 to work on the transition
o Put all parts together from mm. 22-37
0:20 Closure
o Ask students to put into their own words what tied notes are and how
they should be performed.
o Perform full passage with accompaniment

0:25 End