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Lesson plan: Chorus, 11/16/18, 10:56-11:42 a.m.

Allyson Meacham

Extra Materials needed: VIDEO/PROJECTOR WiFi speakers/metronome app on phone

Agenda/Content

10:56-11:00 Announcements, set up risers, attendance, etc.

11:00-11:05 Warm-ups

11:05-11:17 “Like a River in My Soul” by Tim Osiek

11:17-11:32 “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” by Trotta.

11:32-11:42 Mr. Couture/I Know a Fair Maiden

11:00 Warm-ups:

 Brief yoga stretches


 “I Know, I Know” (Do up to Sol, Sol Do/quarter, dotted half, quarter, dotted half, 4/4)
JOYOUS/ANGRY/AGITATED/DRAMATICALLY SAD.
(Change underlying chords/tonality if appropriate from major to minor)
Swell on Sol/they add arm motion or other physical motion on swell
Possibly have them face a partner and ‘convince’ their partner of the intention/mood
 Minor, dotted five-note figure up and down OR NATURAL MINOR SCALE starting after
downbeat. Begin low, around G3.
 Do Re Mi/Re, Mi Fa Re Mi/Re/Do (triplet/quarter, triplet/quarter quarter half) (prep
for Like a River p. 7). Legato, moving upwards, starting around middle C/mid-low range.
One breath! In context of 4/4, start first triplet on bt 2 (after downbt).
 Bella Signora. (135878987654321). Ascending, major, get to B6.
 565/454/343/232/1, 5, 1. (Triplets/quarter, quarter, half). Descending, major. Vary
vowels on repetitions.

IN GENERAL FOR BOTH PIECES:

 GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO BE LOUDER, I’M GIVING YOU ALL LICENSE TO BE LOUD”
 IMPLORE THEM TO USE MORE ENERGY
 NO KARATE CHOP MOTIONS FOR CUES, USE WHOLE ARM GESTURE
11:05-11:15ish - LIKE A RIVER

 SECTION LEADERS: Tell them to delegate who breathes where


 Check notes and rhythms last page, start with T/B.
Sop/Altos write in slurs on that page and before if time.
 Run from beginning

11:15ish-11:32 – Blow, Blow

 WATCH VIDEO?
 “MOST FRIENDSHIP IS FOLLY” section p. 14. Beat/feel in 1. Exaggerate alliterative Fs.
 Work bt. 6 entrances in altos, sops.
 Double check last page Sop 1, 2, 3
 Run with metronome/run without

CONCLUSION

Possibly ask: “Does anyone have any questions?” “Check out the shared videos
and recordings on Google Classroom.”
Check with Mr. Couture on a possible writing assignment for this? Related to NAHS request for
topic sentence, evidence, etc. writing practice.

National Core Arts Standards:

MU:Pr6.1.E.IIa Demonstrate mastery of the technical demands and an understanding of expressive


qualities of the music in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire representing
diverse cultures, styles, genres, and historical periods.

MU:Re7.2.E.8a Describe how understanding context and the way the elements of music are
manipulated inform the response to music