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Voice Curriculum Map

Learning Objectives Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5 Section 6
Technique Developing pitch and tone, high breath vs low breath, singing posture Developing and extending vocal range, Diaphragm push Developing vocal dynamics, Catch breaths Head voice, chest voice, mix voice. Phrasing melodies Switching between 3 different voices. Preparing for long phrases Experimenting with different tones to express emotion. Accurate breath support
Improvisation Creating melodies without accompaniment Creating short melodies with chord progression Creating complex melodies with chord progression Creating simple melodies with piano accompaniment Creating complex melodies with piano accompaniment Creating harmony (2 voices)
Listening and Interpreting Listen to each song in song selection, melodic phrasing Recognize dynamic changes Songs: major or minor? Song meaning Songs: major differences in genres Emotion and expression
Song Selection 2-3 songs, chosen by student with teacher input/recommendations 2-3 songs, chosen by student out of teacher’s selection. 2 songs, chosen by student. 1 song, chosen by teacher
Performance Performance of 2- 3 songs Performance of 2-3 songs Performance of 3 songs Recital performance of 2 favorite/best songs
Music Theory Reading melodic notation. Time signatures. D.S. al Coda. Coda. Repeat signs Whole steps and half steps of major scales Minor scales, w+h steps, natural, melodic, harmonic minor. Intervals:playing, singing, writing, analyzing Key signatures Accidentals in melody
Technology Metronome, Youtube or other Recording program Youtube or other, Download music Recording program Youtube or other Recording program
Community Discuss student musical involvement Encourage student participation Suggest student attend community musical event Student performs in recital open to community
Assessment Goals Student: Practice, Understand concepts. Teacher:Develop relationship.Curriculum:Suggested changes. Student:Explains concepts. Teacher:Lead discussion. Curriculum:Suggested changes. Student:Asks questions. Teacher: Helps student find answer. Curriculum:Suggested changes. Student:Solves problems. Teacher:Encourages growth. Curriculum:Suggested changes. Student: Teaches concepts. Teacher: Gives feedback. Curriculum: Suggested changes. Student: Performs concepts. Teacher:Encourages continuation of musical progression
Discussion What are your initial thoughts about musical concepts? Which concepts/exercises are challenging? In what ways can you incorporate improvisation into your performances? Why is vocal expression important to song meaning? Which concepts did you observe at community event? What changes have you felt?
Songwriting The staff, teacher writes melody and rhythms, student practices Student writes melody and rhythms. Scales/key sig. Minor scales/key signatures. Chords Harmony accompaniment. Combine melody and harmony (chords). Writing a full piece.

 

Piano Curriculum Map

Learning Objectives Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5
Piano Book Activities, Songs. Music Theory Practice songs/activities/Music Theory in Book
Completion of book
Improvisation Improvise piano melody with “story” Improvise piano melody with “emotion” Improvise piano melody with chord progression Improvise piano melody and bass line Improvise piano harmony
Technique Hand positions Piano arm/ finger technique Playing dynamics Wrist Rolls, pedal Scales, chord progressions, arpeggios
Song Selection Select 1 song outside of piano books Select 1 song out of teacher selections Select 1 song in a different style
Performance Perform 2 songs Perform 2 songs Recital
Listening/Interpreting Melodic phrasing Dynamic changes Major and minor Emotional expression
Technology Metronome Record songs Youtube Record songs Record songs
Community Discuss student involvement Encourage student participation Suggest student attend community musical event Student performs in recital open to community
Discussion Discuss questions about piano basics Discuss musical emotions (how to play) Discuss chord progressions/theory basics Discuss performance experience Discuss student achievement
Assessment Goals Student: Practice, Understand concepts. Teacher:Develop relationship.Curriculum:Suggested changes. Student:Explains concepts. Teacher:Lead discussion. Curriculum:Suggested changes. Student:Asks questions, solves problems. Teacher: Helps student find answer. Curriculum:Suggested changes. Student: Teaches concepts. Teacher: Gives feedback. Curriculum: Suggested changes. Student: Performs concepts. Teacher:Encourages continuation of musical progression
Songwriting The staff, teacher writes melody and rhythms, student practices Student writes melody and rhythms. Scales/key sig. Minor scales/key signatures. Chords Harmony accompaniment. Combine melody and harmony (chords).