INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY-ASSIGNMENTS

 Please email me with any questions at jek@isd2135.k12.mn.us

ASSIGNMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 7-10, 2010:

Workbook pp. 3-22: The Staff; Time Signatures & Basic Note/Rest Values; Ties & Slurs; Repeat Signs; First & Second Endings

Theory 1: Grand Staff Pitch & Rhythm Identification

Testing over Keyboard knowledge

Rhythmic and Melodic Dictation Practice (beat level)

Interval practice: Major and minor 2nds

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 13-17, 2010:

Workbook pp. 23-30: Dotted Quarter & Eighth Notes/Rests; Accidentals

Theory 3: Enharmonics

Rhythmic and Melodic Dictation Practice (division level)

Interval practice: Major and minor 2nds- EXAM ON FRIDAY

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 20-24, 2010:

Workbook pp. 31-42: Whole & Half Steps; Chromatic & Major Scales; Major Keys; Key Signatures

Workbook pp. 51-52: Diatonic Intervals

Theory 4: Introduction to the Major Scale

Theory 5: Pentatonic and Whole Tone Scales

Theory 6: Introduction to Intervals

Distribution of Music Listening Materials (when they arrive this week)

Rhythmic and Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)

Interval practice: Major and minor 2nds & 3rds

Keys and Key Signature Exam: Major Keys - Exam on Friday

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 28- OCTOBER 1, 2010:

No class on Monday, due to teacher workshop

Workbook pp. 43-50: Dynamics, D.C. & D.S., Coda & Fine Markings; Tempo Markings & Other Symbols; Dotted-Eighth & Sixteenth Notes/Rests

Theory 7: Calculating Diatonic Intervals

Theory 8: Calculating Chromatic Intervals

Read Listening Contest manual pp. 9-12 (Baroque Period)- QUIZ on Friday over the written material

Practice listening and identifying your listening pieces

Rhythmic and Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)

Interval practice: Major and minor 2nds & 3rds

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR OCTOBER 4-8, 2010:

Workbook pp. 53-54: Chromatic Intervals

Workbook pp. 55-58: More Time Signatures; Methods of Counting; Triplets; Syncopation

Workbook pp. 59-60:  Major Chords-Major Triads; Chords Related to a Key

Quiz on FRIDAY over Identification of "Songs" (testable title and composer sheet may be used for this quiz)

Rhythmic and Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)

Interval practice: Major and minor 2nds & 3rds- QUIZ ON FRIDAY

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR OCTOBER 11-15, 2010:

Workbook pp. 61: Chord Progressions

Theory 9: Introduction to Minor Scales and Keys

Theory 10:  Major and Minor Triad Types

Music Listening: Focus on Classic Period, pp. 13-16; Quiz on Friday over music and reading (the format for the test will be like ROUND 2 of the Listening Contest)

Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)- containing 2nds, 3rds & 4ths

Interval practice: Major and minor 2nds, 3rds, Perfect 4th

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR OCTOBER 19-20, 2010:

NO WORKBOOK OR THEORY LESSON ASSIGNMENT

Music Listening ASSIGNMENT: Write a one page paper which compares and contrasts the Baroque and Classic Period styles and music.  You may use sources outside of the Music Listening manual.  I will collect your assignments on Wednesday after school.

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR OCTOBER 25-29, 2010:

Theory 11: Keys and Chord Progressions

Theory 12:  From Triads to Four-Part Voicing

Voice Leading Practice- in class

Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)- containing 2nds, 3rds & 4ths

ASSIGNMENT FOR NOVEMBER 1-5, 2010:

Theory 13:  Some Basics To Part-Writing

Theory 14:  Introduction To Cadences

Intervals: Major and minor 2nds, 3rds, Perfect 4th-- EXAM ON MONDAY, then add the Perfect 5th

Voice Leading Practice- in class

Music Listening Contest Practice- Identification of Baroque and Classic pieces and composers- TEST ON FRIDAY (no Testable Title notes allowed; spelling counts)

Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)- containing 2nds, 3rds & 4ths

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR NOVEMBER 1-5, 2010:

Theory 13:  Some Basics To Part-Writing

Theory 14:  Introduction To Cadences

Intervals: Major and minor 2nds, 3rds, Perfect 4th-- EXAM ON MONDAY, then add the Perfect 5th

Voice Leading Practice- in class

Music Listening Contest Practice- Identification of Baroque and Classic pieces and composers- TEST ON FRIDAY (no Testable Title notes allowed; spelling counts)

Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)- containing 2nds, 3rds & 4ths

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR NOVEMBER 15-19, 2010:

Theory 17:  Common Chord Progressions

Theory 18:  Inversions and Four-Note Chords

Theory 19:  Part-Writing and First/Second Inversions

Intervals: Major and minor 2nds, 3rds, Perfect 4ths and 5ths

Music Listening Contest Practice-

Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)- containing 2nds, 3rds, 4ths & 5ths

 

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 3, 2010:

Theory 20:  Dominant Seventh Chords and Inversions

Theory 21:  Minor Scales and Relative Major/minor Keys

Workbook pp. 75-77:  Natural, Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scale Types

Intervals: Major and minor 2nds, 3rds, Perfect 4ths and 5ths

Music Listening Contest Practice

Melodic Dictation Practice (division and subdivision levels)- containing 2nds, 3rds, 4ths & 5ths

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR DECEMBER 6-17, 2010:

Original Composition- Harmony First-  DUE FRIDAY, DEC 17

Music Listening Contest Practice

Intervals: Major and minor 2nds, 3rds, Perfect 4ths and 5ths- Exam on Dec 17

 

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 3, 2011:

Original Composition- Harmony First-  DUE Jan 3, 2011

Workbook Assignments:  pp. 64-66; pp. 68-69

Music Listening Contest Practice

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR JANUARY 10-14:

Workbook Assignments:  pp. 71-72 & 83:  Chord Progressions Using Major and minor chords; Chord Progressions with Inversions; Chord Progressions in minor keys

Theory 22 &  23- Four-part analysis in minor keys; Determining key

Music Listening Contest Practice