Monthly Archives: November 2012

Instrument Families Images

Some pictures of the various instrument families. Advertisements

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Listening Map – Mussorgsky’s “Promenade”

This is one of my favorite lessons. I’ve taught it in class before, and I have used it in several of my college courses as well. I have included all the elements needed to teach this lesson. If you use … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Thanksgiving Lesson Plan – Guitars

This is a lesson I did in my pre-internship, created by the cooperating teacher Mrs. Vera. I do not think she would mind if I shared it. The lesson would include slides of the story of the pilgrims, and the … Continue reading

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Voice Classification

John Cooksey (1999) and Lynne Gackle (2006) Steps for Classifying the Voice Group Classification for Males All students sing America in a key that will designate the phase of voice change. For example, playing in the key of F will … Continue reading

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Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer

I came across this the other day while going through some of my papers from college. I do not recall where I got all this information, if I copied it from somewhere or took it from my brain, but I … Continue reading

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Classroom Control – Starting Class

Often one of the most difficult and daunting aspects of a class period is actually starting the class period. Here are a few tips and tricks that I have found to be working for me lately. If you have anything … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Kids do some surprising things sometimes! Today my last class was a middle school beginning guitar class. The students were all packed up and ready to go, some were playing the piano, and everyone was ready to get home to … Continue reading

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