5th Beginning Band Sessions Wednesday @ 11:30 am
  • How to Practice On Your Own
    Materials Needed
    Music Stand
    Small Mirror (Bathroom Mirror works too)
    To check embouchure or stick technique
    Metronome
    Pencil
    Optional- Fingering Chart

    What to DO
    Warm-Up
    Rhythm Exercise
    Breathing
    Scale Exercise
    Chorale
    Site Reading Activity
    Music Repetoire Practice
    Pick something to focus on.
    *Tips: After learning a performance piece, memorize the first and last measure.

    How to Break Down Your Music
    Step 1) Look at the beginning of your piece
    Identify your...
    Clef
    Key Signature
    Time Signature
    Tempo
    Dynamics
    Style Markings


    Step 2) Pick a sections of music and break it down into chunks. Always practice with a metronome.
    Chunk it!
    Start with 2 Measures
    Rhythm
    Clap and count
    Note Name and Fingerings
    Play on Instrument
    Repeat the process with the next 2 Measures
    Combine into 4m Chunk


    Run through without making a mistake. Double check your rhythm and note names. Once you reach 8 measure chunks try the rule of 7. Do not move onto something new until you have run through that section 7 times perfectly. Perfect practice makes a perfect performance.
    *Still having trouble? SLOW it down! BREAK it down. You got this!

  • Last Day of School

    Beginning Band Lesson Plan Week of May 18th

     

    This week we will be reviewing what you have learned in class. Join our zoom meeting to play in a game of Jeopardy for our final time together of the school year! If you are unable to join the zoom meeting, review what you have learned in class on your own. 

  • Our Final Performance

    5th Beginning Band Lesson Plan Week of May 11th - OUR FINAL PERFORMANCE

     

    Record yourself playing 'Camptown Races', on page 14 #62, of Essential Elements. This recording is due anytime THIS FRIDAY, May 15th. Submit your recording to kaitlyn.fowler@dvusd.org 

     

    This week on our Zoom Meeting, Wednesdays at 11:30am, we will be reviewing what Dynamic of the piece and perform parts in zoom of #62 (Want to play 1 measure? 2? The whole thing? GO for it!)

    Things to look out for:

    Rhythm - What is a tie?

    Pitches - Note Names and Fingerings (What key are we in? Concert Bb?)

    Dynamics - What does the 'mf' stand for?

    Tempo - Allegro (What does Allegro mean?)

    Roadmap - Repeat signs


  • 5th Beginning Band Lesson Plan Week of May 4th

     

    Record yourself playing 'Camptown Races', on page 14 #62, of Essential Elements. This recording is due NEXT FRIDAY, May 15th. Submit your recording to kaitlyn.fowler@dvusd.org

     

    This week on our Zoom Meeting, Wednesdays at 11:30am, we will be reviewing what Dynamic of the piece and how to read the rhythm of #62

    Things to look out for:

    Rhythm - Measure 3 has a rhythm that we havent practiced too much of. Can you figure it out on your own?

    Pitches - Note Names and Fingerings (What key are we in? Concert Bb or Concert Eb?)

    Dynamics - What does the 'mf' stand for?

    Tempo - Allegro (What does Allegro mean?)

    Roadmap - Repeat signs


  • LESson Plan 5th Beginning Band week of April 27th

     

     

    Zoom Meetings on Wednesday's at 11:30-11:45am

    Pick one of the exercises from last week to practice on your instrument for this week. Then...

     

    Download and Play Music Bingo!

     

    MUSIC BINGO


  • Lesson Plan 5th Grade Beginning Band Week of April 20th

    Objective: I can review the note concert 'A' and 'G' on my instrument.

    Assignment: Answer the Questions for Assignment Week of April 20th

    Live Session will begin this Wednesday at 2:00-2:15 for 5th Grade Beginning Band. I will be emailing a Zoom invitation to all 5th grade Band students so that you can join the meeting for any questions pertaining to band

    **If you do not have your instrument at least clap and count through each exercise. You can ever clap and count your scale warm-up. If you are a wind player (Brass/Woodwinds) when expected to be on your instruments you can clap while also using air and tounging.

    Need a reminder on how to read notes and rhythms? Go to this website below to review...

    Music Games Link

    (Students are only to work on specials for 15 minutes but for band students I have given them at least 30 minutes of practice material. To warm up on our instruments it takes more than 15 minutes to do so! If you only have a 15 minute time span, do one rhythm warm-up, one scale warm-up, and pick two things to practice out of Muisc Rep)

    PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS
    *If the tempo is too fast you can always slow down the metronome speed and practice slower until you can work up to the noted bpm.

    RHYTHM PACKET
    CHART 1: PICK 3 LINES TO PRACTICE WITH A METRONOME SET TO 90 BPM (WHAT DO YOU THINK BPM STANDS FOR?). EACH BEAT REPRESENTS A QUARTER NOTE OR A "TA"
    STEP 1) PICK THE 3 LINES YOU WANT TO PRACTICE
    STEP 2) CLAP AND COUNT YOUR FIRST LINE. DO NOT MOVE ONTO PLAYING ON YOUR INSTRUMENT IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE.
    STEP 3) PLAY THE FIRST LINE ON YOUR INSTRUMENT. DO NOT MOVE ONTO STEP 4 IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE.
    STEP 4) CLAP AND COUNT YOUR 2ND LINE.... (CONTINUE THE PROCESS WITH YOUR 3RD CHOSEN LINE).
    Breathing
    With a metronome set to 90 bpm. Each beat represents a quarter note.
    Breath in 4
    Breath out 8
    Do this at least 4 times

    Breath in 4
    Breath out 16
    Do this at least 2 times

    Breath in 2
    Breath out 8
    Do this at least 2 times

    Breath in 1
    Breath out 8
    Do this at least 2 times

    Let out a BIG sigh!

    Warm-Ups
    Scale Exercise: Essential Elements page 18, #86. Tone Builder with Metronome set to 80 bpm
    *Dont have your book? Play 4 Quarter Notes on a concert F followed by a Whole Note on descending pitches using a Bb Concert Scale starting on the 5th scale degree F. (If your first note on your instrument is not called Bb but is C or G what is the 5th note on your instrument ascending from your starter note?)
    Example:
    FFFF , Eb
    FFFF , D
    FFFF , C
    FEbDC, Bb


    Sight Reading Exercise: Essential Elements pg. 7, #25 Lightly Row

    Optional Work: pg 12, Chorale

    Music Rep

    Essential Elements pg. 9, #33

    Essential Elements Pg. 11, #49, 50, and 51

    Mickey Mouse March
    21-29


  • 5th Grade Band Week of Aril 13th 2020

    Objective: I can practice from home what I did in Band! 

    **If you do not have your instrument at least clap and count through each exercise. You can ever clap and count your scale warm-up. If you are a wind player (Brass/Woodwinds) when expected to be on your instruments you can clap while also using air and tounging.

    Need a reminder on how to read notes and rhythms? Go to this website below to review...

    Music Games Link

     

    Practice Expectations

    *If the tempo is too fast you can always slow down the metronome speed and practice slower until you can work up to the noted bpm.

    Rhythm Packet
    Chart 1: Pick 3 lines to practice with a Metronome set to 90 Bpm (what do you think Bpm stands for?). Each beat represents a quarter note or a "ta"
    Step 1) Pick the 3 lines you want to practice
    Step 2) Clap and Count your first line. Do not move onto playing on your instrument if you make a mistake.
    Step 3) Play the first line on your instrument. Do not move onto step 4 if you make a mistake.
    Step 4) Clap and Count your 2nd line.... (Continue the process with your 3rd chosen line).

    Breathing
    With a metronome set to 90 bpm. Each beat represents a quarter note. 
    Breath in 4
    Breath out 8
    Do this at least 4 times

    Breath in 4
    Breath out 16
    Do this at least 2 times

    Breath in 2
    Breath out 8
    Do this at least 2 times

    Breath in 1
    Breath out 8
    Do this at least 2 times

    Let out a BIG sigh!

    Warm-Ups
    Scale Exercise: Essential Elements page 18, #86. Tone Builder with Metronome set to 80 bpm
    *Dont have your book? Play 4 Quarter Notes on a concert F followed by a Whole Note on descending pitches using a Bb Concert Scale starting on the 5th scale degree F. (If your first note on your instrument is not called Bb but is C or G what is the 5th note on your instrument ascending from your starter note?)
    Example:
    FFFF , Eb
    FFFF , D
    FFFF , C
    FEbDC, Bb


    Sight Reading Exercise: Essential Elements pg 8, #31 Mozart Melody

    Optional Work: pg 12, Chorale

    Music- Repertoire
    Review: Essential Elements

    pg 9, #33 Deep Pockets- New Note
    pg 10, #42 Skip To My Lou

    Mickey Mouse March Measure 1-21

     

  • 5th Grade Band Week of April 6th: Homemade Instruments

    For this week we will be focusing on enrichment activities and making homemade instruments! Pick ONE of these options below to create an instrument of your choice. 

    Click the link below after creating your instrument to practice reviewing note values. Some of these values you may have not seen yet. Try your best to play the duration of notes you do know! Take out your band instrument to continue to review on Music Theory. This week we will ease back into using our band instruments and reviewing music we have learned. Next week we will be going of pages out of Essential Elements and Mickey Mouse March.

    Note Value Review

     

     

     Do you want to show Ms. Fowler your creation? Email an image of your instruments to kaitlyn.fowler@dvusd.org

     

    Popsicle Stick Harmonica

    Click the Link below to view the video for this project!

    DIY POPSICLE STICK HARMONICA VIDEO

    Difficulty: Easy

    Materials Needed

    • 2 wide popsicle sticks
    • 2 rubber bands or pieces of string
    • A piece of paper the same width as the popsicle sticks
    • 1 toothpicks cut in half

     

    Assembly Instructions

    Step 1) Sandwich the Popsicles around the piece of paper. 

    Step 2) Insert one piece of toothpick inside each end of your sandwich so that the pieces go widthwise

    Step 3) Wrap rubber bands or strings around each end of the popsicle sticks. Make sure the rubber bands/strings are placed just beyond the toothpicks around your popsicle sandwich. 

    Step 4) Hold your popsicle sticks at the ends and blow in between. 

     

    Easter Egg Maracas

    DIY EASTER EGG MARACA VIDEO LINK

    Diificulty: Medium

    Materials Needed:

    • 1 Easter Egg casing
    • 2 Tbs Shaker Filling. Options Include: 
      • Popcorn Kernels
      • Dry Beans
      • Dry Rice
    • 2 plastic spoons
    • 1 roll of Masking tape
    • Markers to Decorate

     

    Assembly Instructions:

    Step 1) Open one egg casing. 

    Step 2) Measure out 2 Tbs of Shaker Filling. Place filling inside one half of the egg casing. 

    Step 3) Place the empty egg casing on top of the filled egg casing half. Close it tight. 

    Step 4) Place your filled egg between your two spoon heads so that the spoons are facing each other with the egg in between.

    Step 5) Use masking tape to combine the spoons and egg around the entire area of the egg. 

    Step 6) Use markers to decorate over the masking tape to create your own personalized maraca!

    Step 7) Make music!!! 

     

    Balloon Bongos

    BALLOON BONGO DRUM VIDEO LINK

    Difficulty: Hard

    Materials Needed

    • 2 Cups or Empty Soup Cans
    • 2 Balloons
    • 2 Rubber Bands
    • Scissors
    • 2 Spoons

    Assembly Instructions:

    Step 1) Take your Scissors and cut off the piece of the balloon that you would normally use to tie it if full of air. 

    Step 2) Take one cup and stretch the balloon over the opening of your cup/soup can

    Step 3) Use a rubber band to secure the balloon around the rim of the cup

    Step 4) Create the second Balloon Bongo with the remaining materials

    Step 5) Set up your cups so the high drum is to the right of yourself and the low sounding drum is the the left. 

    Step 6) Grab those spoons and start playing!

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