Grade 10 Music
The overall themes for our work in Appreciation will be "Music in Media" and "Music in Society".
We will approach these themes in a variety of ways:
Discussion, Viewing of Various Media, Research Projects and Oral Presentations.
We will begin with a research project.
RESEARCH PROJECT: MUSIC IN ISOLATION
We are living in extraordinary times.
An era which will be remembered in history when time stood still and we were forced to stand apart...isolated.
Yet, while we are separated, musicians and artists have been inspired to come together (virtually) and produce music…and these collaborations exemplify the tenacity and creativity of the human spirit.
With this in mind, I have begun to create a collection of pieces recorded in isolation.
Your task is to help me add to this list.
Follow this link for complete step-by-step instructions and a data collection chart:
Part of our in-class and virtual work will revolve around the discussion of various topics in music - your personal tastes, popular trends, etc.
You are responsible for completing this work...and for sharing your insights with the class.
This will become even more valuable as we move to a hybrid model.
Please follow the group chat on TEAMS.
Stay connected! Stay engaged!
In addition, we will be viewing several pieces of media during this unit.
Please download the Viewing Log to take notes and jot down your impressions.
Students must select and perform a piece of music on an instrument of their choice.
Instruments could include: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, or Keyboard Instrument.
All songs selections must be discussed with me and must demonstrate competence at your level.
Now, while all students will be learning how to play an instrument -
Everyone will be working at a different level!
This is okay.
We will determine a base line and then you will be marked according to your progress from that point.
Here is a rubric which will be used in the marking of the Performance Competency:
Let's get started!
Here is the first video in my "Basic Guitar" series:
Chords and Progressions are the building blocks of all songs...reviewing them is essential!
Here is a link to the Beginner Guitar Tabs and Songs which I distributed in class!!
All vocalists must see me with regard to selecting repertoire.
Songs may be from any genre - however, they must be school appropriate and at a Secondary IV level.
As well, singers must observe all COVID19 regulations as they pertain to singing in the classroom.
Resources will be added as needed.
All musicians must produce one Personal Assessment and one Peer Assessment per term.
These documents will be uploaded at the end of Term 1.
All students are required to submit a Chrome Music Lab Part 1!
Please follow my instructions and send me the link in TEAMS as soon as possible.
This is the first step of the process.
Here is a link to a short instructional video!!