Daily Vocabulary:
160. NEUTRAL KEY SIGNATURE – a key signature without sharps or flats; the key of C
161. RELATIVE KEYS – keys that have the same key signature but different tonics (for example, C major and A minor)
162. BLUES SCALE – a scale with six notes per octave, it is based on the pentatonic scale with an added note in between the 3rd and 4th scale degrees of the pentatonic

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
151. FLAT – a symbol to the left of the notehead that notates a pitch a half step lower than the pitch would otherwise be indicated
158. FLAT KEY SIGNATURE – a key signatures containing a flat or flats
159. SHARP KEY SIGNATURE – a key signature containing a sharp or sharps

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
155. CHROMATICALLY – referring to a scale or passage using every single note within an octave including accidentals
156. KEY – the specification of a tonal center to music
157. KEY SIGNATURE – the sharp or flat signs immediately following the clef sign at the beginning of the staff (or the absence of sharps or flats), indicating the key in which the music is played

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
152. NATURAL – a symbol to the left of the notehead that cancels any previous accidental. The note is played normally.
153. ENHARMONIC EQUIVALENT – two notes that are identical in pitch but written differently, such C# and Db
154. POCO MOTO – a musical direction that translates to “(with) a bit of motion”, this means to adjust the tempo for expression

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
149. ACCIDENTALS – any of the various signs that indicate the alteration of a note by a half step (or more) or the cancellation of those signs.
150. SHARP – a symbol to the left of the notehead that notates a pitch a half step higher than the pitch would otherwise be indicated
151. FLAT – a symbol to the left of the notehead that notates a pitch a half step lower than the pitch would otherwise be indicated

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
146. WESTERN MUSIC – the historical and modern music of the Western Hemisphere (Western Europe and Americas)
147. HALF STEP – the smallest interval traditionally used in western music. On the guitar a half step is the interval of one fret
148. WHOLE STEP – the interval of two half steps

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
143. POSITION SCALES – scales that try to keep the scale pattern in one position or to switch between positions easily
144. ROOT – the note which gives a chord its name
145. MUSIC THEORY – the study of the elements of music including pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, notation, and beyond

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
141. FIRST POSITION – the position for the range of notes on the frets starting with the first finger on the first fret
142. OPEN POSITION – the position for the notes on the frets starting with the first finger on the first fret but specifically when open strings are used (see first position)

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit V – Accidentals
  5. Blues Improvisation and Busy Blues Progression

Daily Vocabulary:
138. TONIC – the note which gives a scale or key its name. It is the first note of a scale pattern and the tonal center
139. MOVABLE SCALE – a scale that does not use open strings and therefore can be moved up the fingerboard to different positions
140. POSITION – on the fretboard, a set of consecutive frets (usually four, to match the left hand fingers), across all the strings. When positions are numbered (i.e. fifth position, seventh position, etc.) the numbers refer to the fret number that the first finger occupies

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit IV Melodies/Accompaniments – Frere Jacques, Sakura, On Top of Old Smokey, Seasonal Duets

Daily Vocabulary:
135. DUO – two players performing together
136. SYSTEM – a grouping staves that are bracketed together at the beginning and have bar lines that extend to connect the staves. The staves are to be played simultaneously.
137. TRIPLET – a group of three notes where each note is two thirds of the original value.

Objective(s): Students will to respond to music notation on the first five strings of the guitar by performing exercises and simple melodies (Unit IV of Book). Students will perform open chords (Principal progressions in Am, G, C, D, Dm, & A). Students will perform simple first position scales (C, Am, Open Pentatonic). Students will partner for Seasonal Duet preparation and practice.

Activities:

  1. Group Tune / Daily Vocab
  2. Warm Ups – 1234, 1243, etc., Spider, Triplet
  3. Review – Scales, Round, Chords (strum construct)
  4. Unit IV Melodies/Accompaniments – Frere Jacques, Sakura, On Top of Old Smokey, Seasonal Duets