Were You Listening?? Listed below is the outline we will follow for Exploratory Music. Projects listed generally have a point value of 100 or higher and not completing them could have a major (negative) effect on your final grade! Any term listed on this sheet may be included in a “Were You Listening” check, so please let me know if there is something you are not sure about. Since sometimes the classes do not remain in class for the same number of days, units may be reduced or eliminated to fit the schedule Unit 1 Tejano and Multicultural Music, Selena Terms to remember: Fusion music, Crossover music, Tejano =folk music+ country music+ pop music, Multicultural=created from many cultures Selena facts: see movie guide Additional info: Home-schooled after age 14, Grammy for Best Latin Performance in 1993, designed her own clothing line, worked with the DARE program, member of the Jehovah Witness faith, family included Abraham (dad), Marcella (mom), AB (brother), Suzette (sister) Project: Selena Biography Book Viewing: “Selena” Unit 2 Elements of Music Terms to remember: Note and rests--whole through 16th, time signature, Treble clef, Bass clef, musical staff, bar line, ledger line, notes on the Treble and bass clef, Grand Staff, beat, rhythm, music alphabet (A-G) Additional facts: Music=sound and silence, ear-nose and throat are all related systems, music is all around us (STOMP), music is connected to Math (counting, note value), science (mechanics of producing sound), Language/Art (painting a “sound” picture with a song) Projects: Flashcard Quiz, Rhythm Composition, STOMP Composition Viewing: “STOMP Out Loud” Unit 3 Voice 101 Terms to remember: Sollfegge (“sol-fedge”), pitch, tessitura (range of a voice), octave, interval, scale, voice parts (Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto Contralto, Cambiata I and II, Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone, Bass), “Scal-es-thentics” (physical pitch signs), octavo, mood, tempo, dynamics Project: Class will perform a 3-part octavo Unit 4 Music History Terms to remember: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary/20th Century (time periods), Secular, Sacred, Monophonic, Polyphonic, Counterpoint, Symphony, Concerto, Aria, Opera, Oratorio, Musical, Libretto Additional facts: We will also be looking at the connections between the music of various time periods and the art, inventions and world events of the same era. Project: Music History 4X4 Poster Unit 6 Drama/Musical Theatre Terms: handout sheet will be provided Project: Students will be able to present a monologue and a small ensemble scene. Additional Activities: Rhythm Bingo, Encore game, Karaoke day, Commercial challenge, Beethoven or Mozart Bash ** Please note that due to a varying number of days in each block rotation, some units may be shortened or eliminated.