Mrs. Querikiol

K-12 Music

Chorus Class- o hour

 

Singing exercises your heart, lungs and releases endorphins, making you feel good.  Life is a song, so sing it!

 

 

Week of 3rd -  7th of December 2018

3rd of December ( Monday )

                       -  Article:  Imperfect Harmony:  Finding Happiness While Singing by Stacy Horn

4th of December  ( Tuesday )

                       -  Songs of Celebration Performance

5th of December  (  Wednesday )

                       -  Sight  Reading and Singing

6th of December  (  Thursday  )

                       -  Sight Reading and Singing

 7th of December  (  Friday  )

                       - Performance Day

 

 Week of 26th -  30th of November 2018

26th of November ( Monday )

                               -  Beginning Harmony

27th of November ( Tuesday )

                              -  Establishing Musical Literacy: Key Signatures; Meters; Syncopated Rhythms

28th of November ( Wednesday )

                              -  Sight Singing:  Solfege Syllables; Scales

29th of November ( Thursday )

                               -  Songs of Celebration

30th of November ( Friday )

                              -  Winter Concert Rehearsal and Performance

 

Week of 19th - 21st of November 2018

19th of November (  Monday  )

                                     -  Vocalization Techniques/Drills 

                                     -  Winter Concert Rehearsal

20th of November ( Tuesday  )

                                     -  Vocalization Techniques/Drills 

                                     -  Winter Concert Rehearsal

21st of November (  Wednesday  )

                                     -  Vocalization Techniques/Drills 

                                     -  Winter Concert Rehearsal

 

22nd  and 23rd of November-  No Classes:  Thanksgiving Day

             

Week of 13th - 16th of November 2018

                           12th of November ( Monday )

                                     -  No Class:  Veteran's Day

13th of November  (  Tuesday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

                                      -  attack and release

14th of November  (  Wednesday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

 

                                      -  attack and release

15th of November  (  Thursday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

 

                                      -  attack and release

14th of November  (  Friday  )

                                     Vocalization Techniques/Drills

                                      -  wide open vowels:  ah, eh, ee, oh, oo (  Change words throughout to "mah", "meh", "mee","moh", or "moo",etc.)

                                      -  crispy, crunchy consonants (  change words throughout to "key", "pep", "zoo", "cha", or "toes", etc.)

                                      -  ensemble intonation and balance

                                      -  phrase and breath control

 

                                      -  attack and release

 

Week of 5th - 9th of November 2018

                             5th of November  ( Monday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                             6th of November  ( Tuesday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                     -   Tone Production

                                7th of November  ( Wednesday )

                                   -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                   -  Tone Retention

                                8th  of November  ( Thursday )

                                  -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                9th  of November  ( Friday )

                                 -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                -   Tone Production

                               

Week of 29th of October -  2nd of November 2018

                             29th of October  ( Monday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                      -  Selection Practice

                            30th of October  ( Tuesday )

                                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                     -   Tone Production

                                     -  Selection Practice

                          31st of October  ( Wednesday )

                                   -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                   -  Tone Retention

                                  -  Selection Practice

                         1st of November  ( Thursday )

                                  -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                  -  Selection Practice

                        2nd of November  ( Friday )

                                 -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                                -   Tone Production

                                -  Selection Practice

 

Week of 22nd- 26th of October 2018

22nd of October  ( Monday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Selection Practice

23rd of October  ( Tuesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                     -   Tone Production

                      -  Selection Practice

24th of October  ( Wednesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Tone Retention

 

                      -  Selection Practice

25th of October  ( Thursday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Selection Practice

26th of October  ( Friday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                     -   Tone Production

                      -  Selection Practice

 

Week of 15th- 17th of October 2018

15th of October  ( Monday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Selection Practice

16th of October  ( Tuesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                     -   Tone Production

                      -  Selection Practice

17th of October  ( Wednesday )

                      -  Vocalization Techniques/ Drills

                      -  Tone Retention

                      -  Selection Practice

18th and 19th of October-  No School:  Admin Convention Days

 

Week of 8th- 12th of October 2018

8th of October     -  LYRICISM

                                                  1. Phrase shape: 1234 5432 1 ("Al-le-lu-i-a")
                                                  2. Phrase shape: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("zee... zah... zoo..." or "vee... vah... voo")
                                                  3. Agility: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("doo... lee... doo...")
                                                  4. Minor mode: 1 2 flat-3 2 1 (“na neh nee no noo”)
                                                  5. Legato: 123 234 345 1 ("doo dah dee")
                                                  6. Stepwise motion: 5434 5434 5432 1 ("do-na no-bis pa-cem")

9th of October     -   CONSONANTS

                                             1. Double consonants: 5555 54321 ("flee" or "plea")
                                             2. Double consonants: 1 3 5--4321 ("flee, flee, flah")
                                             3. Double consonants: 1-3-5-6-5-3-1 ("shoo-lah-loo-lah")
                                             4. "S" or "T" sounds: 13 24 35 46 5432 1 ("sip saw... soo" or "tip taw... too")
                                             5. "F" sounds: 1 13 2 24 3 35 4 46 5-4-3-2-1 ("fum fee... foh")
                                             6. "Y" sounds: 1 flat-3 5 flat-3 1 ("yee-yeh-yah-yoh-yoo")
                                             7. "P" sounds": 5555 5432 1 ("pah pah")
                                             8. Tongue twister: 11 22 33 44 55 44 33 22 1 ("summer sooner")

 

 

10th of October    -  Winter Concert Selection Practice

11th of October    -  Winter Concert Selection Practice

12th of October    -  Winter Concert Selection Practice

 

Week of 1st - 4th of October 2018

1st of October-                  LYRICISM

                                                  1. Phrase shape: 1234 5432 1 ("Al-le-lu-i-a")
                                                  2. Phrase shape: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("zee... zah... zoo..." or "vee... vah... voo")
                                                  3. Agility: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("doo... lee... doo...")
                                                  4. Minor mode: 1 2 flat-3 2 1 (“na neh nee no noo”)
                                                  5. Legato: 123 234 345 1 ("doo dah dee")
                                                  6. Stepwise motion: 5434 5434 5432 1 ("do-na no-bis pa-cem")

      Note:  not carried

2nd of October-                CONSONANTS

                                             1. Double consonants: 5555 54321 ("flee" or "plea")
                                             2. Double consonants: 1 3 5--4321 ("flee, flee, flah")
                                             3. Double consonants: 1-3-5-6-5-3-1 ("shoo-lah-loo-lah")
                                             4. "S" or "T" sounds: 13 24 35 46 5432 1 ("sip saw... soo" or "tip taw... too")
                                             5. "F" sounds: 1 13 2 24 3 35 4 46 5-4-3-2-1 ("fum fee... foh")
                                             6. "Y" sounds: 1 flat-3 5 flat-3 1 ("yee-yeh-yah-yoh-yoo")
                                             7. "P" sounds": 5555 5432 1 ("pah pah")
                                             8. Tongue twister: 11 22 33 44 55 44 33 22 1 ("summer sooner")

 Note:  not carried

3rd of October-                    Selection Practice

 

4th of October -                   Selection Practice

 

5th of October-                    No Class

 

Week of 24th - 28th of September 2018

24th of September                   -   Written exam on Physical Conditioning and Posture

                               -     Review:  "v” or “ng” sounds: 5555 5432 1 ("va veh vee vo voo” or “sing sing… sing—")

                                                                               “ng” sounds: 54321 ("ninga ninga noo")
                                                                                Buzzing: 1 12 3 34 5-3-1 ("vim vee... vim vim vim")

25th of September                   -  VOWELS

                                                    1.  Sustained vowels (quarter notes): 5 4 3 2 1 ("ah-leh-loo-ee-yah")
                                                    2.  Sustained vowels (half notes): 5 4 3 2 1 ("ah-leh-loo-ee-yah")
                                                    3. Vowel placement: 13 24 35 42 1 ("shoo-ee")
                                                    4. Vowel placement: 5432 1234 5432 1 ("doo bee... doo")                

 

26th of September                   -  PART-SINGING 1

                                                   1. Major scale, ascending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   2. Major scale, descending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   3.  Minor scale, ascending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   4. Minor scale, descending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                   5. Major scale, ascending and descending (sung on solfege or neutral syllable in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)

                       

27th of September                 -   PART- SINGING 2

                                                  1. Scale degrees, ascending: 1 121 12321 1234321 etc. (sung on numbers in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                  2. Scale degrees, descending: 1 171 17671 1765671 etc. (sung on numbers in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                  3. Tallis’ Canon (use text from “All Praise to You, O God, This Night” or the “Doxology,” sung in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)
                                                  4. Jubilate Deo (sung in 2-, 3-, or 4-part canon)

 

28th of September                  -  LYRICISM

                                                  1. Phrase shape: 1234 5432 1 ("Al-le-lu-i-a")
                                                  2. Phrase shape: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("zee... zah... zoo..." or "vee... vah... voo")
                                                  3. Agility: 1234 5656 5432 1 ("doo... lee... doo...")
                                                  4. Minor mode: 1 2 flat-3 2 1 (“na neh nee no noo”)
                                                  5. Legato: 123 234 345 1 ("doo dah dee")
                                                  6. Stepwise motion: 5434 5434 5432 1 ("do-na no-bis pa-cem")

 

Week of 17th - 21st of September 2018

17th of September- To help prepare the choir sing variety of intervals they may encounter in anthems

                                Interval Warm- Up Exercises:  Ascending 4th, Minor 3rd + Descending 5th,  Major 3rd + Descending 5th,  Major 3rd, Ascending 5th, Descending 5th, Descending 3rds

18th of September-  Interval Warm-Up Exercises:  Stepwise motion,  Interval training, ascending (sing on numbers), Interval training, descending (sing on                                       numbers)

19th of September-  To help the  choir about breathing and singing with proper support and control

                                  Breath Support, Staccato

                                  Steady, Sustained Breath

                                  Energy, Articulation, Arpeggio

20th of September-   To teach the choir about singing in compound meter

                                  Triple and Compound Meter:  With Turnaround, With Repeated Note, With Descending 3rd,  

21st of September-  To promote resonance or vibrations in the mouth and nasal passages

                                 "v" sounds or "ng" sounds, buzzing

 

Week 10th - 14th of September 2018

24th of September-  Exam on Physical Conditioning and Posture

Continuation of Resonance Exercise

 

10th of September-  Voice Gears ( head, mask, chest) 

11th of September-  Intonation

12th of September-  Intonation

13th of September-  Mental Toughness

14th of September-  Mental Toughness