Talent Show rescheduled for May 29th at 9:00 AM.
8th grade. We've played the chord changes and melodies of the blues, and now we've written original lyrics. This week we're listening to the music of Robert Johnson and talking about the development of the American Musical. We'll finish American Musicals and move on to the music of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland. Contemporary Music Project starting soon, and Final test is in May.
7th grade Students are learning about the music of the Classical Age, and about Mozart in particular. We are learning to play the theme from his Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik. We are watching an edited version of the movie Amadeus. If the kids miss an episode, they can see it by clicking here. (they should know the password already, this is not for internet distribution, only for this class)
6th grade Students are finishing up their study of the music of Brazil. We've learned Capoeira, Samba, and most of the instruments. Students are responsible for learning to play "BAMBU" on the keyboard. We'll be choosing which instrument they want to make next week and get started making our authentic instruments soon.