Finished taking the OKLAHOMA! test last week. If students did badly on the test, they should see me in person to request a time to review the material and try a makeup test.
We concluded our study of Minstrel Shows and the music of Stephen Foster. We discussed the popularity of this racist show and how its popularity encouraged Americans to accept it and not reflect on its ugliness. The students discussed entertainment available in 2015 that is culturally acceptable and yet upon reflection, is morally repulsive to many. Quiz on Minstrel Shows, Stephen Foster, and Copyright laws is after Thanksgiving.
Learning drumming and how to play the ukelele. We are studying the music of the Renaissance and doing an in class assignment to learn about tall the crazy instruments that were inventented 500 years ago.
Drumming, keyboards, NoteFlight Notation Software, and learning about music through the song and rhythms of India. We are playin Anilae Anilae on keyboards and learning a 5 beat rhythm.