Monthly Archives: November 2013

Remix assignment

Grade 9 Students,

The GarageBand file to use is in the StudyWiz gallery called ‘Remix Assignment’.
Here are the instructions:

Mr. Kozak


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Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Grade 7 Students,

You have listened to SonnyMoon for Two and figured out the riff and what pentatonic minor scale it is. You have soloed for twenty seconds and put the recording into the StudyWiz gallery.

For example, your mp3 title would be ‘Chris SonnyMoon riff’
and
‘Chris SonnyMoon solo’

You have listened to Moanon’ and figured out the two riffs and what pentatonic minor scale it is. You have soloed for twenty seconds and put that recording into the StudyWiz gallery

For example, your mp3 title would be ‘Chris Moanin’ riff’
and
‘Chris Moanin’ solo’

Now, listen to Stevie Wonder’s Superstition.  Figure out how to play the riff. Record it and put it into the gallery. Then, record a twenty second solo and put that into the gallery, too.

For example, your mp3 title would be ‘Chris Superstition riff’
and
‘Chris Superstition solo’

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Henry Giroux on Bill Moyers

Henry Giroux was interviewed by Bill Moyers recently. He has some words to say about education at about the fifteen minute mark.

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David Suzuki’s Carbon Manifesto

For those of you who wonder why I changed my theme…

Dr. David Suzuki’s Carbon Manifesto.

Mr. Kozak


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A critique of Common Core

This high school student speaks very eloquently against Common Core standards.

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Sonnymoon for Two – vocal ad lib

Students,

Here’s a guy ad libbing/soloing/improvising with the Sonnymoon for Two melody/riff/lick/head.

Mr. Kozak

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Why Improvise?!

Grade 7 Students,

Millions of musicians have spent their lives improvising. Obviously, there must be some reason that people continue this activity, teachers teach it, and music lovers buy the music.

After researching, in your Music Journal, answer the question:

What is the value in knowing how to improvise?

Make the font 22 point so I can find it easily.

Mr. Kozak


 
 

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Sonnymoon for Two – Sonny Rollins melody and improvisation assignment

Grade 7 Students,

Today you will listen to the Sonny Rollins tune ‘Sonnymoon for Two‘. 

PHASE 1:
Record ONLY the melody/tune/head of the song by listening carefully. Use a USB keyboard with GarageBand. Export your song to the StudyWiz gallery called ‘Sonnymoon for Two’ and title it (i.e.) ‘Chloe Sonnymoon melody’

PHASE 2:
Improvise for twenty seconds in the key of Sonnymoon for Two. Record your solo and upload the mp3 to the same StudyWiz gallery called ‘Sonnymoon for Two’ and title it (i.e.) ‘Chloe Sonnymoon solo 1’. 

Mr. Kozak


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Grade 6 Rehearsal questions

Grade 6,

Please answer these questions in your Music Journal.

Tell me:
Why was there a rehearsal?
What did you do for the rehearsal?
When, where, and what time was the rehearsal?
How did you feel before the rehearsal ?How did you feel after the rehearsal? Do you feel the same?

Did you have any difficulties during the rehearsal? What were they?


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The Four Chord song-keyboard

Students,

Here are the chords for the four chord song on keyboards:

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