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Lesson Plan By James Garcia

 

Date Taught:  March 30, 2004

 

Date Prepared:  March 28, 2004

Cooperating Teacher:  Mr. Daniel Long

School:  Twin Valley High School

School District:  Twin Valley School District

Grade Level:  9-12

Type of Lesson: Instrumental Music:  Flute Sectional Rehearsal.

 

Concepts:

Rhythm: various rhythms including syncopated rhythms.

Dynamics: dynamic contrast.

 

NATIONAL STANDARDS:

2. Content Standard: Performing on instruments, alone and with others…

     a. perform on pitch and in rhythm…

     c. perform expressively a varied repertoire…

     f. perform independent instrument parts while others…

 

5. Content Standard: Reading and notating music.

     a.  read whole, half…

     c.  identify symbols…

 

OBJECTIVES:

1.  The students will be able to play band literature with good tone, and intonation.

2.  The students will be able to play melody and harmony parts in band literature with accurate pitch rhythm, articulation, and dynamics.

 

MATERIALS:

1.  Various band instruments, music stands, and chairs.

2.  Various band music selections.

3.  Chromatic tuner and metronome.

4.  Flute Exercise Handout by Jim Garcia

5.  Instrument Music Lesson by Mr. Long.

 

TEACHING PROCESS:

Teaching a Flute Sectional Rehearsal

Warm-Up

1.  Distribute the Flute Exercise Handout to the flute students.

2.  Discuss the following points to the students:

  • Breathing.  Practice deep breathing and ensure you fill your diaphragm with air.  Not your upper chest area.
  • Air Support.  Exhale your air with a hissing or “ss” sound.  Notice how your lower diaphragm muscles move outward as you make the “ss” sound.  When playing flute you must exert these muscles constantly to produce proper air support.
  • Play long tones.  Playing long tones on a daily basis will help develop good breathing and good air support which is essential for tone quality, intonation, and to play in the third octave range of the flute.
  • Play Bb scale two octaves.  Play the Bb scale for two octaves beginning on the low Bb.  Play whole notes where the 1/4 note = 60 mm.
  • Play the following long tone exercise (see attached Flute Exercise Handout).  Where the 1/4 note = 60 mm.

 

Instrumental Music Lesson

3.  Collect Instrument Music Lesson sheets from individual students.

  • Allow each student to practice assigned scale and arpeggio at least one time.
  • Ask each student to play assigned scale and arpeggio.
  • Assign the next scale on the assignment lesson sheet.

 

Rehearse Band Music

3.  Rehearse selected band music as necessary to improve the following musical aspects:

  • Dynamics.
  • Staccato Articulation.
  • Flute fingerings for notes in the third octave: G, Ab, Bb, B, and C.
  • Form.  First and second endings, D. C., D. S, and Coda markings.

Assessment:

1.  The students are able to play band literature with good tone, and intonation.

2.  The students are able to play melody and harmony parts in band literature with accurate pitch rhythm, articulation, and dynamics.

 

 

 

Criterion

Achievement Level

Criterion 1

Student plays selected band literature with good tone and intonation.

Excellent.  No mistakes.

Very Good.  Minimal mistakes.

Adequate. Several mistakes

Unprepared. Numerous mistakes.

Criterion 2

Student plays selected band literature with accurate pitch, rhythm, articulation, and dynamics.

Excellent.  No mistakes.

Very Good.  Minimal mistakes.

Adequate. Several mistakes

Unprepared. Numerous mistakes.

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Student Handout
Flute Exercises

 

Performing the following exercises daily will help improve tone, intonation, and your ability to play in the third octave range of the flute:

  • Breathing.  Practice deep breathing and ensure you fill your diaphragm with air.  Not your upper chest area.
  • Air Support.  Exhale your air with a hissing or “ss” sound.  Notice how your lower diaphragm muscles move outward as you make the “ss” sound.  When playing flute you must exert these muscles constantly to produce proper air support.
  • Play long tones.  Playing long tones on a daily basis will help develop good breathing and good air support which is essential for tone quality, intonation, and to play in the third octave range of the flute.
  • Play Bb scale two octaves.  Play the Bb scale for two octaves beginning on the low Bb.  Play whole notes where the 1/4 notes = 60 mm.
  • Play the following long tone exercise.  Where the 1/4 note = 60 mm.

 

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