Mr. KennedyMusic and Coding

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- General Resources
- Performance Music
- Middle School Music
- 6th Grade Coding
- 4th and 5th Grade Band


General Resources

MuseScore
MuseScore is a free music notation software that you can use to write and play music. You can also search for and download songs that other people have written or recreated (including songs from video games), then play or edit them.

  • Click HERE to go to the MuseScore website.
  • Click HERE to go to the page where you can search for and download sheet music created and uploaded by other users.

Metronomes
On-line metronomes that will help keep a steady beat for practicing.

  • Metronome Online – a basic metronome with text tempo markings for reference.
  • Online-Stopwatch Metronome – a metronome that replicates the classic pendulum style metronome and also includes text tempo markings for reference.
  • Metronome from 8Notes.com – a metronome where you can set the exact tempo, include an accent on the downbeat of 2, 3, or 4 beat measures, and select from several drum style samples to play along to.

Performance Music – 2nd Semester

Projected Lessons

Current Bi-Weekly Practice Cycle:

  • Set Bi-Weekly Goal: Monday, February 4
  • Check-In Performance: Monday, February 11
  • Bi-Weekly Performance (Journal and Reflection due): Friday, February 15

Practice Journals

  • Click HERE for practice and journal information.
  • Click HERE for the practice journal and reflection questions packet.
  • Click HERE for an Excel version of the practice journal and reflection questions packet that you can download and edit (type into).

PARENTS: Click HERE for the class syllabus.


Middle School Music - 3rd Quarter

7th Grade Music

  • STUDENTS: Click HERE to log into your Office 365 account, through which you can access the class’s OneNote Class Notebook, which includes the class schedule.
  • PARENTS: Click HERE for read only access to the Content Library of the Class Notebook, which includes the class schedule.

8th Grade Music

  • STUDENTS: Click HERE to log into your Office 365 account, through which you can access the class’s OneNote Class Notebook, which includes the class schedule.
  • PARENTS: Click HERE for read only access to the Content Library of the Class Notebook, which includes the class schedule.

 


6th Grade Coding - 3rd Quarter

  • STUDENTS: Click HERE to log into your Office 365 account, through which you can access the class’s OneNote Class Notebook.
  • STUDENTS: Click HERE for the Learning.com login page.
  • PARENTS: Click HERE for read only access to the Content Library of the Coding Class – Class Notebook, which includes the class schedule

4th and 5th Grade Band

The Weekly Lesson Schedule is as follows:

      •      Monday: Percussion (Drums)
      •      Tuesday: Trumpet
      •      Wednesday: Flutes
      •      Thursday: Clarinets, Alto Saxophones
      •      Friday: Low Brass (Baritones and Trombones)

Lesson Books

Each student needs Book 1 of the “Standard of Excellence – Comprehensive Band Method” series. The book retails for $6.95 for the standard version, and $10.50 for the Enhanced version ($11.50 for Enhanced Percussion books). The enhanced version includes 2 CDs of accompaniments students can practice and play along with, and one year of access to the on-line iPas system, which can record a student’s playing and let them know what areas of the music they need to improve on. The CD’s make practicing at home more inviting and can help the student to be more successful.

You can purchase the book through various sources, including Ellis Music Company in Bethel, VT. (Ellis delivers to the school every Thursday, though items usually need to be ordered a few days in advance in order for Ellis to have them ready in time for that week’s delivery.) You can call Ellis Music at (802) 234-6400 or order the book through their web site at the links below. (Be sure to select the book for your child’s instrument.)

Standard of Excellence – Comprehensive Band Method: Standard Version
Standard of Excellence – Comprehensive Band Method: Enhanced Version

Instrument Accessories, Repairs, Etc.

Here are some options for accessories (reeds, oils, books, etc.) or instrument repairs: