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 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

Projected Lessons

Week of September 17 - September 21

  • Time Signatures and Measures
  • Composing and Performing Percussion Music
  • Tone Color

Week of September 24 - September 28

  • Ties
  • Dotted Rhythms
  • Triplets
  • Composing percussion music for a specific purpose

 

Week of October 1 - October 5

  • Composing percussion music for a specific purpose
  • Practicing and performing for a specific purpose
  • Performance reflections

 

Week of October 8 - October 12

  • "Counting" in music
  • 6-8 Time Signature
  • Using Music Notation Software

Current Bi-Weekly Practice Cycle:

  • Set Bi-Weekly Goal: Monday, September
  • Check-In Performance: Friday, September
  • Bi-Weekly Performance (Journal and Reflection due): Friday, September

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

Projected Lessons

Week of September 3 - September 7

  • 7th Grade Music: Norm Setting -/- Expectations -/- Reviewing and Performing Quarter Note and Quarter Rest Rhythms and Rests
  • 8th Grade Music: Norm Setting -/- Expectations -/- Reviewing and Performing Quarter Note and Quarter Rest Rhythms and Rests

Week of September 10 - September 14

  • 7th Grade Music: Reviewing Eighth Note, Sixteenth Note, and Dotted Rhythms and Rests
  • 8th Grade Music: Reviewing Eighth Note, Sixteenth Note, and Dotted Rhythms and Rests

Week of September 17 - September 21

  • 7th Grade Music: Composing and Performing Percussion Music -/- Tempo
  • 8th Grade Music: Counting in Music -/- Composing and Performing Percussion Music -/- Tempo

Week of September 24 - September 28

  • 7th Grade Music: "Counting" in Music -/- Composing percussion music for a specific purpose -/- Writing Lyrics
  • 8th Grade Music: Performing Percussion Music -/- Writing Lyrics to existing rhythms

Week of October 1 - October 5

  • 7th Grade Music: Composing percussion music for a specific purpose -/- Practicing music for a specific purpose -/- Performing music for a specific purpose -/- Performance reflection
  • 8th Grade Music: Writing Lyrics to existing songs -/- Notating lyrics

Week of October 8 - October 12

  • 7th Grade Music: Writing Lyrics to existing rhythms -/- Writing Lyrics to existing songs
  • 8th Grade Music: Writing Lyrics then adding rhythms -/- Notating lyrics

6th Grade Coding

  • Click HERE to log into your Office 365 account and access the Coding Class - Class Notebook.
  • 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.

4th and 5th Grade Band

  • PARENTS: Click HERE for the form with information about signing up for 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)

Instrument Accessories, Repairs, Etc.

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