Mr. KennedyMusic and Coding


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- Performance Music
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- HASP Performance Chorus
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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

Current Bi-Weekly Cycle:

  • Set Bi-Weekly Goal: Monday, May 7
  • Check-In Performance: Friday, May 11
  • Bi-Weekly Performance (Journal and Reflection due): Friday, May 18

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).

Middle School Music

Musician Profile Presentations

  • Click HERE for directions on how to access your PowerPoint Presentation file and edit it.
  • Click HERE for the list and order of presentations. * NOTE: You will need to be logged into your Office 365 account in order to access the list.

NOTE TO PARENTS: Students are presenting to their class information about a musician of their choosing. As a part of their presentation they play a song by that artist. I will be previewing every presentation before it is shared with the class, and students are only allowed to share the "clean" or "edited" version of a song (i.e. what you would hear on the radio or TV). This being said, Mrs. Freitag and I consulted and wanted to make parents aware that the very beginning letter/sound of a censored word is often left audible after a song has been edited, and in videos where the lyrics are displayed the first letter of a censored word remains with the rest of the letters replaced by a symbol such as an * . Before the first presentation I will talk about with the students about the fact they may see or hear parts of words, and that this is something that they are likely to encounter in the real world, and that they are expected to handle it and react to it in an appropriate and mature manner. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via phone or email.

Thank You,
Mr. Kennedy

Projected Lessons

 

Week of May 7 - May 11

 

  • 6th Grade Music: Music Notation on MuseScore, Sixteenth Notes, Percussion Instruments, Music Forms: Sections
  • 7th Grade Music: Sixteenth Notes, Percussion Instruments, Music Forms: Sections, Writing a Percussion Composition with Sixteenth Notes, Music Notation on MuseScore
  • 8th Grade Music: Composing with Sixteenth Notes, Music Notation on MuseScore, Ties and Dotted Notes

Week of April 30 - May 4

  • 6th Grade Music: Eighth Notes, Time Signatures, Writing a Percussion Composition with Eighth Notes
  • 7th Grade Music: Writing a Percussion Composition with Eighth Notes, Music Notation on MuseScore, Sixteenth Notes
  • 8th Grade Music: Sixteenth Notes, Percussion Instruments, Music Forms: Sections

Week of April 23 - 27

  • 6th Grade Music: Eighth Notes, Time Signatures, Writing a Percussion Composition, Using MuseScore, Sixteenth Notes
  • 7th Grade Music: Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Time Signatures
  • 8th Grade Music: Eighth Notes, Time Signatures, Writing a Percussion Composition, Using MuseScore

6th Grade Coding

  • Click HERE for the Learning.com login page.

Projected Lessons

Week of May 7 - May 11

  • Lesson 13: Crocodile Rock (Challenges 66-70)
  • Lesson 14: Function Farm (Challenges 71-75)
  • Lesson 15: Fun-ctions (Challenges 76-80)
  • Lesson 16: Fake It 'Til You Make It (Challenges 81-85)
  • Lesson 17: It Ain't Over Until It's Over (Challenges 86-90)

Week of April 30 - May 4

  • Lesson 10: A for Array (Challenges 46 - 55)
  • Lesson 11: For Loop to the Rescue (Challenges 56 - 60)
  • Lesson 12: Iterate Mate (Challenges 61 - 65)
  • Lesson 13: Crocodile Rock (Challenges 66-70)
  • Lesson 14: Function Farm (Challenges 71-75)

Week of April 23 - 27

  • Lesson 7: Variable Valley (Challenges 31 - 35)
  • Lesson 8: Drop It (Challenges 36 - 40)
  • Lesson 9: Walk the DistanceTo (Challenges 41 - 45)

HASP Performance Chorus

  • Attention Middle School students. Do you like to sing? Join the Performance Chorus during the after-school program. Sign-up forms are available in the office, and completed forms should be turned in to the office.

HASP Coding Club