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NPR + neat music

February 14, 2012
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hello everyone!

here is a link to some NPR stuff for 8th period.

podcast is right here.

8th period “A Prairie Home Companion” if you could not listen to it go here.  then click on anything underneath “Audio Highlights” near the center of the page.  listen to the “Mom” if you can.

6th period download music here (new music) for the new tune.

watch this video (mainly listen).  Trombone Shorty is awesome.


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long weekend

February 10, 2012
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3rd period check grades on monday.  i will be updating them over this weekend

4th – check out the brazilian rhythms 1-6 with Ivete’s video (posted earlier)

6th – F major scale treble and bass clef for tuesday.  print out music by wednesday

8th – listen to NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,”  also check grades on monday.  you can listen at 5 pm on saturday right here.  answer these questions:

  • what is “A Prairie Home Companion?”
  • what is the broadcast about?
  • did you listen to 10 minutes

have a great weekend!!


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Grades and More (wait until 2:41…)

February 8, 2012
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3rd period

find pictures for the following: surdo (all three), caixa (there are a few kinds), repique, chocalho, agogo, alfia, timbal.  label them and put them in your binder.

due next wednesday.  also, PRINT OFF THE TUNES I WANT YOU TO!!! SOME OF YOU STILL HAVE NOT!!  CHECK OUT YOUR GRADES!!!

i am not sure if anyone ever watched this the first time, but here it is again.

this one is good too.  4th period try to clap any of the new 6 rhythms we learned along with this!!  IT IS SO MUCH FUN!

all other grades should be updated by tonight.


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Short Week Assignments and MORE!

February 7, 2012
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homework update!

3rd period

-what is an orixa!?  DUE TUESDAY!!!  playing test on thursday.

4th period

-notate all intervals for example number 2 using b-flat and b-natural.

-small quiz on thursday. (notate intervals, aural skills)

8th period

– i left some stuff at school and did not get to this until now

-vocab test on thursday: chapter 3 and 4 plus 5 new tempos.

Chapter 3 worksheet

Chapter 4 vocab

EVERYBODY CHECK OUT THIS DRUMMER!!  YES!


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3rd period recordings on soundcloud

February 3, 2012
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this is what we laid down today.


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Don Cornelius

February 1, 2012
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the creator of soul train passed away today.  please read this article.

here is a pretty awesome video.  get ready to have your face melted around 3:28.  BE SURE TO WATCH THE WHOLE CLIP!

MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY!!  PRINT THE STUFF YOU NEED TO!!!  LOOK UP THE WORDS YOU NEED TO.

BUT OVERALL, HAVE AN EXTREMELY WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!


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A Music Educator with a strong love for percussion. At Lane Tech we work on building confidence and proficiency in music. You can reach me at aflygt@cps.edu. Be sure to follow us on twitter!!! @LaneTechHSMusic. THIS IS NOT A COMMUNICATION AVENUE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS.

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