good songs (mandatory listening assignment)

May 29, 2012
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you have to watch these

please check out the clapping in this one – it is so energizing!!

this is a personal favorite of mine

3rd period seniors, please turn in the essay response as soon as possible. 

4th period senior final tomorrow – modes, inversions, 7th chords. 

8th period seniors turn in essay.  everybody else, turn in the essay by tonight.

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concert week!!!!

May 22, 2012
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now that i have your attention, check this out!

4th period finish the major key part of the worksheet for tuesday

8th period test on tuesday.  thanks for sitting through the rehearsal.  i hope you enjoyed it.  the worksheet is due tomorrow.  chris woo, if possible, still have your song for tuesday.

be sure to check out some of these tracks.  

and this one too

here are some pics from the sports authority opening.






and here is a picture from this weekend


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every day just gets a little shorter

May 19, 2012
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4th period finish packet for monday.  be sure to transpose the first example.

8th period test is on tuesday.  go to the auditorium on monday.

p.s. MOTOWN!!!  motown records was a record company that was born in 1960 in detroit, michigan.  that motown sound simply refers to pop music with a certain splash of SOUL!!!

donna summer passed away this week.  she was the bomb.

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meaning and mystery

May 16, 2012
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here it is

3rd period keep on killing it please

4th period please consider doing your homework.  finish C. on the worksheet. also, watch this if you can

6th period concert is next week.  yes.

8th period check out these blues clips.

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percussion @ sports authority

May 12, 2012
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the address is 3134 n. clark.  near belmont/clark and halsted.

i will be  there at 7 am.  we will begin to assemble and hang.  then play 7:30-7:45.  then we will prepare to hit the store.

then return to lane and hit some breakfast!

extra-credit for thursday and saturday performances.

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May 10, 2012
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3rd period bus leaves at 4:30 for the soccer game.  extra credit for thursday and saturday.  saturday, meet near clark and belmont at 7 am.  we play 7:30-7:45 for the Sports Authority Grand Opening!

4th period analyze the sheet i gave you, both sides.  and transpose all the way to the 2nd ending of the example i gave you today.

6th period i thought today went well.  special thanks to henry and vanessa

8th period  this one is for you

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May 8, 2012
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8th period look up margaret thatcher.  and write your own blues name.

everybody else, check this out.

mitch mitchell!!


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way to go team!

May 7, 2012
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3rd period get ready for some more dancing kpanlogo tomorrow!!  girls game @ 4:30.  meet at 3:30 pm

4th period finish the handout today with triads and harmonic analysis. 

6th period we will start the music presentations on wednesday.  i will hand out the list in class.

8th period look up Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash and the furious 5.

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i feel a great week coming up…

May 7, 2012
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hey all!!  check this out!!  you can embed spotify right here on wordpress!!  i figured it out a while ago and have been meaning to wait for a good  time to unveil the secret!!  WELL, HERE IT IS!!

YES!!  if all goes as planned, we will hit some taylor swift concepts on tuesday in harmony.  the day is fast approaching – i still want to get through some biz nasty before we talk about it.

2nd period have you looked at the varsity band section!

3rd period samba at some girls soccer stuff this week.

4th period packet is due on monday.  ana, be sure to ask megan for help.  she said she would give you the packet.  skye should be able to help you if you need it.  all 4 pages are due monday.

yeah skye!

6th period YES!

8th period we will still learn about the beastie boys on monday

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check out this neat clip

May 2, 2012
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3rd period homework is due tomorrow.  we will rehearse samba.

4th period if you were in class today, try #1 and 2 with inversions.  if you were not in class today (we did miss you) we collected mode corrections, review of play, and method 3 sheet.  we discussed some new things that we will go over tomorrow.  NEAT!

6th period we have a test.

8th period i am sorry that my computer was not very effective today.  quiz on friday.

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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.