music appreciation

May 31, 2013
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3rd period here it is

8th!  i will post your assignment, which is due monday, later on friday

14. how are the last 7 seconds of Gnomus related to the beginning of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, movement 1?

a. repetitive development of a short phrase

b. long flowing melodies

c. they are not related

15. in 2002, superstar dj and video game composer Amon Tobim wrote “Back from Space,” which borrowed from Mussorgsky’s Gnome.  which melody is quoted?

a. melody 1

b. melody 2

c. melody 3

16.  how does the orchestration of promenade 2 differ from prom 1?  you will have to listen to both again. 🙂

17.  find “The Old Castle” and listen to it.  how would you create the scene in music without using words?

18.  do mussorgsky and ravel describe the same scene in your opinion?  yes or no?  explain.


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May 30, 2013
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I forgot my work at school. No homework for music appreciation. I m so sorry.

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May 28, 2013
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hey !

music appreciation(3rd period) i will post the video later on wed.  it is due tuesday.

i left my book at school.  my apologies.

everybody else, PLEASE GO TO CLASS!

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even more nani agbeli!

May 19, 2013
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way to go everyone that killed the concert friday night!  that was a blast!!  we will talk about it on monday.

this afternoon Nani Agbeli will be performing a final concert at Lawrence University today at 3 pm.  The concert will be broadcast live!

check out this link.  his performance is near the end.


can’t wait to see you monday.

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shirts and more!

May 15, 2013
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dear all!

shirts are in!  i will bring them to class tomorrow.  you can also pick them up either lunch periods or after school in the band room.

they are $10 and it changes to $15 on friday!

be sure to come early to get your correct size.

quick reminder about the after school rehearsal tomorrow!  that is the only time we will be able to hit “everything scatter” with the musicians and dancers.


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Alternative Assignment

May 10, 2013
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hey!  here is the essay.

let me know if you have any questions.  if you do the alternative assignment, you will not have to buy shirt and sell tickets.

Ghana Music Essay

Becca Peterson, please e-mail me when you get the chance.

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Program Details v. 1

May 8, 2013
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tentative schedule version 1.

note: music appreciation, harmony, and percussion have things BEFORE 8 pm.

6:30 pm call for pagode tunes.  Green Stage (by stadium).  6:30 pm percussion get samba drums from band room and then head to stage.

7 pm Pagode Performance

  • John Beard and Pagode Maximo will begin a selection by themselves
  • Music Appreciation and Harmony join us
  • Acreditar, Meu Lugar, and Lucidez

7:30 pm Oloboom

  • Samba Reggae
  • Samba Rio (7:40) begin parade towards drivers ed building and then auditorium through door M

(7:45 pm Varsity Band GETS ON STAGE OF AUDITORIUM)

8 pm Mr. B cues “Everything Scatter”

The world is completely DOMINATED.  All dancers start in audience and come up during organ solo.

immediately after song is finished Varsity Band kicks into “African Battle”

Welcoming Announcements

“Ghana National Anthem”

Africa Unite

Senn Arts

Borborbor Interactive Dance Class

Tokwoe (OLOBOOM)



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Check these out!

May 5, 2013
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listen to these!  check them out!!  

this is our last week of preparation before nani agbeli arrives.  come to class prepared and on time!

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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.