louis armstrong

November 29, 2017
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instrumentation questions.

small group vs. large ensemble

what is an ensemble?  what is meant by small group (duet, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, octet, nonet…)  jazz combo, vocal group, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE

one video viewing.

exchange half sheets and check your partners work.  -what do you see?  did they complete it?  were they specific?  how in depth did they go when they describe the video?

louis armstrong articles and videos…

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new unit! catching up

November 27, 2017
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  1.  passing out papers.
  2. while i am passing them out, ask your neighbor how their break was
  3. moving forward (4 weeks, january heads up…)
  4. rap music discussion highlights…
  5. jazz history pretest and discussion
  6. ukes?

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study guide

November 20, 2017
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please bring your notebook as well

Unit 3 assessment topics


Instrument ID


Gregorian Chant

Pope St. Gregory

Biblical Texts

Renaissance Characteristics?

Baroque Period


-many questions

Classical Period








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interesting read?

November 15, 2017
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maybe their teachers never engaged them so they felt they had to engage themselves?

ultimately, its up to the students to decide how deeply they want to engage.


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Music Quiz on monday

November 12, 2017
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This is for 3rd 6th and 7th: choose 13 out of the 15 to answer. 

1. Compare and contrast Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven through time. Complete your answer referencing significant works, historical context, and structural changes throughout their careers. Please use no more than 3 sentences. 

2. Don’t answer # 1. Define “oratorio.”

3. Oratorio was created in response to people losing interest in Italian _____________.

4. Who is the first composer I listed in google classroom?

5. What time period are we studying?

6. What are the years we are looking at according to google classroom?

7. “The Messiah” was created by ___________.

8. “The Messiah” took multiple references from which book of the Bible?

9. Where was Mozart born?

10. Describe Mozart’s childhood in 2 sentences. 

11. Describe the professional relationship between Mozart and Beethoven. Best answers include one specific reference. 

12. In your own words, can you describe an instance where your met someone you looked up to? Can you share 3 sentences about this. 

13. List 3 characteristics or qualities of the Classical Period. I can think of 6. 

14. What happened to Beethoven in his late 20’s?

15. Out of these 3 composers, which one do you feel most intrigued by and why? 3 sentences please. 

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Happy Holidays!

November 1, 2017
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About author

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.