First Term Skills

 
Grade 7
Instrument assembly and care
Scales: Bb Concert scale, arpeggio and thirds  (Standard of Excellence, pg. 42)
Technique: Pg. 9, # 29: Go for Excellence
Band Repertoire

Christmas Repertoire

Theory: Note reading and Rhythm reading (Standard of Excellence Theory Workbook, 2T-5T), Musical terms

Grade 8

Scales: Review Bb, F, and Eb, Ab major scales with arpeggios and thirds (Standard of Excellence Book 2, pg. 42)
Technique: Pg. 2, #4: Drive Time
Scale Test: Chromatic scale

Theory: Note reading, rhythm reading, accidentals, order of sharps and flats, intervals (Standard of Excellence Theory Workbook, 2T-4T)

Band Repertoire

Christmas repertoire

*Percussion snare skills: Excellerators: pg. 40, #3 and pg. 40, #16

Review scales on mallets (demonstrate in class)

Grade 9
Scales: 2 octave Chromatic scale in 6/8 time (Standard of Excellence Book 3, pg. 40, scale #13)
Review Bb, Eb, Ab, F major scales with arpeggios and thirds

Review g minor and c minor

Technique: Pg. 2, #2 (Technique Break)

Band Repertoire

Christmas Repertoire

Theory: Review Intervals and key signatures (Standard of Excellence Theory Workbook, 2T-4T)

Percussion snare skills:

Pg. 2, #2 (Technique Break)

Excellerators: pg. 44, #23

Percussion mallet skill:  Pg. 2, #2 (Technique Break)

Review all scales on mallets (demonstrate in class)

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