We are in the process of studying the things needed to know in order to read a musical score.
In this unit we are learning the lines and spaces, note and rest values, time signatures and sight-singing numbers.
On Valentine's Day we created some new lyrics to some familiar tunes and presented them to the class.
We will be reading musical scores and playing the bell sets next week.
We may even have time to create a song on the bells.
Here are a few samples of their creativity:
#1 to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Pearl had a lovely boy, lovely boy, lovely boy.
Billy had a lovely girl and her name was Pearl.
Everywhere that Billy went, Billy went, Billy went.
Everywhere that Billy went, Pearl was sure to go.
Billy and Pearl got married one day, married one day, married one day
Billy and Pearl got married one day. They loved each other so.
(Tune: "We're All In This Together")
Pearl and Billy loved each other so much that after they got married they ate Hershey Kisses.
After that Billy gave Pearl a rose and kissed her nose and said "I love you" Yeah
by: Jenny E and Marcie M
#2 by Amanda P-B, Beth B. and Rachel B
So, I'll tell you who I love, who I really, really love.
So tell me who you love, who you really, really love
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna,
I wanna really, really, really, really say, I love you.
If you want to be my Valentine, You gotta buy me stuff
Nothing lasts forever but love me, don't you bluff. Repeat from the top.
#3 Original song and text by Hunter Y.
Valentine's Day is a wonderful day.
A day of giving, candy and love.
The time has come, we all give a few and a few give some.
Love is a gift and it comes once a year, so cherish the moment.
Let it take you away, for love is a passion, Cupid is watching, arrows are flying
for Valentine's Day is here.
#4 (Tune: Jingle Bells by: Mary B and Rachel S)
Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day is here
Love is all around you and the boys all think you're cute. Haa!
Pink and red, pink and red, pink and re-eh-ed.
X and O's mean love and kisses this special day of the year.
#5 (Tunes: "We Fly High", "Fergalicious" and "Walk It Out" by: Melissa C. Ally E. & Tamilore)
We love you. No lie. You know it. Lovin'
Choc, choc, choc, choc, choc, choc, choc
Make 'em boys go craz;y
Eastside love it out
Westside love it out
Northside, love it out. Out!
posted on: February 14, 2007
Each of you has received a syllabus and the class expectations.
Please make sure that you have a notebook/folder with 10-12 sheets of paper, your syllabus signed and a pen/pencil each day in class. Some of you are still lacking these items. Please have them in class no later than Thursday, Jan. 11.
Drama is starting off with stage terms
6th & 7th grade General music classes are beginning with a unit on the Human Voice.
New Chorus students need to have their concert attire for the next concert:
Girls: Solid 3/4 sleeved top (no tummies showing)
Long (ankle length) solid black dress slacks or same length skirt.
Solid black shoes and hose (open toe is okay)
Boys: Solid long black dress slacks
Black shoes and socks
White long sleeved dress shirt (buttoned with collar)
I will provide vests and bow ties.
posted on: January 10, 2007
6th grade General Music Classes will have a test tomorrow, Oct. 27th, covering their notes on the Human Voice Unit. If they study with a parent tonight and get their notes signed they will receive extra credit on the test. They marked their sheets on the things that would be covered in the test. Study Hard!
posted on: October 26, 2006
All of my general music classes were given a syllabus to take home and get signed by a parent today. Each student needs to have a notebook (duo-tang folder) with 10-12 sheets of lined paper and a pencil in class for tomorrow. Please help them to get these items for the start of the 9 week period.
Our first unit of study will be the voice for 6th & 7th grade classes and stage parts and terms for 8th grade drama. We're off to a good start.
posted on: October 11, 2006
We are studying our final unit for the 9 weeks on Musicals.
The 6th grade is studying "The Music Man"; 7th grade is studying "Oliver" and the 8th grade is studying "Westside Story". We have been comparing the musical to a novel or book in similarities and differences. This includes the character descriptions, plot, conflicts/resolutions and inferences. I will be sorry to see these students move on to their next connection class as they have all been a joy to teach.
posted on: October 06, 2006
These students have a test Wednesday, October 4th on reading a musical score. It will cover the following things:
Treble Clef lines and spaces
Fill in missing notes to complete measures
If you study with you parent and get your notes signed you will receive extra credit.
PS: I enjoyed hearing all of your composer report presentations using the internet resources and technology. You all did a great job!
posted on: October 03, 2006
Our 6th grade general music classes worked all last week on their composer group reports. They went to the Media Center and used the computers to search the web for information as well as typed their reports. They got a lot of experience on the computers. We will share them Monday and Tuesday of this week with the class. I can't wait to hear what you have found out about your composer. This counts as a major project grade. Thanks for your hard work.
posted on: September 25, 2006
We are in the process of writing a musical coded letter to our favorite teacher. The classes have learned the names of the lines and spaces of the treble clef and are applying these to their letters. After they are finished and graded they will be given out to their teachers.
posted on: September 13, 2006
6th Grade General Music Classes will take a unit test Wednesday, May 3rd.
It will cover the following things:
The names of the lines and spaces of the treble clef
Fill in the missing notes in a measure
Sightsinging numbers for C-G
A short essay on why you need to know these musical things.
Study hard and get your parents to sign your study sheet and you can get extra credit on your test tomorrow.
posted on: May 02, 2006
All 6th grade general music students will need to turn in their project reports tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22nd, at the start of class. These were supposed to be typed on a computer in Word or Powerpoint. They will also turn in their rubrics for a grade with their project.
posted on: February 21, 2006
Our test over the voice unit will be Wednesday, Feb. 1st. Study hard for this test. We will review all period on Tuesday in class. A signature from your parent that you studied with him will give you extra credit on the test day.
posted on: January 30, 2006
MABRY STAR SEARCH TALENT SHOW
Talent show auditions are on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 in the Mabry theater. It will last from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (You will need to find transportation home.) Those chosen to be in the show will be posted on Mrs. Smith's door that week.
You must return a signed permission form to Mrs. Smith in order to audition. Pick up this form in the chorus room. No one else will be allowed to stay that day.
The Talent Show will be on Thursday, April 21st in the Theater. The dress rehearsal will be from 4:30 - 5:45 that day. Performers will then go home, eat and come back to perform by 6:45 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at school or at the door for $3.00 each. Invite your relatives to come and see this special event.
posted on: March 02, 2005
Our 6th grade General Music students recently wrote letters to some of their favorite staff members. Click below to view some of their work:
posted on: February 09, 2005
Welcome to Mrs. Smith's 6th Grade General Music Blog
Here is the General Music Syllabus for this class.
posted on: January 24, 2005