What you will need: A duotang, 20 sheets of looseleaf, your student agenda and a pencil.
Unit 1: Rhythm
Review of the rhythm pyramid, time signatures, traditional and non-traditional rhythm instruments, syncopation and dotted notes
Introduction to irregular metre
Rhythmic strumming skills
Basic percussion (hand drumming) skills
Unit 1 performance assessment: informal performance test - assessing tempo and rhythm in ukulele strumming
Unit 2: Pitch
Review of the grand staff, linear note-reading, major and minor scales, sightsinging
Introduction to triads based on the major and minor scale; tuning and playing basic chords on the ukulele
Unit 2 performance assessment: informal performance test - ukulele using a I - V - vi - IV chord progression
Unit 3: Music and Your World
Review of folk music in New Brunswick
Introduction to the folk music of Atlantic Canada
Empowerment in folk music: The ballad and spirituals of New Brunswick and traditional First Nations music.