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, syncopation and dotted notes, compound time and polyrhythm.
Introduction to irregular metre and rhythm/metre as a composition tool.
Text-setting assignment & performance
Unit 2: Pitch
Review of the grand staff, linear note-reading, major and minor scales, triads, basic ukulele chords.
Introduction to seventh chords (written and played), playing the ukulele and singing simultaneously, collaborative performance (multi-player performance incorporating other instruments such as piano, drum kit and guitar)
Unit 3: Music and Your World
Review of folk music in Atlantic Canada
Introduction to the folk music of Canada
Storytelling and the traits of good writing as used in music: The ballad (Gordon Lightfoot, Two Hours' Traffic, David Myles - listening logs)