Scale Entry and Practice
Kwajalein School System
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Internet access, home computer, band instrument, scale booklet
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Students must know hoe to install free software on their home computer.
NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:
NAfME Standards of 1994: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
NAfME 2014: Performing
NAfME Standards of 1994: Reading and notating music.
NAfME 2014: Creating
NAfME Standards of 1994: Evaluating music and music performances.
NAfME 2014: Connections
Scale helper worksheet, and band handbook
At the conclusion of the home drill, the student will be able to enter scales in Notepad, play them back, and play along with them on the student’s band instrument.
In band rehearsal, take ten minutes to walk students through Notepad download, entry of scales in the notation software, adjustment of volume and tempo, save to a folder, and playback while playing their instrument. Throughout the school year, students will copy each of the eighteen required scales from the band handbook, verifying accuracy, save them to a single folder, to be e-mailed to the teacher for extra credit.
Completed scale folder will be evaluated for note accuracy and set-up. Scales will be played in class on Fridays, and scores will be compared to previous years when Notepad was not being used.
Encourage students to use Notepad technique for practicing difficult performance literature and to write their own music.
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