• Instrumental Lesson Curriculum

     

    Due to the nature of instrumental music, we start every concept at the beginning of the year and we continuously build on it throughout the year in every grade level. Lessons encompass all of the musical concepts.  

    Topic

    Concepts Covered

    When taught

    Rhythm

    Identify/perform rhythms including but not limited to the whole note, whole rest, quarter note, quarter rest, half note, half rest, eighth note, eighth rest, 16th notes

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Tone

    Exhibit performance skills in the production of good tone quality and intonation by using proper diaphragmatic breathing and proper embouchure formation

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Perform Alone and with Others

    Perform appropriate lesson literature and concert band repertoire with proper articulations, dynamics, technique and phrasing to achieve expression of the written score.

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Tempo

    Execute rhythms in the proper tempo and range of the instrument.

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Music Notation

    Identify musical terms in regard to tempo, phrasing, dynamics, and articulation.

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Sight Reading

    Sight-read and perform appropriately graded repertoire.

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Scales

    Learn scales appropriate to ability level.

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Technique

    Playing instrument with proper hand position, grip,fingerings, stickings, and techniques specific to the instrument

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

    Care and Maintenance

    Learn proper care/maintenance of instrument, including cleaning

    Quarter 1 through Quarter 4

       

    **Subject to Change**



     

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