MS Orchestra Map 2 year by 4u0Ehlo

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									                                                                                                  Middle School Orchestra Map

                                                      1st Semester                                                                                                        2nd Semester
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               Notation/Music Reading
                                                   Meter (simple)                             D Major Scale                                                Rhythms (whole notes/rests through eighth notes)
                       Basics


                                                                  Posture and holding positions                                                      G Major Scale                                             C Major Scale
1st Year




           Instrument Introduction
                                                   Pizzicato technique                              Arco technique                        Dynamics (right hand modifications)                                     Articulations


                                              Musical Terms (related to performance)                                                                             Musical Terms (related to performance)



                                            Method book                                          Winter Concert preparation                           Method book                                        Spring Concert preparation



                                                                                          Continued rhythm development
                      Rhythm review through all eighth note patterns                                                                                                             Syncopation
                                                                                       through sixteenth note sub-divisions


                                              Musical Terms (related to performance)                                                                             Musical Terms (related to performance)
2nd Year




                            Scale review                                                 New scales                                                  Cut time                                           Compound meter 6/8


                                                                                                                                                    Method book
                                   Method book                                          Winter Concert preparation                                                                                      Spring Concert Preparation
                                                                                                                                          (opt. Concert Festival Preparation)


                                                  Aural skills (intonation, balance)                                                                 Continuation/refining of aural skills (intonation, balance, blend)

								
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