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Concert Band (SCP) 864
TIME FRAME: Entire Semester
01.2 THE ARTS - MUSIC
-- Students will perform on pitch, in rhythm, with appropriate dynamics and timbre, and maintain a steady tempo
How and why do we tune out instruments?
What effect does our intonation have on the sound of the ensemble?
What is intonation?
The concept of "intonation" or "tuning" is one that is perpetually adressed both in the concert band and in the symphonic band. This concept is introduced for the first time, in the "tuning" unit in Concert Band. Through this unit students will learn:
1) How the size of an instrument effects the sound/pitch
2) What the correct tuning process in during our everyday rehearsals and at performances
3) The tuning tendancies of ones own instrument
4) The effect of "out of tune playing"
5) How to adjust ones own instrument to be " in-tune"
6) Propper breath support and adjustments needed to play all notes in-tune, not just the one tuning pitch.
1) Student will identify intonation problems within students' own playing
2) Student wil identify intonation problems within an ensemble
3) Student will demonstrate proper sequence of daily tuning process
4) Student will describe relationships between size of instrument and tonal range
5) Student will identify and react to intonation tendancies specific to thier own instrument
6) Students will experiment and document intonation based tendency tones on ones own instrument
1) Student will tune their own instrument on a daily basis
2) Student will sing with ensemble to assist in aural skill developement and ability to tune ones own instrument
3) students will use a tuner to check their own tuning adjustments
1) Individual tuning will be followed by an ensemble choral to assess overall intonation
2) Tuner's will be available for students to do Self assessment on success of individual tuning
3) students' individual intonation will be checked reqularly throughout rehearsals.