G8 Practice Journal


 

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Criterion A – Knowledge and Understanding,  Criterion B – Developing Skills, Criterion C- Thinking,  Criterion D – Responding

ATL Skills: Organization, Communication, Thinking

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  • Practice Journal Overview

    • You will be working on a performance piece called “Someone Like You” by Adel that you will learn to play for your journal.
    • Your journal will be used to demonstrate your rehearsal process and progress and is Graded as a Summative Assessment using all four assessment criterion
    • In each video you should start with performing a given major scale ( GO HERE for all Major key fingerings for both hands ) and one other warm-up exercise that will be used to improve your technique.
    • Then perform your Etude (short piece) 
    • Criterion A – Knowledge and Understanding – Your performance will be graded on your ability to read music notation correctly, perform in tempo, and use appropriate expression
    • Criterion B – Skills – Then perform your chosen Performance Piece
    • Criterion C – Thinking – Set Goals for the week that are both achievable and challenging
    • Criterion D – Responding – Reflect on your progress. This needs to be an in depth reflection that clearly identifies how the warm-up exercises, Etudes, scales help to develop skills that will help you perform better. It should also include your personal reflection on how you are improving and the setting of new goals.
    • Your videos should demonstrate how you break down your learning into specific components and how you keep adjusting your rehearsal process to improve problem areas 
    • You will need to create weekly videos which demonstrate your weekly progress while learning your performance piece
    • If you do not post weekly videos you will not be able to score a 7/8
    • You will need to share these videos by copying the URL of each video into the Practice Journal Spreadsheet

     

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“Someone Like You” by Adel

PARTS:

  1. Piano Melody
  2. Vocal Melody
  3. Chords
  4. Bass Line

Someone-Like-You pdf of music score

Powerpoint

Introduction – first four measures- EVERYONE needs to be able to play the chords for the introduction as written below in their first Practice Video

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RESOURCES

1. Choose one new warm-up exercise every week

2. Choose a new Major Scale to perform each week

3. Choose one new short melody or Etude every week

4. PERFORM YOU PRACTICING ADEL – links above

5. INCLUDE YOUR GOAL FOR THE WEEK

6. INCLUDE YOUR IN DEPTH REFLECTION ON PROGRESS AND PROCESS 

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