Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Agenda Answer for Week of 8/23

Describe the meaning of 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 time signatures.

The top number tells us what the meter in the piece is, and the bottom number tells us what the note value for each pulse is.

For example, in the picture below the time signature is ¾.

The 3 tells us that the piece is in triple meter (there are three pulses per measure), and the 4 tells us that the quarter note gets the beat.


2--duple meter
8--eighth-note pulse

examples from Munchkins and Music

You could also go to SFSKids for a GREAT lesson on the basics of music!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Chorus Auditions in Our Community

Click below for more information!

Atlanta Boy Choir with Fletcher Wolfe, founder

Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde with Paige Mathis, Music Director

Schola Cantorum at Rock Spring Presbyterian with Wanda Yang Temko

Advanced Chorus begins August 27th!

Students who are interested in participating in 4th and 5th Grade Chorus are encouraged to submit the Chorus info form (linked here) to Ms. Turgeon (asap, but no later than August 31st).

Advanced Chorus rehearsals will begin on August 27th. Rehearsals will be every Friday from dismissal until 4:00pm unless otherwise indicated. Students who wish to stay for rehearsal must bring a note for permission to stay each Friday for rehearsal and give it to their homeroom teacher.

For more information, please contact Ms. Turgeon at bturgeon@atlanta.k12.ga.us.

Agenda Answer for Week of 8/16

Music Trivia: Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. How long ago was that?

The tempo is the speed of the music.
The beat is the steady pulse, like your heartbeat.
The rhythm is the pattern of long and short sounds in the music.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thanks for Visiting the Music @ Spark website 2010-2011

Hi there!

Thanks for coming to visit our Music class website! This site will be a great way for you and your child to stay current on Music happenings at our awesome school.

Please visit the links on the lower right for games, information, and fun sites that will help your child learn a lot about music and musical instruments. Also, if you're interested in seeing what types of activities Ms. Turgeon has done in recent years at MES please visit the Musical Morningside blog link.

I'm excited about this year! Let's have a great one!
Ms. Turgeon