Subject: Music Education
1. Topic-
The Rolling Pulse
2. Content-
Diaphragmatic Pressure, Sustained notes, controlled breathing
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Having students be able to pulse notes using diaphragmatic pressure. In various registers
2. Having the student be able to sustain a pitch with accurate intonation.
3. Have Students experience different sensations that occur while singing properly.
4. Objectives-
1. Teach students the warm-up
2. have the students echo my example.
3. have the students move the warm-up chromatically ascending and descending
5. Materials and Aids-
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Greet the class
2. Explain what Diaphragmatic pressure is.
3. show the class how to produce this by having them support a tone then having them press on there appoggio gently (creating the pulsing effect)

B. Development-

1. Have the class sing a tone and pulse 4 times on a single note after I demonstrate it for them.
2. Have the class sustain the note for 4 beats.

C. Practice-

Repeat the same exercise moving up chromatically


D. Independent Practice-

Once I feel that the class understands the concept of the Warm-up I will stop singing and will allow the class to warm-up without me


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. The warm-up will start in mid-voice and move up chromatically..
2. for lower voices I will repeat the exercise this time descending chromatically.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. While the students are singing I will observe them to see if they are creating a clear resonant tone and if they are moving in sync with each other. (If a child is not moving with the rest of the choir I will know that they are out of time).
2. at a later point I will have students warm-up individually for further examination.

G. Closure-

I will move into another warm-up or will proceed to work on choir material.

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