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CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS
JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)
TOPIC – EAR TRAINING
2. Meaning of Ear Training and Harmony
3. Features of Harmony
4. Rudiments of Harmony in Two Part Writing and Four Part of the Writing
By the end of the lesson, most of the students should have attained the following objectives –
1. explain ear training.
2. explain 4 part harmony.
3. state the rudiments of harmony.
4. explain 2-part harmony.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of music manuscript, boards, Pianos, Recorders, Textbooks, note books.
METHOD OF TEACHING
Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
1. Scheme of Work
2. National Curriculum for SSS Classes
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
MEANING OF EAR TRAINING
Ear training or aural skills is the ability to recognize music other than notation.
MEANING OF HARMONY
Harmony is the simultaneous combination of sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect and ensuing relationships of intervals and chords.
FEATURES OF HARMONY
1. Chord — Simultaneous combination of tones (typically three or more) that constitute a single block of harmony.
2. Scale — A series of tones or pitches in ascending or descending order.
3. Tonality — The principal of organizing a work around a central tonic, or home pitch, based on a major or minor scale.
Reference – Music Outline
RUDIMENTS OF HARMONY IN TWO PART WRITING AND FOUR PART OF THE WRITING
TWO PART WRITING
Two part writing occurs when one musical staff is used for two different instruments, voices, or melody/harmony lines.
FOUR PART WRITING
Four part writing occurs when two staves are used for four different instruments, voices or melody/harmony lines.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the students some questions; then, the teacher –
2. Lists and explains the components of harmony.
Student’s Activities – Listen and note down teacher’s explanation. Participate in a two or four part singing.
3. Summarizes the lesson on the board.
Student’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Ask students to:
1. play a tune with the recorder on a given scale.
2. name the components of harmon y.