Meaning of Ear Training and Harmony | Features of Harmony | Rudiments of Harmony in TWO Part Writing and Four Part of the Writing JSS 1 (Basic 7) – Cultural and Creative Arts

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CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

________ TERM

WEEK 

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)

THEME:

PREVIOUS LESSON 

 

TOPIC – EAR TRAINING 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

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

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

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.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of music manuscript, boards, Pianos, Recorders, Textbooks, note books.

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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. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

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

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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.

 

PRESENTATION

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 –

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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.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask students to:

1. play a tune with the recorder on a given scale.

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2. name the components of harmon y.