7th/8th Exploratory Arts Piano Lab Andrew Smith

All Homework MUST be turned in the following day it was assigned by the end of the period. Late work is accepted for half credit. Assignment becomes a Zero if it is not turned in 2 weeks after its due date.

If asking for any Missing Assignments, students should ask within the 10 minutes at BEGINNING or END of class. 

Students are able to complete 1-2 Playing Assignments each day unless they are several assignments behind the rest of the class.

Contact: smithan@qps.org

April 18-21: Bass Clef Test/Playing Both Hands

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:17 AM by Quincy Jr. High School

Monday (No School)
  • 7th Grade: None
  • 8th Grade: None
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: Old McDonald LH, When the Saints, Ode to Joy (Both Hands), Merrily We Roll Along
  • 8th Grade: Merrily We Roll Along, Lightly Row, New World Symphony, Steps/Skips, Swiss Echo, Happy Land
Homework: Extra Note-Naming WS #5  
Wednesday (Bass Clef Test)
  • 7th Grade: Test
  • 8th Grade: Test
Homework: None 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: Movie
  • 8th Grade: Movie

Homework: None  

Friday
  • 7th Grade: Movie
  • 8th Grade: Movie
Homework: None

April 10-13: Bass Clef Assignments/Using Both Hands

posted Apr 11, 2017, 9:25 AM by Quincy Jr. High School   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

Monday
  • 7th Grade: Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along


Homework: Bass Clef WS 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along
 


Homework: Extra Rhythm WS #3  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH, Twinkle LH, Old McDonald LH, When the Saints
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along, Lightly Row
 


Homework: Bass Clef/8th Notes WS 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: This Old Man, Mary Had LH, Twinkle LH, Old McDonald LH, When the Saints
  • 8th Grade: Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along, Lightly Row


Homework: None  

Friday (No School)
  • 7th Grade: No School
  • 8th Grade: No School

Homework: None

April 3-7: Treble Clef Assignments

posted Apr 4, 2017, 10:49 AM by Quincy Jr. High School

Monday
  • 7th Grade: London Bridge, Sight-Rd WS #3, Alphabet Song, This Old Man
  • 8th Grade: Twinkle LH, London Bridge LH, Old McDonald LH
Homework: Extra Rhythm WS #2 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: London Bridge, Sight-Rd WS #3, Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary LH
  • 8th Grade: Twinkle LH, London Bridge LH, Old McDonald LH
 
Homework: Extra Note-Naming WS #2  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: London Bridge, Sight-Rd WS #3, Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary LH, Twinkle LH
  • 8th Grade: London Bridge LH, Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands
 
Homework: None 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: London Bridge, Sight-Rd WS #3, Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH, Twinkle Twinkle LH
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily We Roll Along

Homework: None 

Friday (Treble Clef Test)
  • 7th Grade: Test
  • 8th Grade: Test
Homework: None

March 27-31: Beginning to Play

posted Mar 27, 2017, 6:50 AM by Quincy Jr. High School

Monday
  • 7th Grade: Keyboard Review
  • 8th Grade: Keyboard Review


Homework: Keyboard Note-Naming WS #1 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: Learning Piano Equipment, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had a Little Lamb RH, Ode to Joy RH
  • 8th Grade: Learning Piano Equipment, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had a Little Lamb RH, Ode to Joy RH
 


Homework: None  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: Continued Treble Clef Review, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had RH, Ode RH, Sight-Reading WS #2
  • 8th Grade: Continued Treble Clef Review, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had RH, Ode RH, Sight-Reading WS #2
 


Homework: Name the Notes WS 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: Sight-Read WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had RH, Ode RH, Sight-Reading WS #2
  • 8th Grade: Sight-Reading WS #2, This Old Man RH, Twinkle Twinkle LH


Homework: Extra Note-Naming WS #1 

Friday
  • 7th Grade: Sight-Reading WS #2, Alphabet Song, Sight-Reading WS #3
  • 8th Grade: This Old Man RH, Twinkle Twinkle LH, Sight-Reading WS #3

Homework: Extra Rhythm WS #1

March 20-24: Beginning Basics

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:56 AM by Quincy Jr. High School   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 9:57 AM ]


Monday
  • Syllabus Day
Homework: None 

Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: Rhythm pre-test
  • 8th Grade: Rhythm pre-test

Homework: Piano Lab Contracts due Friday!  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: Treble Clef Note Positions, Using the Piano Equipment, Middle C
  • 8th Grade: Reviewing Treble Clef Note Positions, Using the Piano Equipment, Learning Middle C
  • Homework: Piano Lab Contracts due Friday!/The Staff & Put Them in Their Place WS 

Thursday
  • 7th Grade: Learning to count rhythms
  • 8th Grade: Reviewing counting rhythms

Homework: Extra Rhythm WS #0 

Friday
  • 7th Grade: Performing Rhythms, Treble Clef Review
  • 8th Grade: Performing Rhythms, Treble Clef Review


  • Homework: Treble Clef Note Recognition WS

February 6-10: Using both hands/Learning Sharps and Flats

posted Feb 8, 2017, 10:34 AM by Quincy Jr. High School   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 5:00 AM ]

Monday
  • 7th Grade: When the Saints, Ode to Joy (Both Hands), Merrily We Roll Along
  • 8th Grade: New World Symphony, Steps/Skips, Swiss Echo Song


Homework: Keyboard Note-Naming WS #3 (7th Grade); Sharps/Flats WS #1 (8th) 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: When the Saints, Ode to Joy (Both Hands), Merrily We Roll Along
  • 8th Grade: New World Symphony, Steps/Skips, Swiss Echo Song
 


Homework: Treble/Bass Clef WS #1 (7th Grade); Keyboard Note-Naming WS #3 (8th Grade)  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: When the Saints, Ode to Joy (Both Hands), Merrily We Roll Along
  • 8th Grade: Steps/Skips, Swiss Echo Song, Happy Land, Evening Song
 


Homework: Treble/Bass Clef WS #2 (7th Grade); Treble/Bass Clef WS #1 (8th Grade) 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: When the Saints, Ode to Joy (Both Hands), Merrily We Roll Along, Lightly Row
  • 8th Grade: Steps/Skips, Swiss Echo Song, Happy Land, Evening Song, Red and Blue Ribbons
  •  


Homework: None (7th Grade);Treble/Bass Clef WS #2 (8th Grade)  

Friday (1/2 Day)
  • 7th Grade: None
  • 8th Grade: None

Homework: None

January 30-February 3: Using Both Hands/Bass Clef Test

posted Jan 30, 2017, 5:18 AM by Quincy Jr. High School

Monday
  • 7th Grade: Old McDonald LH, When the Saints, Ode to Joy (Both Hands)
  • 8th Grade: Merrily We Roll Along, Lightly Row, New World Symphony


Homework: Bass Clef/8th Notes WS 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: Old McDonald LH, When the Saints, Ode to Joy (Both Hands), Chord Playing Assignment
  • 8th Grade: Merrily We Roll Along, Lightly Row, New World Symphony, Steps/Skips
 


Homework: Extra Note-Naming WS #5  
Wednesday (Bass Clef Test)
  • 7th Grade: Test
  • 8th Grade: Test
 


Homework: None 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: Movie
  • 8th Grade: Movie


Homework: None  

Friday
  • 7th Grade: Movie
  • 8th Grade: Movie

Homework: None

January 23-27: Bass Clef Assignments/Using Both Hands

posted Jan 25, 2017, 5:00 AM by Quincy Jr. High School

Monday
  • 7th Grade: Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along


Homework: Bass Clef WS 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along
 


Homework: Extra Rhythm WS #3  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH, Twinkle LH, Old McDonald LH, When the Saints
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along, Lightly Row
 


Homework: None 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: This Old Man, Mary Had LH, Twinkle LH, Old McDonald LH, When the Saints
  • 8th Grade: Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along, Lightly Row


Homework: Extra Note-Naming WS #4  

Friday
  • 7th Grade: This Old Man, Mary Had LH, Twinkle LH, Old McDonald LH, When the Saints
  • 8th Grade: Ode to Joy Both Hands, Merrily we Roll Along, Lightly Row, New World Symphony

Homework: Keyboard Note-Naming WS #2

January 17-20: Treble Clef Assignments

posted Jan 18, 2017, 1:44 PM by Quincy Jr. High School

Monday
  • No School


Homework: None 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: London Bridge, Sight-Rd WS #3, Alphabet Song, This Old Man
  • 8th Grade: Twinkle LH, London Bridge LH, Old McDonald LH
 


Homework: Extra Rhythm WS #2  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: London Bridge, Sight-Rd WS #3, Alphabet Song, This Old Man
  • 8th Grade: London Bridge LH, Old McDonald LH
 


Homework: None 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: London Bridge, Sight-Rd WS #3, Alphabet Song, This Old Man, Mary Had LH
  • 8th Grade: Old McDonald LH, Ode to Joy Both Hands


Homework: Extra Note-Naming WS #2 

Friday (Treble Clef Test)
  • 7th Grade: Test
  • 8th Grade: Test

Homework: None

January 9-13: Beginning to Play

posted Jan 10, 2017, 12:33 PM by Quincy Jr. High School   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 1:44 PM ]

Monday
  • 7th Grade: Performing Rhythms, Treble Clef Review
  • 8th Grade: Performing Rhythms, Treble Clef Review


Homework: Treble Clef Note Recognition WS/Keyboard Note-Naming WS #1 
Tuesday
  • 7th Grade: Learning Piano Equipment, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had a Little Lamb RH, Ode to Joy RH
  • 8th Grade: Learning Piano Equipment, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had a Little Lamb RH, Ode to Joy RH
 


Homework: None  
Wednesday
  • 7th Grade: Continued Treble Clef Review, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had RH, Ode RH, Sight-Reading WS #2
  • 8th Grade: Continued Treble Clef Review, Sight-Reading WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had RH, Ode RH, Sight-Reading WS #2
 


Homework: Name the Notes WS 
Thursday
  • 7th Grade: Sight-Read WS #1 Playing Assignment, Mary Had RH, Ode RH, Sight-Reading WS #2
  • 8th Grade: Sight-Reading WS #2, This Old Man RH, Twinkle Twinkle LH


Homework: Extra Note-Naming WS #1 

Friday
  • 7th Grade: Sight-Reading WS #2, Alphabet Song, Sight-Reading WS #3
  • 8th Grade: This Old Man RH, Twinkle Twinkle LH, Sight-Reading WS #3

Homework: Extra Rhythm WS #1

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