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Posted 4/7/08

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WELCOME TO LOVE ACADEMY's MUSIC CLASS :)

We are now open for nomination for


CLASS OFFICER 2008


~POSITIONS~

President ~
Vice~President~
Secretary~
Treasurer~
Auditor~
Sgt. At Arms~*2
MUSE~
Prince Charming~


*in order for us to have our class money, each of us should donate...it's up to you my students on how much money you want to donate for our class If we will be able to gather a high amount, we will decide on what we are going to buy for it. Is it a music instrument, an album, music book or etc., that is useful for us here in our class....everybody can nominate a thing. I will only chose 3 things that are having the most recommendation from you to let you vote in!

The Treasurer and Auditor should understand their positions' job. The Secretary will have to do a recap every after the end of the day about the lessons we had~if there is!

If anything is going wrong in our class or somebody is having a fight, Sgt. At Arms should do a desciplinary action...

As for the Muse & Prince Charming, they should post a real picture of herself/himself so everybody can decide 100% correctly in voting ^ ^

The first 3 persons who have the most # of nomination in a specific position will automatically be voted. One who get the highest score will have the desired position ^_^ Please Vote Wisely!


~gracee21~

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grace. W8 a minute........ do we really need to have muse & prince charming, & treasurer....
Posted 4/7/08



grace. W8 a minute........ do we really need to have muse & prince charming, & treasurer....



yup yup, treasurer will be the one collecting the money from donations from our students...

and for the muse and prince charming, it's just for fun ken
Posted 4/7/08
sorry Fiby_23 if i wasn't able to give you the 3rd and 4th lesson for learning piano yesterday, i got some important matters to work at

this will be the continuation of our discussion

Lesson 3: Know the Lingo

This lesson will cover the stylistic part of playing the piano. "Knowing the lingo" will help you figure out the purpose behind all of those little symbols that cover the page, known as expression marks. First we'll start with the terms Legato, Staccato, and Slur. Legato is marked by long curved lines from one note to the next called slurs . These indicate that the notes should be played smoothly and connected. The opposite of this would be staccato . This is marked by dots either above or below the notehead. Be careful not to get these confused with dotted notes which add length to the rhythm and are marked with a dot to the side. Staccato notes should be played short and slightly puncuated. A more intensely puncuated note is called an accent and should be played with some force. This note is marked by a sign that looks like this >.

Another extremely important part of playing the piano is dynamics . This refers to how loud or soft to play. There are many different markings for loudness or softness. You can see either a crescendo , which looks like a long accent, or a decrescendo , which is the same thing drawn the opposite way. When the symbol opens like this < it is a crescendo and indicates that you should gradually get louder. When it opens like this > it is a decrescendo and means to gradually get softer. Other dynamic markings are listed below.

f= forte-loud p= piano-soft mf= mezzo forte- medium loud

pp= pianissimo- very soft ff= fortissimo-very loud


You've now learned what volume to use, which notes to play and the rhythm to play them in. Now you need to know what speed to play. This is where tempo markings come in. These are generally located at the beginning of the piece above the treble clef. Although there are many different tempo markings, these are the most common:

Adagio= slow Andante=moderately slow/walking tempo Moderato= moderate Allegro= fast


The final part of this lesson will cover something written within the music called accidentals. These lower or raise the pitch to include notes not written within the key signature , which we will define later. Sharps and flats do not necessarily relate to the style of a piece, but they are a vital part of playing music. The symbol for a flat sign is written as „. This lowers the note one half step. The symbol for a sharp sign is # . This raises the pitch of a note one half step. After these symbols have been written in front of a note once in a measure (a measure is the space between two of the barlines that divide up a piece) the sharp or flat is in effect for the whole measure. So if the first note is a D„ and the last note is written as a D, it is also assumed to be a D„. The only way that a note is returned to its original pitch in the same measure as the sharp or flat sign is if it carries a natural sign, which looks like this, n.This sign cancels out the sharp or flat for all following notes of the same pitch. The next lesson will discuss key signatures and time signatures, enabling you to understand the way a piece of music is organized.



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Lesson 4: Breaking Music's Secret Code



As you can begin to see, music is much like a science. There are certain rules, symbols, and plans for making every kind of music. This lesson will unlock some of those secret formulas that make up really good music. One of the most important decisions when composing music is picking a key. Since there are 12 keys in one octave , there are 12 possibilities for major keys and 12 possibilites for minor keys . Most songs are written in either major or minor. Major keys sound bright, while minor keys sound darker and mellower. This all depends on the key signature . The key signature is written at the beginning of the piece as sharps or flats placed at the beginning of both staves (plural of staff). You can find the major key signature by looking at the last sharp and going up a half step. For instance, if the key signature has 3 sharps, F-sharp, C-sharp, and G-sharp, the major key will be one half-step up from G-sharp, A major. If the key signature has flats, the major key will be the second to last flat. For example if there are 2 flats, B-flat and E-flat, the key will be B-flat major. Each major key shares its key signature with a relative minor key. If the key sounds like it's minor, you can find the major key and go down 3 half steps. So if it has 2 flats but has a minor sound, you can determine that it is B-flat major and go down 3 half steps to G minor.

Time signatures also appear at the beginning of each staff. These resemble fractions. The top number can best be explained as indicating how many beats are in a measure. The bottom number tells which note gets the beat. For instance, in 4/4 time there are 4 quarter note beats. In 6/8 there are 6 eighth note beats. 6/8 is also, however, what is called a compound meter . Although there are 6 eighth notes, the beat is often felt as 2 dotted quarter notes. Since the beat is a dotted note, it is called a compound meter. If the beat can be divided into two parts such as in 4/4, 3/4, and 3/2, it is called a simple meter. If there are even numbers of beats it is called a duple meter. So 4/4 is called duple simple . 6/8 is duple compound. If there are, for example, 3 beats in a measure, it is called a triple meter. An example of a triple simple measure would be 3/2. There are 3 half notes, which means 3 beats, a triple meter, and the beat is a half note which is not dotted and can be divided in two, which makes it a simple meter. There are also meters which do not fit into these categories which are labeled as assymetrical meters. Examples of these include 5/4, 5/8, 7/4, and 7/8. Piano composer Bela Bartok was well-known for using assymetrical meters in his works.

Posted 4/7/08
i hope everybody did understand the above lessons

tomorrow i will be giving a short quiz
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i hope everybody did understand the above lessons

tomorrow i will be giving a short quiz


kinda....useles.......all the notes are there...............except if you edit it to hide it....................but they can still copy then paste it............just give them an easy piano piece then let them play it.
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gracee21 wrote:

i hope everybody did understand the above lessons

tomorrow i will be giving a short quiz


kinda....useles.......all the notes are there...............except if you edit it to hide it....................but they can still copy then paste it............just give them an easy piano piece then let them play it.


Keep, it cool, Professor. Maybe you are right, but you can also give them some questions that answers cannot be found in the post. Keep it simple. If we can hide those lessons, we can do it for the sake of the exams and quizzes.
Posted 4/8/08

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gracee21 wrote:

i hope everybody did understand the above lessons

tomorrow i will be giving a short quiz


kinda....useles.......all the notes are there...............except if you edit it to hide it....................but they can still copy then paste it............just give them an easy piano piece then let them play it.


ok prof. boo_shoe2000 if you like, you can give the questions for today's quiz, anyways, both of us are the prof. here
Posted 4/10/08
i have a question......... 12 keys in one octave how it happens?
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sorry Fiby_23 if i wasn't able to give you the 3rd and 4th lesson for learning piano yesterday, i got some important matters to work at

this will be the continuation of our discussion

Lesson 3: Know the Lingo

This lesson will cover the stylistic part of playing the piano. "Knowing the lingo" will help you figure out the purpose behind all of those little symbols that cover the page, known as expression marks. First we'll start with the terms Legato, Staccato, and Slur. Legato is marked by long curved lines from one note to the next called slurs . These indicate that the notes should be played smoothly and connected. The opposite of this would be staccato . This is marked by dots either above or below the notehead. Be careful not to get these confused with dotted notes which add length to the rhythm and are marked with a dot to the side. Staccato notes should be played short and slightly puncuated. A more intensely puncuated note is called an accent and should be played with some force. This note is marked by a sign that looks like this >.

Another extremely important part of playing the piano is dynamics . This refers to how loud or soft to play. There are many different markings for loudness or softness. You can see either a crescendo , which looks like a long accent, or a decrescendo , which is the same thing drawn the opposite way. When the symbol opens like this < it is a crescendo and indicates that you should gradually get louder. When it opens like this > it is a decrescendo and means to gradually get softer. Other dynamic markings are listed below.

f= forte-loud p= piano-soft mf= mezzo forte- medium loud

pp= pianissimo- very soft ff= fortissimo-very loud


You've now learned what volume to use, which notes to play and the rhythm to play them in. Now you need to know what speed to play. This is where tempo markings come in. These are generally located at the beginning of the piece above the treble clef. Although there are many different tempo markings, these are the most common:

Adagio= slow Andante=moderately slow/walking tempo Moderato= moderate Allegro= fast


The final part of this lesson will cover something written within the music called accidentals. These lower or raise the pitch to include notes not written within the key signature , which we will define later. Sharps and flats do not necessarily relate to the style of a piece, but they are a vital part of playing music. The symbol for a flat sign is written as „. This lowers the note one half step. The symbol for a sharp sign is # . This raises the pitch of a note one half step. After these symbols have been written in front of a note once in a measure (a measure is the space between two of the barlines that divide up a piece) the sharp or flat is in effect for the whole measure. So if the first note is a D„ and the last note is written as a D, it is also assumed to be a D„. The only way that a note is returned to its original pitch in the same measure as the sharp or flat sign is if it carries a natural sign, which looks like this, n.This sign cancels out the sharp or flat for all following notes of the same pitch. The next lesson will discuss key signatures and time signatures, enabling you to understand the way a piece of music is organized.



No problem Prof...
i'm also busy coz i have an up-coming exam...
anyway i've been laughing my heart out coz the terms used here are italian words and i'm from italy...
this makes everything more easier...





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i hope everybody did understand the above lessons

tomorrow i will be giving a short quiz


A short quiz...
My oh my!!!!!
you serious Prof...
coz the class is still empty...
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Oh hello to the new Prof boo_shoe2000...
How does this works?!?!?
Both teaches the same lesson? or one teaches a certain instrument and the other another?
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Oh hello to the new Prof boo_shoe2000...
How does this works?!?!?
Both teaches the same lesson? or one teaches a certain instrument and the other another?


don't really know.....I havn't been active for a while and I was supposed to teach you guys the piano lessons ,but, before I became a teacher, gracee already gave you those......it's not her fault really.....maybe I'll just teach you other instruments...if I have time a-kweh
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fiby_23 wrote:

Oh hello to the new Prof boo_shoe2000...
How does this works?!?!?
Both teaches the same lesson? or one teaches a certain instrument and the other another?


don't really know.....I havn't been active for a while and I was supposed to teach you guys the piano lessons ,but, before I became a teacher, gracee already gave you those......it's not her fault really.....maybe I'll just teach you other instruments...if I have time a-kweh


lol...ok Prof then see in our next lessons...

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