St. Joseph’s Lesson Plan #2

National Standards: 2, 5
New York Standards: 2
The students will be able to
  - successfully put their instruments together
  - play the pitches C4, D4, and E4
  - be introduced to the treble clef and the notes within the staff
  - to read and notate C4 to G4
  - Bass Clarinet
  - Pencils
  - Staff Paper
  - Treble clef diagram
  - Notes on the staff worksheet

  - Introduction of names.
  - Have the student place their clarinet case on the floor beside them and have them open it up from there so it doesn’t fall/break
   from their laps.
  - Show the student how to put the clarinet together, naming some of the parts along the way and telling what their purpose is.
      *If they DON’T have an instrument, show them a chart in their methods book anyway and show them the different parts by
      putting together my own bass clarinet.
  - Keep the mouthpiece separated for now to show them how to form the correct embouchure as well as how to put on the reed.
  - After they form the embouchure successfully, have them put it together with the rest of the clarinet and try to get a note out!
      - If they have trouble, use spitting a seed method!
  - Show them the fingerings for C4, D4, and E4 and then try to have them play those three notes.
  - If they are able to play some of those notes, try to have them play as long tones, using the Takadimi system to play for 4 ta’s.
  - Use the Notes worksheet to show them where C4, D4, E4 are actually on the staff.
      - Explain to them what a treble clef/g-clef is and explain why it’s called that.
      - Show them the acronyms used to remember the placement of the notes.
      *Start small and build up more in the next lesson.
  - After seeing these notes, have them try to write out C4, D4, and E4 on their own.
  - After writing them out, I will point to the notes and try to see if the student can name them in different patterns.
      - If they name them correctly, next while I point to them, have them play back the correct pitch.

Indicators of Success:
The students were able to
  - finger the correct notes when directed
  - recognize and answer correctly what notes were pointed on the staff
  - notate from C4 to E4, hopefully up to G4

Transfer of Learning:
When we start to work in the methods book, the student will be able to recognize the beginning notes a lot quicker as well as use the right fingerings and embouchure to produce the correct pitch.