Ms. Curtis Notes

Music 10, Music 112, Theatre Arts 120, Social Studies 9


Posted: October 3, 2012

Congratulations to Grade 10 Music students who did a fabulous job on their Rockband projects. The quality of the projects was outstanding; the best that I've seen in years. I will be posting audio and video clips of some of your work. Well done!! I'm so proud of you all!

Posted: September 14, 2012

Music Listening Timeline  This is sure to be a fun assignment for you and your parents to work on together. Due Date: Wednesday, Sept. 19th
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Posted: October 7, 2011

So we've been discussing instrument families and characteristics of those instruments. Before we begin playing any instruments it is important that you all know a trumpet from a French horn, and xylophone from a bass drum. If you are uncertain about these instruments and any others, take some time this weekend to practise identifying instruments visually, and recognizing the sounds  that each instrument makes.You can do this using the websites we used in class, as well as, the Instrument Bee slideshow (see attached). Check them out in the "weblinks" section on this page. You will be tested on this material on Wednesday, Oct.12th. Have a great weekend and eat lots of turkey!!
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Posted: September 19, 2011

Rewrite will happen on Tuesday. If you are in period 4, you will rewrite during study block. Students in periods 1 or three will rewrite at 12:00. If you wer absent for the test, you will also rewrite during this time.

Posted: September 19, 2011

Music Listening Timelines are due on Tuesday. See attachment for assignment.
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Posted: September 12, 2011

Music 10 Music Styles Quiz on Wednesday, Sept. 14th. Review your notes and practice listening  to different styles. is a great resource for that.

Posted: March 21, 2011

Congratulations to Grade 10 students on their successful completion of their "Rock Band" projects. There were a lot of awesome projects with some great quality compositions using software and real instruments. So proud of you guys! Check out some of the masterpieces.

Posted: February 8, 2011

We have been studying and analysing Music Styles, and your  music styles quiz will be taking place Tuesday and Wednesday.Be sure to look over the decsription of each style, as well as, the origin. Youtube can be very useful resouce when practicing identifying music styles. See attachment "Music Styles" for studying.   Your first assignment will involve some looking back in time as you create a timeline of your music preferences. This should include everything from  Barney to Avril Lavigne. See attached assignment for specific details. Your parents may enjoy helping you with this assignment.
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Posted: January 18, 2011

Continue to work on theory review sheets. We will begin theory review in Wednesday's class. Bring questions and concerns.

Posted: January 11, 2011

Music History(Medieval, Renaissnace, and Baroque) Test will be Thursday, Jan. 13th.

Posted: December 14, 2010

I've posted the music selections which we have analyzed together in class. Refer to your notes to help prepare you for the listening portion of your History test;Date TBA.

Posted: November 24, 2010

THis week we have been working on Major and Minor Tonic Triads, as well as, Dominant triads in Major and Minor keys.   We will have an ear training quiz on major and minor triads on Friday, NOv. 26th. Use to practise your ear training skills.
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Posted: November 24, 2010

THEORY QUIZ on semitones and wholetones will be on Friday, Nov. 26th   Practise the attached exercise to help prepare you for this quiz.
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Posted: November 17, 2010

We are currently studying music of the Renaissance era. With that, students will be learning some Renaissance dance on Thursday during study block. It promises to be a very entertaining hour :)    
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