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7th Grade

HCS CONCERT BAND PROGRAM 

7th Grade Band Karate – (Level 4)

 

The martial arts belt system is used in training to mark the progress a student has made in their study.  Similarly, display your proficiency on your instrument by earning belts for Band Karate!

 Everyone must complete ALL objectives in order to earn a belt.  These objectives will be entered into the grade book as playing test grades. 

 Students who receive their Black Belt will be recognized on the band website (music.hobokencs.org) and at the end-of-year Band Party.

 Band Karate and official playing tests will be used in determining chair placement and section leaders for concerts.

 PASS OFF PROCEDURES 

Students may pass off objectives at the beginning of class, during scheduled objective pass-off days, and before school by appointment.  

All performance material must be performed with characteristic tone quality, correct notes, correct rhythms, dynamics, phrasing, and articulations. 

Preparation must be clearly evident!  Failure to pass off material will require a minimum of one day to practice the assignment before another attempt can be made.

If you don’t pass, don’t fret!  Keep practicing and try again!

Level 4 Band Karate – 7th Grade – Blue Book

 

 

                                                                   WHITE BELT (review)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Proper Instrument Assembly

 

 

Proper Hand Positions/Posture

 

 

Pg 13 –all (review)

 

 

 All Scales (memorized)

 

 

YELLOW BELT (Enharmonics, cut time)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 14 # 65

 

 

Pg 15 # 70

 

 

Pg 15 # 71-72

 

 

Concert Ab scale

 

 

Concert Bb arpeggio

 

 

ORANGE BELT (Time signature 3/8, 6/8)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 17 # 75

 

 

Pg 17 # 76

 

 

Pg 18 # 78

 

 

Concert F arpeggio

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

GREEN BELT (16th notes, chromatic notes)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 19 # 83

 

 

Pg 19 # 84

 

 

Pg 19 # 87

 

 

Pg 20 # 89

 

 

Chromatic Scale

 

 

Concert Eb arpeggio

 

 

BLUE BELT (8th/16th note combo, slurs)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 21 # 95

 

 

Pg 21 # 96

 

 

Pg 24 # 98

 

 

Pg 24 # 100

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

PURPLE BELT (Advanced 8th/16th note rhythms)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 25 # 103 (duet with a partner)

 

 

Pg 25 # 106

 

 

Pg 26 # 107

 

 

Pg 26 # 108

 

 

Concert Ab and chrom. scales

 

 

BROWN BELT (8th note triplet)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 27 # 113 (duet with a partner)

 

 

Pg 27 # 114

 

 

Pg 27 # 115

 

 

Concert C arpeggio

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

 

                                                                   RED BELT (Time sig review, triplets)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 28 # 116

 

 

Pg 28 # 117

 

 

Concert G arpeggio

 

 

Band Music Check

 

 

BLACK BELT (Mastery)

                     Objective

Date Completed

Teacher Sign-off

Pg 28 # 118

 

 

Band Music Final Check (if necessary)

 

 

All Scales (memorized)

 

 

All arpeggios (memorized)

 

 

Pg 38 Instrument solos

 

 

 

 

If you have earned a Black Belt before the end of the school year, you will continue on to Festival Solos.  In order to pass these solos, you must learn to perform them along with a recorded accompaniment, showing the mastery you have learned throughout the year.

 

Everybody who earns a Black Belt will receive an award at the end of the year. 

 

Depending on the time of year, sometimes a scale check and Band Music check might be swapped.  For example, if it were right before the Holiday Concert and I have not done a Band Music check for you yet, I’d rather check your music for the concert than your scale.  Make sense?

 

 

7th grade scales: Bb, F, Eb, C, G, Ab, chromatic

 

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