Syllabus

Staff paper generator

Week 1

Staff reading lesson
Treble clef reading video 1
Treble clef reading video 2
Treble clef reading drill
Timed treble clef reading drill (goal = 1000)
One-note solfege drill - select level 1 (do, re, mi)
Three-note solfege drill - select level 1 (do, re, mi)
Key signature reference chart

To find do:

Three-note notation drill - select level 1 (do, re, mi)
Melody note notation drill - select level 1 (do, re, mi), choose from 1 to 7 notes and speed
First recorder fingerings (we will use B, A and G)
Recorder music, through Long-Legged Sailor, skip Nutcracker March
How to find middle C on the piano, and much more - a crash course
Fermata
Bar line, double bar-line, and ending bar-line

Week 2

Bass clef reading video
Note duration lesson (Whole and half notes this week, to go with quarter notes)
Meter (time) signature lesson (top number: beats per measure; bottom number; beats a whole note receives)
Rest duration lesson (Whole, half and quarter; companion to notes - rests are silences)

Kodaly hand chart (adding sol to do, re and mi)

Bass clef reading drill
Treble and bass clef reading drill
Keyboard, white key drill
Rhythm performance, whole and half notes (from settings, select EASY)
Rhythm dictation, whole and half notes (from settings, select EASY)
One-note solfege drill - select level 2 (do, mi, sol)
Three-note solfege drill - select level 2 (do, mi, sol)

Week 3

Ledger line video
Staff reading drill, treble and bass clef, with ledger lines

Steps and accidentals (sharps, flats and naturals)
Sharps and flats on the piano, black keys
Keyboard, all keys, name key, drill
Keyboard, all keys, find key (reverse), drill

Tetrachord explanation
Tetrachord video

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star variations for piano

Kodaly hand chart (adding fa to do, re, mi and sol)
One-note solfege drill - select levels 3 and 4 (do, re, mi, fa, sol)
Three-note solfege drill - select levels 3 and 4 (do, re, mi, fa, sol)

Rhythm dictation - only select top checkbox under 2/4 3/4 4/4 meter signatures (will use half, quarter, and pairs of eighth notes)

Week 4

Create major scale using tetrachords
Create major scale using tetrachords (video - overkill, but good)

Recorder fingerings (know low C to 4th line D, no accidentals)
Recorder - Old MacDonald
Recorder - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Recorder - Wondrous Love

Intervals
Interval inversion (QUANTITY ONLY! - complement of NINE!)

Week 5

Major scale practice

Intervals

Interval identification practice

Interval construction practice

Inversion of intervals

Kodaly hand chart (adding la and ti, entire scale)
One-note solfege drill - select level 5
Three-note solfege drill - select level 5

Recorder fingerings (add B-Flat)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star variations for piano (be able to play A, B and C)

Week 6

Key signature reference chart

To find do:

Major key signature practice

Major triads have a major third and a perfect fifth. Minor triads have a minor third and a perfect fifth.
Major and minor chord ear training

Triads in root position are at intervals of a 5th and 3rd. They may be notated as 53 (first number on top, second on bottom), but are usually just left blank.
Triads in first inversion are at intervals of a 6th and 3rd and usually notated as 6.
Triads in second inversion are at intervals of a 6th and 4th and are notated as 64 (first number on top, second on bottom).

Week 7

Dots (augmentation) and ties
Duration, note flags

Triad ear training, root position
Triad identification, root position

Recorder fingerings (begin chromatic)

Honey Bee for piano

To identify a minor key signature, name the major key signature, then drop down THREE HALF STEPS (this is the sixth scale degree of the major scale, LA, which is the home note for the minor scale).
Minor key signature practice

Week 8

Cantus firmus writing rules (supplemental link here)
Dynamics Lightly Row for piano