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Music in the Middle with Mr D

Dale Duncan is the creator of the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program. In the S-Cubed system, you get everything you'd receive in a sight singing book and more...thanks to modern technology. You get the sight singing examples, rhythm examples, bell-ringer activities and you also get direct links to video teaching tips and video teaching examples that take you directly into his classroom as he teaches his students. 10-15 minutes per day...fun approach. That's S-Cubed!

Dale Duncan is the creator of the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program. In the S-Cubed system, you get everything you'd receive in a sight singing book and more...thanks to modern technology. You get the sight singing examples, rhythm examples, bell-ringer activities and you also get direct links to video teaching tips and video teaching examples that take you directly into his classroom as he teaches his students. 10-15 minutes per day...fun approach. That's S-Cubed!
S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program-Using the Daily Lesson Plan
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S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program-Using the Daily Lesson Plan

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This is a freebie to help explain what you will find if you purchase individual lessons or bundles for S-Cubed! Recognize what the children don't know. Don't fault them for not knowing it... Then, teach it to them in a fun way they will remember forever. ...That's the philosophy of S-Cubed. In this Power Point, you will see the basic lesson plan that will be used throughout the series "S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Teachers and Students". The purpose of this free offering is for you to see how easy it will be to follow the series. For more info on S-Cubed, go to: www.inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com
S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program
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S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Choir Teachers and Students is a course that was developed by Mr D during his 24 years of teaching chorus to this age group. Endorsed and used by the Choral program in Durham School of the Arts in Durham, NC, and programs around the world! Think of the S-Cubed Sight Singing system as a workshop-lesson plan combination that includes video teaching links and video teaching tip links to help buyers have at their fingertips many varied tools to help them teach sight singing to their middle school beginners successfully. Recognize what the children don't know. Don't fault them for not knowing it... Then, teach it to them in a fun way they will remember forever. ...That's the philosophy of S-Cubed. To learn more about S-Cubed, go to www.inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com and click "About My Sight Singing Program".
Lesson 21 MATH CLASS!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 21 MATH CLASS! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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Lesson 21 Product Description This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1. MATH CLASS Congratulations to you for making it to Lesson 21! We have almost arrived to our destination of teaching our young singers how to sight singing 2-part exercises that include dotted-quarter eighth note combinations and very difficult skips. Cross-Curricular work is always a good idea, so we are taking our students to MATH CLASS in order to reenforce the knowledge of note values, and to help our young singers avoid confusing quarter notes with singular eighth notes as we make final preparations for our students to read dotted-quarter eighth note combinations. We will work on increasing their comfort level with the “RE, FA, LA” tool, and we will work toward helping them find the correct pitch for the more difficult intervals included in the “RE, FA, LA” tool. In this three day lesson, you will receive: 3 Sight Singing examples that include singular eighth notes. 3 Group Rhythm Exercises in 2-parts during which you emphasize performing with balance as well as continuing to help your students learn to see some short cuts that will help them avoid mistakes when performing in 2-parts. You will get 3 Written/Oral Warm ups focused on note values. As always, you will get links to videos that include teaching tips for each daily lesson to give you some ideas on how to present the material. In addition, you will get video links to Mr. D teaching many of the lessons to his own beginners in real time in a real public school classroom. The lessons follow the normal daily lesson procedure outlined in the three freebies in the S-Cubed program (except on Day 1). Please check those freebies out if you haven’t done so already! (Written/Oral warm up; Group Rhythm Practice; Forbidden Pattern; Follow the Hand; Sight Singing Example). Your students will stop moaning when you pull out the Sight Singing materials with S-Cubed! It is the 21st century way to improve how you teach Sight Singing. It is carefully progressive in sequence in a manner that encourages and increases the chances of success for your Upper Elementary and Middle School students each and every day. The daily success helps them to be more likely to enjoy the process of learning to Sight Sing. The method is developed by a real teacher in a real classroom. S-Cubed is like a teacher workshop that includes lesson plans and lesson guidance by a teacher who is using it in his classroom everyday. These are real materials that are used in my classroom daily. To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 11 Tools in the Toolbox!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 11 Tools in the Toolbox! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In Lesson 11, Tools in your Toolbox, it's all coming together! In Lessons 1-10, we assembled and sharpened all of the tools that our students need in the toolbox to successfully Sight Sing varied rhythms and stepwise pitches, and now it is time to put those tools to use in the most challenging Sight Singing examples yet! In Lesson 11, you will get 3 days of lessons that are intended to be 10-15 minutes long. They include: *Written/Oral Warm Ups *Three group rhythm exercises *Three Sight Singing examples *Individual coaching in YouTube links that are intended for the teacher that include specific instructions for each lesson. *YouTube links that will take you directly to examples of Mr D teaching the lessons to his own students. *A video link about Philosophy and suggestions about how to help your students handle the new, higher levels of difficulty in the Sight Singing examples so they continue to fight hard to beat the page. It's just like coaching a football team! Positively guiding them helps them strive for their best work! It's time to put all of the tools in the toolbox to good use in Lesson 11 as they continue on their journey with S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Teachers and their students! To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 6  Chaos!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 6 Chaos! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: S-Cubed: How to Teach Sight Singing to Your Middle School Beginners! This program is cumulative in nature. You should begin with Lesson 1 The Game. It's in my store. In this Power Point Presentation, you will learn about another important layer in the S-Cubed process that will help your singers become stronger and more independent Sight Singers. In Lesson 6, you will be guided through how to use what Mr D calls "Chaos" during your Sight Singing lessons. You will learn what Chaos is (as if middle school teachers don't already know!) and how to apply it to your daily sight singing ritual. The new layer will help your students work at their own pace and gradually improve as the process continues. In this lesson, you will also receive 4 more Sight Singing examples, numerous teaching tips (video tips as well as written tips) on how to use Chaos effectively, and several YouTube clips of Mr D teaching the process to his own beginners (2013-2014 school year) so you can see the process in action. You will also continue using the teaching techniques that we learned about in Lessons 1-5. However, this lesson is also good as a "stand alone" lesson for teachers who have a good method in place for teaching pitch and rhythm, but who are looking for another way to help improve some of the weaker Sight Singers. The independent component of Chaos is the part that helps all levels to improve and work at their own pace. Most importantly, using Chaos in your lessons helps you rely less and less on that soprano who has been taking private lessons for 8 of her 11 years on the planet! ....and we want all of them to become better Sight Singers anyway...that is a big part of the S-Cubed philosophy! Try CHAOS today in your classroom and watch how quickly the structured use of it will help your singers become great readers! To learn more about S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 4  Reading Pitch  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 4 Reading Pitch S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! It's in my store! This is a critical three day, 15 minute lesson in the S-Cubed process because these are the first times that the students will actually read and sing pitch off of a page of music. When they are successful, you (and THEY) will want to celebrate! In this Power Point presentation, you will receive video links that include guided practice information on how to deliver the information to your children. You will get three sight singing examples to use with them. You will learn about two new techniques in the process called "Varied but comfortable DO", "Silent Signing", and you will continue playing the games and doing the exercises you learned in Lessons 1-3. You will also get 2 YouTube links of me actually teaching my beginners this year (2013-2014). You will hear them celebrate as they are successful reading, signing and singing the pitch off the page. S-Cubed is designed to remove the dread and drudgery of the day to day lessons of Sight Singing! Join in the fun so you and your students can have a great time enjoying the learning process of this very important music skill! This game is the hook for your young singers. They love playing this game because they want to beat the teacher! To learn more about S-Cubed go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 14  The Secret Code!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Lesson 14 The Secret Code! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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Lesson 14 Production Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! By Lesson 14 of S-Cubed, our beginning students are confidently and fluently sight singing unison melodies that include varied rhythms using the numerous skills they’ve learned since starting the Forbidden Pattern game and other exercises weeks ago in Lesson 1. In this 3-day lesson called “The Secret Code”, we create a bit of mystery as we begin the process of helping our beginning students unravel how to use key signatures to determine where DO is located. Also, in this lesson, we introduce the hand signs for the Chromatic Scale through the game Forbidden Pattern. Using Chromatics in the game helps to refine the ears of our students and that will help tremendously with our performance songs too! The training in the S-Cubed system will start to pay for your choral program off in ways you can’t have imagined! This lesson includes 3 written/oral learning preparation exercises, 3 sight singing examples, 2 rhythm examples, a video link of the Chromatic Hand Signs used by Mr D and, as always, we include links to videos of teaching tips for each day’s lesson. Also included are two video links to Mr D teaching two of the lessons to his middle school beginning choir students so you can get ideas about how to present the material to your students too! We are well on our way to successfully reading 2-part Sight Singing exercises that include syncopated rhythms! Become a part of the S-Cubed System today. One step at a time…the S-Cubed way! To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 7 Keepin' 'em Steady and Gettin' 'em Skippin'  S-Cubed Sight Singing for Beginners!
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Lesson 7 Keepin' 'em Steady and Gettin' 'em Skippin' S-Cubed Sight Singing for Beginners!

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In this 50 page Power Point presentation, Mr D sets up his approach to the early days of teaching rhythm to our beginning sight singers. Mr D shares pages of teaching tips that will help you guide your students as they learn to properly FEEL and EXPERIENCE meter. In addition, you will get two days of lessons that are 10-15 minutes long, 2 sets of rhythm exercises, and 2 Sight Singing examples as well as YouTube links of Mr D teaching his own beginning students in September 2013. We also introduce SKIPS of the arpeggio in this lesson! Because S-Cubed is a method AND a philosophy, Mr D gives some tips on how to make sure you continue to reflect the FUN and competitive nature of the game that is so key to keeping our students excited and enjoying the daily Sight Singing rituals. We want to motivate them to "Beat the Page!" Lesson 7 should be quickly followed by Lesson 8 in coming days because the two are directly linked as we begin our focus on Meter and Rhythm. Step by Step, we are helping our students become literate, competent readers...all while they are having a great time and feeling successful with each new step we take on the journey! To learn more about S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Preview of S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program
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Preview of S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program

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This offering is designed to explain in even more detail what to expect from S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Teachers and Students. Recognize what the children don't know. Don't fault them for not knowing it... Then, teach it to them in a fun way they will remember forever. ...That's the philosophy of S-Cubed. In the power point, you will find an explanation of how to use the products on a daily basis in your Chorus and Music classroom. You will also find a video link of Mr D explaining the product in more detail. For more info on S-Cubed, go to: www.inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com
Lesson 15  The Secret Code REVEALED!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Lesson 15 The Secret Code REVEALED! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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Production Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! Giving our young, inexperienced Sight Singers a Circle of Fifths and saying “GO” is a sure fire way to make their eyes glaze over and to lose your audience. They are a tough crowd. So, we present this all-important lesson about key signatures in the typical S-Cubed fashion by presenting it as a mystery code that they have to know in order to unlock the information. The preparation is done, and now our students are ready to have the Secret Code REVEALED! I tell my students that it’s time to start on our path toward reading music the “Grown up” way. The goal is to get them to use the key signature to determine what the first pitch of the song is, and that is exactly what they learn in this 4-day, 10-15 minutes per day lesson set that is a part of the S-Cubed Sight Singing System for Upper Elementary and Middle School Teachers and their Students. This lesson is a direct extension of Lesson 14 during which we lay the groundwork for this final step. Also, in this four-day lesson, you will get 4 Written/Oral Warm ups, 4 Sight Singing Examples, and 4 Group Rhythm Exercises that emphasize the differences in the appearances of the dotted-quarter/dotted half note. You will also continue refining their ears as you use the Chromatic Scale in the game Forbidden Pattern, and you will continue to prepare skips. As always, you will get short video links of Mr D giving you some teaching tips to help guide you through each day’s lessons, as well as actual teaching examples of Mr D delivering the material to his own beginners. We are well on our way to successfully reading 2-part Sight Singing exercises that include syncopated rhythms! Become a part of the S-Cubed System today. One step at a time…the S-Cubed way! Learn to teach Sight Singing the 21st way! To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 5 Training the Eye!   S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 5 Training the Eye! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! It's in my store! In Lesson 5, we are continuing to methodically build our student's ability to read stepwise pitch in S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing Course for Middle School Teachers and Students! This Power Point Presentation includes 27 slides. In it, I will guide the teacher through the process step by step. You will get several written/oral warm ups, sight singing examples, teaching tips as well as many YouTube examples of me actually teaching my beginners and giving personal instruction to you. The videos are designed to help you see how I help my beginning children learn what to "see" on the page of music so they can flawlessly interpret pitch. Also included in this lesson is a new Ear Training Exercise called "Score the Scale" that is sure to motivate your children to learn to listen better and better as they become smarter musicians through S-Cubed. You will continue to receive tips on how to properly use Forbidden Pattern and Follow the Hand to keep your students excited about these activities! You will end the unit with a written Assessment designed to make sure your students are all catching onto the material before moving on to Lesson 6. Lesson 5 will last about 10 minutes per day for about 4 days, depending on the level you teach. To learn all about S-Cubed Sight Singing Program for Middle School Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 9 Preparation!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 9 Preparation! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In this four-day, 10 minute per day lesson pack, you will receive several written/oral warm ups, three Sight Singing examples, several group rhythm practice exercises, a short rhythm assessment, numerous teaching tips to help make sure your students learn the material well, and, as always, you will receive YouTube links so you can see Mr. D working with his beginners who are learning the same things you are teaching your children. This is the 9th lesson in the S-Cubed Series. Solid habits have been established in reading pitch, signing technique, and accenting technique. Our daily routines and rituals are in place. In this lesson, we are beginning the initial stages of preparation for reading skips of the arpeggio, and we are preparing our students to deal with key signatures. We are continuing to train the eye to see and interpret information on the page of music by helping them to carefully identify the names of the solfege pitches that are not close together. In addition, we are continuing to prepare them for singing skips in our game, Forbidden Pattern. Join the S-Cubed Sight Singing system today! Your young singers will be Sight Singing 2-part harmony with skips and dotted-quarter eighth note combinations in just months...and having a great time doing it! To learn more about the S-Cubed Sight Singing Program for Middle School Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 1 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 1 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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Octaves, Balance, Blend and Review This product is only intended for teachers and students who have completed the Original S-Cubed Series for Beginners.   This method is intended only for SAB or Three-part choirs that include the boy's changing or changed voice all of whom have completed S-Cubed Original Series before their voices changed.   It is not intended for people who have completed other sight singing programs and who believe they are ready for S-Cubed Level 2.  Do not buy this lesson in that situation. It will be a waste of your money. This is best used when you've completed the first series. In this lesson, we review items from the previous S-Cubed program.  We learn the "Cup Up' Game to generate an atmosphere of teamwork. It will help them as they face tougher work in sight singing.  We "test" ourselves in the mixed choir sight singing arena.  We learn about tuning "octaves".  With S-Cubed Level 2, we will build skills that help them begin to ask questions as they get ready to move to high school.  We will begin to address the theoretical items that they have questions about.  If you are looking for a Freshman Theory class, S-Cubed Level 2 isn’t it. S-Cubed is designed to appeal to real middle school students who walk into your classroom with little or no experience and to the teachers who teach them. Please start with the original series which is located in my store. One step at a time...the S-Cubed way.  Preparing them to be curious, life-long, literate singers as they are ready.   Stay connected with Mr D:
Lesson 8 Keepin' 'em Steady Part 2!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 8 Keepin' 'em Steady Part 2! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In Lesson 8 of S-Cubed, we continue to build the skill sets that will help your young singers become fluent readers in months with these 10-15 minute daily lessons! In this 4-day offering, you will receive several rhythm exercises, four Sight Singing exercises and many teaching tips related to helping you effectively deliver the material in order to make sure your students master the new rhythm skills. Lesson 8 is a direct extension of Lesson 7 and is focused on habits and skills that relate to performing rhythm exercises in 2/4 and 3/4. In this lesson we, also work toward successfully demonstrating understanding of meter in the Sight Singing exercises in all three time signatures. One step at a time! That is the S-Cubed way! To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 3 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Lesson 3 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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S-Cubed Level 2 Lesson 3 Product Description This product is only intended for teachers and students who have completed the Original S-Cubed Series for Beginners, and who have also completed Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 in Level 2 which are available in my store. This method is intended only for SAB or Three-part choirs that include the boy's changing or changed voice all of whom have completed S-Cubed Original Series before their voices changed.   It is not intended for people who have completed other sight singing programs and who believe they are ready for S-Cubed Level 2.  Do not buy this lesson in that situation. It will be a waste of your money. In this lesson, we begin our transition toward the learning more about the theory of music while we continue working on their ears to help them hear and see true/perfect unisons and octave unisons. Using kinesthetic, aural and visual techniques to help our students begin to connect the dots from solfege to reading the letter names, we are easing them into the understanding that is required to excel as true musicians. We continue to use rhythm exercises to further develop their balance and blend in the mixed choir setting. There are four 10-15 minute sight singing lessons included in this purchase. All links to the video teaching tips and video teaching examples are included. One step at a time...the S-Cubed way.  Preparing them to be curious, life-long, literate singers as they are ready.   Stay connected with Mr D: Subscribe to my email list. Send me an email at inthemiddlewithmrd@gmail.com and write SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
Lesson 10 Pulsing!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing Program for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 10 Pulsing! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing Program for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! Building Sight Singing skills in young beginners is like building a house. In Lesson 10, we finish pouring the foundation! ....And with S-Cubed, we are working methodically to build a sound structure that will last them a lifetime! In this 4 day, 10-minutes-per-day offering, you will get *Three Sight Singing exercises *Three group rhythm exercises *Several oral/written warm up exercises *An assessment designed to test your students ability to read pitch as we prepare to learn to identify skips and teach about key signatures in later S-Cubed lessons. *You will also receive two YouTube links of Mr D teaching his own beginners some of the lessons in Lesson 10. S-Cubed is a Sight Singing teacher training course that includes all of the student exercises you need plus a video guide of the method being used in real time! Have fun! Teach well! ....The S-Cubed way! To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Full Bundle of Level TWO of the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program
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Full Bundle of Level TWO of the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program

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Level TWO includes 15 weeks of lessons for teachers who have Completed the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners (Original Series...also located in my store). In Level 1, our beginners learned the "how" of tackling sight singing examples. In the Level TWO lessons, we take the students to the next level by teaching them the "why". We learn about key signatures and how they are created. We dig deeply into the solving of Chromatic pitches in our music. We learn how to execute much more difficult rhythms including 8th rests, 16th notes and rests and much more. Level TWO is aimed the SAB/Three part choir. We follow the same principles as in the original series: 10-15 minutes per day. I also share how I begin to apply all of the learning to their real repertoire in ways in which they are now ready! One step at a time...the S-Cubed way.
Lesson 5 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Lesson 5 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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This is Lesson 5 in the S-Cubed Level 2 Series. This product is only intended for teachers and students who have completed the Original S-Cubed Series for Beginners, and who have also completed Lessons 1-4 in Level 2 which are all located in my store. This method is intended only for SAB or Three-part choirs that include the boy's changing or changed voice all of whom have completed S-Cubed Original Series before their voices changed.   It is not intended for people who have completed other sight singing programs and who believe they are ready for S-Cubed Level 2.  Do not buy this lesson in that situation. It will be a waste of your money. The test from Lesson 4 is done. The post-test tutoring is done so that we can make sure all of our students are understanding what we’ve taught in Level 2 so far. Level 2 requires very advanced thinking and reasoning skills, and it is best used with 8th grade and higher. In Lesson 5, we continue to build the foundations required to understand the true purpose of key signatures. We use the keyboard to help them make the visual connection. We use scales from the original series to help them make the aural connection. We help them become comfortable with recognizing the various types of half steps and whole steps on the keyboard. We challenge them with new ways of singing the chromatic scale. We continue to advance their ability to recognize and use the eighth rest as well as recognizing all sorts of unisons…rhythmic and pitch. All links to the video teaching tips and video teaching examples are included. You get to see how Mr. D has takes his own true, public school beginners into the early stages of theoretical understanding. One step at a time...the S-Cubed way.  Preparing them to be curious, life-long, literate singers as they are ready.   Stay connected with Mr D by subscribing to my email list. Email me at inthemiddlewithmrd@gmail.com and write SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.