Welcome to Mr. Passariello's Music Page
For the 2019-2020 school year, students will learn about choral and instrumental music, music notation and composition, music theory, music history and the use of technology in music. I hope you are as excited as I am to explore the incredible world of music!Students:Please have a Music folder for all handouts. In addition, please come to class with multiple writing utensils, preferably pencils.During the first half of the school year, students focus on the vocal aspect in music. Students will learn about proper vocal technique and audience etiquette, studying Solfege and sight singing which allows students the ability to read sheet music, singing and analyzing songs from various genres and around the world, music notation, creating and composing music and music theory.When we return to school after the new year, students in 6th and 7th grade focus on instrumental music. 6th graders will focus on learning to read rhythms and playing percussion instruments such as Boomwhackers. Students in 7th grade will focus on learning to read chord charts/diagrams and playing either the keyboard, guitar or ukulele. In addition, students will learn about proper instrumental technique, instrument care, learning how to read chord charts/diagrams, playing songs in different styles and genres (pop, rock, jazz) as well as studying various rhythms used in music.Lastly, students will be given the opportunity to utilize classroom MacBooks as part of incorporating music technology into their curriculum. Students will display their creativity through the use of educational music programs such as GarageBand, Incredibox, HTML5 Drum Kit and Chrome Music Lab.ALL BAND ENSEMBLES:If you do not wish to continue band, please return any instrument(s) you have at home and have not returned to PS/IS 49.BEGINNING BAND APPLICATION/INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN "MY RESOURCES"BEGINNING BAND WILL MEET TUESDAY MORNINGS FROM 7:15AM-8:15AMADVANCED BAND WILL MEET TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS AFTER SCHOOL FROM 2:45PM-3:50PMPlease click on "My Resources" for more information and to see photos from our 12/6 Tree Lighting CeremonyIf you have any questions/concerns please contact me at: APassariello@schools.nyc.govI am looking forward an exciting and productive 2019-2020 school year!