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  •                                                                        Frday June 5

    The following 4 bullet points only need to be read once, and understood.  They will be here for a while, so refer back to them if you need.  Otherwise, scroll down to find out what's new for today.  For instance, a VIP invite to stand on stage at the world's most famous opera house!  Or commenting on today's protests, musically.

    May-June Announcement:
    To ALL of my students, for the rest of the school year:

    1) You are responsible for emailing me twice per week, communicating with me in full paragraphs about the music listening you have been doing.  I will respond to your email.  This participation, directly with me, will be the essence of your grade.  The Listening Diary is for you to download and use as a means of making notations about your listening that will inform your paragraphs to me, or your Discussion posts.
     
    2)  The readings (scroll down for links to the various readings I have provided) and the discussion boards each provide many questions for students to respond to.  Your responses can be to any of those  questions that you will encounter, or you can post directly from your own thoughts.

    3) You can correspond with me by email, or, of equal weight and consideration as participation will be comments made on Discussion boards.  On Discussion boards, comments will be examined before they are posted.  Negative opinions that are rudely expressed will not pass inspection.  Thoughtful comments are what we're looking for.  Once you are on the Discussions page (the link is at left - click on "Discussions"), scroll down to find the actual Discussion options on the Discussion Page.  There are questions and prompts for each of the two Student DJ Playlists.

    4) Those who want to earn the grade PWD for the 4th quarter need to follow these guidelines from 5/22 to the end of school.  Additionally, if you show (by sending a file or picture) a reasonably full journal of listening with short notes attached to entries, this will further raise your grade. Students who never did Assignment 1 or 2 may be asked to hand that work in if they want the premium grade.  

    So, to recap:  TWICE A WEEK, communicate directly with me about your listening, in paragraph form, or (twice a week) successfully post a comment on one of the Discussion boards.  And yes, one and one works too.

    Check here often about new material:

    This will be the new heading for this announcement page for a while, so that everyone can "get on the same page", but each day there will also be something...

    TODAY

    YouTube has entirely changed its format today.  In recognition of the unrest sweeping the nation, Google and YouTube have created playlists of videos that are dedicated to spreading awareness of and sensitivity to racial injustice.  I am letting myself be informed by these learning materials, and I recommend that you let yourself swim in this stream today also.  Please feel free to email me about your viewing/reading/learning, or about your own experiences of racial injustice.  Thank you.

    Curious about Punk Rock?

    Comments are now flowing in on the Discussion Boards.  Great to see.  (Scroll to bottom of Discussion page).  If you post anonymouusly, just let me know who you are in an email.  You can also post on comment on Hip-Hop as Protest.

    Music of Protest - Writings on Hip-Hop and Rap as Social Protest

    Google Arts and Culture presents La Scala (Download this pdf and feast your eyes and ears)

    We now have two Student DJ Playlists.  There is a pdf to accompany the more recent one.  Download the pdf, find the playlist on my Spotify page (mr.kuhnlincoln), and enjoy!  Our guest DJ's have done a very nice job.  After you listen, come back to the Discussion page here and scroll down to find different areas of Discussion.  Make a comment in the area of your choice there at the bottom of the discussion page.


    SCORE ORDER PROJECT

    Now is the time to catch up on this orchestra-based listening project.  This week we will roll out the final section - the strings. 

    Score Order Project Introduction and Statement of Purpose.

    For the Score Order Project you'll need these other pdf's:

    Score Order Project Part I: Woodwinds

    Score Order Project Part II: Brass


    The Score Order Part III - Percussion 

    The final pdf, for strings, will arrive near the end of May.  The three pdf's that you need for the Score Order Project are here, and they each have their own Spotify playlist at Spotify>mr.kuhnlincoln  

    DISCUSSIONS

    We're still waiting for our first comment on the discussion page on Student DJ Playlist #1... and now there's Playlist #2!

    Here is the pdf for Student DJ #2

    All listening that is not YouTube based is on Spotify.  My Spotify page is called:  mr.kuhnlincoln

    Email me with any questions you have about the Score Order Project.  Refer to the project introduction about the importance of doing a little listening each day.

     

    For a change of pace today, check out this

    Google Doodle about the African Mbira

    or visit this link about

    amazing video of highly unusual instruments

    (many percussion, mostly found or hand made). 

     

     All listening that is not YouTube based is on Spotify.  My Spotify page is called:  mr.kuhnlincoln

    Email me with any questions you have about the Score Order Project.  Refer to the project introduction about the importance of doing a little listening each day.

    Please consider that in college, or in whatever schooling you may have later on,  you'll get assignments like this all the time - assignments due much later that make you do tasks that are spread out over time.  To succeed, you need to learn the self-management techniques to follow through and do it a bit at a time, so that you won't be overwhelmed in the end when many things are due.

    EVERY STUDENT needs to be in touch with me.  Toss me a three sentence email a few times a week and let me know how you're doing.  I want to hear from you.  Furthermore, I need to hear from you.

    I'm here!

    Mr. Kuhn

    ekuhn@yonkerspublicschools.org

    cell: (838-384-0644)


    * Spotify is a music streaming application that will allow you to listen to music that your assignments are based on.  Download the Spotify app from Spotify.com, and, in the search bar that it offers, type mr.kuhnlincoln (no spaces, all lower case).  That will take you to a page where you can click on playlists that are at the left hand side of your screen.  Listen to the music on the playlists ("Soothing Tracks from All Over", and "Happy Tracks from All Over").  Each playlist has only seven pieces on it.  Be aware that Spotify will probably keep going, giving you music after those seven pieces according to its own algorithm.  I will only place seven pieces on each playlist.  

     

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Mr. Edward Kuhn

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Mr. Edward Kuhn

This is my 7th year at Lincoln HS, and my 11th year as a music teacher in the District.  Before teaching, I worked in New York City composing and arranging music for television commercials and documentary film.  I'm excited to be bringing my knowledge and love of music to the students of Lincoln.  We have great fun learning to play pieces in many different styles, performing them, even marching in city parades.  Even if you aren't signed up for a class, stop by the Band Room (room 159, below Mr. Zion's room) and introduce yourself!