Writing Guidelines for Written Extra Credit Written responses must have proper spelling, syntax and grammar, and must be grade-level appropriate! (That means no run-ons, and use of at least one compound sentence.) Points will be deducted if this is not followed. Any written response that does not follow the given length requirement will be discarded!!!
Melodica Men - 10-30 points, closes 8/25/2017 On youtube, look up the "melodica men" and watch a few of their videos (they're short!). In a handwritten paragraph, tell me which one is your favorite and why. You can hand it in during the first week or take a pic and send it to me via Remind. Tell an incoming freshman about this assignment and if they mention you in their paragraph, you get extra points!
"Help me I'm failing" Assignment - 15 points - currently closed Write a short composition following these parameters:
Minimum 12 measures
Utilizes 3/4, 4/4, or 6/8 time signature
In the key of C, D, G, or F Major (it must remain tonal - not random notes on a page)
For either violin, viola, cello, or bass
Hand written or printed on staff paper (blanksheetmusic.net is a good website). Online notation sites such as noteflight are allowed.
Camscanner is an excellent smartphone app. The public library also has scanners available. Please email me if you have any questions.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra Concert or similar classical event - 10 points Any student who attends then comes backstage to have me sign their program or ticket, which needs to be turned in the following week, will be given the points. If I'm not there, get it signed by a performer. (I'll let you keep it if you want it)
Remember, if you want to apply points to your grades, you must send Ms. Crye an email saying what specific assignment and how many points you want to use for it.