Yesterday, in Theory, I discovered that none of the students had heard of The Moody Blues (it came up during a discussion of mnemonic devices for EGBDF and I mentioned their album "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour"), so we listened to the first 2 tracks of EGBDF today after the continued treble and bass clef pitch-naming lecture. I really enjoyed talking with them about the musical timeline presented in "Procession".
Procession - The Moody Blues (iTunes)
GM classes went over the syllabus today. The time spent having students read its sections allowed us to begin learning their names by memorizing the roster and calling them by name. This will be a challenge, there are a total of about 80 students in the 3 sections.