COMPOSER: Chopin Piano Concerto #1 Rondo
OBJECTIVE: RECORDER BEGINNING SONGS BY NUMBER
1. QUOTE AUTHOR: Jasha Heifetz: famous violinist
2. SOLFEGE: MI-RE-DO Introduction of MI-RE-DO hand signals and sounds
a. For each student sings the pattern and hand signs to... teacher: "Did you finish your quote?" Student reply, "Yes I did."
2. Composer Report Chopin: Continued to write down names of music examples heard in class/new section tomorrow
3. Review of songs previously played using fingers T1, T12, T123/fingerings that move by step/skip
a. SONG "Lucerne to Weggis" and "James' Lot"
"Lucerne to Weggis"
GENERAL MUSIC PERIOD 6:
Same as periods 2,3 except started the composer report today: Name/dates/country of origin
BEGINNING VIOLIN PERIOD 5:
OBJECTIVE: PIZZICATO TYPES/NOTE READING QUARTERS and OPEN STRINGS
1.Right hand pizzicato is reviewed: two types "traditional" and "non-traditional"
a. Traditional: Right thumb sits in corner of fingerboard (near the right side of the bridge when looking at the violin in the holding position). Right index (pointer) finger plucks the string by first depressing then pulling it. Finger plucks string from over the fingerboard not where the bow goes.
.....RULE: NEVER PLUCK WHERE YOU BOW and NEVER BOW WHERE YOU PLUCK"
b. Non-Traditional: First, hold the violin in "guitar position" placing fingers of the right hand (except the thumb) against the fingerboard as a support. The right thumb plucks the strings over the finger board, again using the process of depressing first then pulling the string./Next, redo except hold the violin at the jaw instead of in "guitar" position.
c. Different types of pizzicato are used in violin playing. It all depends on what music is being played (music style, ease of technical facility for different musical passages, etc.).
3. SONG "Batman": Students will use the "non-traditional" right hand pizzicato to replay "Batman."
a. I use this "non-traditional" right pizzicato form now because it gets the right arm near to the position of where we will place it (the arm) when using the bow (a bow preparation exercise).
4. DIRECTIONS TO ASSIGNMENT: "Batman" sheet music passed out in black and white. Students to add in the color of notes. "G" string is BLUE, "D" string is RED, "A" string is YELLOW, and "E" string is GREEN. (To work on tomorrow or for those who want to take it home, they can start on it early.)
5. BOW: Discussion of horsehair on the bow; how bows are rehaired. (Tomorrow how to tighen/loosen and start the bow hold.
6. Started to look at the electric violin; how it is different, where it is the same.
ADVANCED VIOLIN PERIOD 4:
OBJECTIVE: Preparation for Harvest Day performance on October 28th/Hoedown music
2. ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL:
a. Put together the introduction: coordinating the violin part (some different rhythms from the cello) with the cello/piano part.
b. Worked on a difficult 4 note passage using fingered double stops (two strings played at once with a finger down on each string) on the violin and for the cello, using an extended 4th finger to 2nd finger pattern (extending out of the 1st position for 2 notes before going back to the 1st position). To continue with this tomorrow.