COMPOSER: BACH: Violin Concerto in E Major 3rd movement
OBJECTIVE: Keyboard muscle/finger coordination; songs by number
1. QUOTE AUTHOR: George Crumb
2. KEYBOARDS: TEACHER WILL BE GOING AROUND TO CHECK STUDENTS FOR:
.....a. Understanding how to "D" on the keyboards
.....b. Demonstrating how to play a "B" "A" "G" song (Mary or Hot Cross Buns)
.....c. Ear training on one pentatonic (black key note song)
.....d. Understanding on how to start reading songs by number on the keyboard (used to teach the "frame" position of the
hands and also to be able to use the sense of touch rather than the eyes looking at the keys while playing).
This lesson was continued from yesterday.
Today's quote is worth 1 extra credit point.
BEGINNING VIOLIN PERIOD 5:
OBJECTIVE: PREPARATION FOR HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE/DOUBLE STOPPING
.....a. Silent bow rocking: 7 bow levels at MB
.....b. Separate Bows (UH) 4x at each bow level
.....c. Silent bow rocking: 7 bow levels at FROG
.....d. Separate Bows (LH) 4x at each bow level
.....e. Mary Had a Little Lamb
.........1)Using 2 strings: finger the melody on the lower of the 2 strings but use the bow not only on that string but also on
the next open string higher (Double-Stopped)
.........2)To be played on G with open D, D with open A, A with open E, and then the melody alone on the E string
3. HOLIDAY PROGRAM SONG: HAVA NAGILA
.....a. Review from yesterday
.....b. Work for continuity; training the performer how to play through mistakes in a performance with others
Coming Up: More holiday songs putting fingers down on strings
ADVANCED VIOLIN PERIOD 4:
OBJECTIVE: Preparation for: Harvest Day performance on October 28th/Holiday Program December 9th
2. MUSIC STANDS WERE SET-UP
3. REVIEW SONGS FOR THE HARVEST FESTIVAL
.....b. ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
.....c. DE COLORES
.....a. Listen to the accompaniment with string harmony part
.....b. Everyone plays harmony part together (later to separate into melody and harmony parts)
...........1)Playing the harmony part is important even for those who will be playing the melody because harmony helps the
ear with intonation, the counting is different, and also because it is good for everyone in the group to know how
their part fits together with the the others.
7. Preparation for the Harvest Festival Performance
......a. There are 11 practice sessions (days left) before the concert
......b. We will be performing on the outside stage in the early part of the festival
......c. When we are finished we can put our instruments away in the room and enjoy rest of the festivities
......d. More information to follow when I get it.