Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WHAT WE DID TODAY: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

MUSIC PERIODS 2,3,6
COMPOSER: Tchaikovsky Symphony #5 Movement 4

This version conducted by Dudamel


This is another version conducted
by Gustavo Dudamel
video


OBJECTIVE: Introduction to the Violin

1. QUOTE
2. SOLFEGE
.....a. DO-RE-MI VARIATIONS (with hand signs) to check quotes
.....b. Solfege movement "DO RE MI FA FUN" (http://www.musicmotion.com/product.htm?pid=409074)
3. VIOLIN PARTS/CARE and MAINTENANCE
.....a. SCROLL
.....b. PEG BOX
.....c. TUNING PEGS
.....d. STRINGS
.....e. FINGERBOARD
.....f. NUT
.....g. BRIDGE
.....h. FINE TUNERS
.....i. TAILPIECE
.....j. TAILPIECE ADJUSTER

.....k. END BUTTON
.....l. PURFLING
.....m. F HOLES
.....n. SOUND POST
.....o. BASS BAR
.....p. CHIN REST
.....q. SPRUCE
.....r. MAPLE
.....s. EBONY

PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN RECORDERS INTO THE BOX BY WEEK'S END SO I CAN SEND THEM UP FOR CLEANING FOR NEXT SEMESTER....THANKS


BEGINNING VIOLIN PERIOD 5
OBJECTIVE: BUILDING VIOLIN TECHNIQUE THROUGH ROTE-MEMORY SONGS
1. TUNE
2. HOEDOWN
.....a. Reviewed the ending (CODA)
.....b. Discussed how to find the first note ("A" on the E string) in tune by checking with the neighboring open             string
.....c. Reviewed about the lowered 1st finger (at the "nut") and how the finger needs to be replaced back to its             original  
position before playing the last two notes of the passage
3. SONG TWNKLE
.....a. There are 3 sections in the song and we learned the 3rd section today and added it onto the first 2                         sections.
.....b. After learning the song by memory we worked on getting the bowing unified by practicing with a student           bow leader for 
everyone to follow

...........1)We played the song at the UH (upper half) of the bow
...........2)We played the song at the LH (lower half) of the bow

ADVANCED VIOLIN PERIOD 4
OBJECTIVE: Violin Fingering
1. TUNE
2. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
.....a. Played song with both harmony and melody parts together
.....b. Discussed and wrote down fingerings as needed
.....c. Reviewed the music and found the repeated passages to determine how many different ones there are              and how many of 
them will need to be practiced.

I placed the recorded music on GOOGLE DOCS for students who want to start to practice with the accompaniment