KING AND I
PASSED OUT MUSICAL REPORT FORM SHEETS AND ADDED IN THE FIRST FEW FACTS: TITLE, COMPOSER/LYRICIST?DATE COMPOSED
DISCUSSED WHAT THE STORY WAS ABOUT AND THE SETTING WHERE IT TAKES PLACE and some inner messages in the story to think about: Differences between the eastern and western cultures in the 1860's, what life was like around this time, what other events happened like the civil war, and issue of slavery and women's rights.
Listened to the first few songs.
silent night, sally's song, haste to the wedding
next week we will start on 2 more songs
songs we are now working on include:
haste to the wedding
pachelbelcanon/jolly old st nicholas
next week we will start: a la nanita nana and rocky top
Started the bow hold lessons
practiced tightening and loosening the bows.
Talked about bow balancing and that the bow is really balance by the violin (which is parallel to the floor) and the right arm which applies pressure on to the bow and thus onto the string from above through the right index middle finger joint. The string is set to vibration (in way similar to how a triangle is struck) by a spring action of the bow onto the string then a release. We practiced this spring action with the bows on our laps by pushing the right index middle finger joint on the bow stick from above the stick using the right arm to transfer the weight into that finger.