Thursday, August 30, 2012

AUGUST 30-31, 2012 THURSDAY-FRIDAY,

QUOTE: 
“Think more of your own progress than of the opinion of others.”
AUTHOR: Felix Mendelssohn
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“In the end, what only matters is what you think of yourself.”





COMPOSER
CHOPIN

Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66
Played by Horowitz 
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a style of music roughly beginning in the Romantic Period written for a solo instrument, typically the piano, that is improvisational in sound. The music was written "off the cuff" so to speak and is loosely performed and interpreted. 

a composition free in form and inspiration, usually for an instrumental soloist

IMPROVISATION
the creative activity of spontaneous  ("in the moment") musical composition

CLASSIC: Something judged over a period of time (often lasting through generations) to be of the highest quality and outstanding. 


This is a modern version of Chopin's classic piece:

Judy Garland - "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"

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GENERAL MUSIC
01.   PROCEDURES
02.   "WHAT IS SILENCE" WORKSHEET CONTINUED (TO BE DISCUSSED LATER)
03a.  ECHO TECHNIQUE: "COME PLAY THE STICK GAME" REVIEW
03b.  ECHO TECHNIQUE:  TO A PULSE EACH STUDENT PERFORMS A 2-MEASURE 
          RHYTHMIC PATTERN AND THE CLASS ECHOS (IMPROVISATION)
04.    ELEMENTS OF MUSIC WE ARE ALL EXPERTS AT: BEAT, RHYTHM, PITCH
05.    LEARNING RULES ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE RECORDER TO MUSIC  
          USING "PIGGY-BACK" LYRICS I WROTE TO THE FAMOUS 1967 POP TUNE: 


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05.  USING "THE BEAT GOES ON" TUNE, INVESTIGATE THE "MUSICAL FORM" OF 
       THE PIECE BY UTILIZING A MATHEMATICAL COLORED GRAPH OF THE BEATS 
       WITH COLORS ARRANGED BY PATTERNS OF SOUNDS (MELODIC PATTERNS) 
       ALSO SHOWING HOW MUSIC IS MATH
  
ADV. STRINGS 
01.  PROCEDURES/RULES ON HOW TO TAKE INSTRUMENTS OUT OF CLOSET AND 
       PUT THEM BACK (PRACTICE)
02.  SET-UP STANDS AND PASS OUT MUSIC (SELECTION OF LIBRARIAN?)
03.  PLAYING IF TIME: 
.......a.  OPEN STRING BOWING AND ECHO BOWING 
.......b.  "HOE DOWN" REVIEW (FOR DOUBLE STOPPING AND SPICCATO BOWING)
.......c.  SIGHT READ THROUGH "ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL"

BEG. STRINGS
01.   GO OVER RULES AND ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THEM 
02a. SHORT HISTORY OF THE VIOLIN 


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02b. INTRODUCTION TO THE VIOLIN FAMILY OF INSTRUMENTS

03a. DEMONSTRATION OF A MONOCHORD
03b. DEMONSTRATION OF A EHRU
03c. DEMONSTRATION OF A REBEC
03d. DEMONSTRATION OF VIELLE (http://stringtechnique.com/history/02.html)
04.   REVIEW VIOLIN PARTS and CARE OF INSTRUMENT