Friday, September 14, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

QUOTE:
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly 
  than ever before.”
AUTHOR: Leonard Bernstein
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
"When you are angry its not the answer. Get your emotions out with your 
  music instead.”









COMPOSER

CHOPIN


Chopin Waltz, Op. 64, No. 1 D-Flat
"Minute"
Played by Rachmaninoff
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Chopin "Minute Waltz"
Played in One Minute
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Play "The Minute Waltz"
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THE "MINUTE WALTZ" WITH WORDS ADDED
CHECK OUT THIS ROCK and ROLL VERSION:

WALTZ
The waltz is a salon dance that originated from folk country-type dance forms.  It evolved into an eloquent and aristocratic dance and became an important entertainment of royals and nobles at the beginning of the 19th Century


GENERAL MUSIC
01.  MUSICAL ALPHABET GRAPHING SHEETS
02.  MEMORIZING THE MUSICAL ALPHABET FORWARD AND BACKWARDS  REVIEW
03.  RECORDER 
.......a.  WARM-UP (ECHO TECHNIQUE)
............1)  WORK ON NOTES USING FINGERINGS T1, T12, T123 IN CONSECUTIVE ORDER 
........b. PLAY SONGS USING NOTES WITH FINGER NUMBERS
            1)  UN BERGERE
                  a)  SONG USING QUARTERS and T1 FINGERING
            2)  KOOKABURRA
                  a)  SONG USING QUARTERS, EIGHTHS and  T1 FINGERING
            3)  ALLEY ALLEY O
                  a)  SONG USING QUARTERS, EIGHTHS and  T1 and T12 FINGERING
            4)  LUCERNE TO WEGGIS
                  a)  SONG USING QUARTERS, EIGHTHS and  T1 and T12 FINGERING

ADV. STRINGS

01.  FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
.......a.  DEMONSTRATION FOR THE CLASS
.......b.  GO OVER THE DIRECTIONS
.......c.  SIGHT READ
.......d.  GO OVER THE PASSAGES and DETERMINE WHICH SECTIONS ARE REPEATED
.......e.  REPLAY AGAIN

BEG. STRINGS
01.  LEFT HAND PIZZICATO: CYCLE OF STRINGS EXERCISE USING THE FINGER THAT IS THE MOST 
       DIFFICULT (FOR MOST THIS WILL BE THE 4TH FINGER) PLUCKING EACH STRING 4X IN THE                  CYCLE
02.  LEFT HAND PIZZICATO SONG:  BATMAN
.......a.  STUDENTS TO SING THE NOTE LETTERS AS THEY PLUCK THEM
.......b.  DIFFERENT FINGERS ARE USED TO PIZZICATO DIFFERENT SECTIONS
03.  RIGHT HAND PIZZICATO (WITHOUT HOLDING THE BOW)
.......a.  INSTRUCTION ON 2 TYPES OF RIGHT PIZZICATO
............1)  TRADITIONAL
..................a)  PLUCKING (OVER THE FINGERBOARD) WITH THE RIGHT POINTER FINGER and THE                                  RIGHT THUMB ANCHORED TO THE SIDE OF THE FINGERBOARD 
..................b)  THIS IS A MORE PRACTICAL PIZZICATO TO USE
............2)  NON-TRADITIONAL
..................a)  PLUCKING (OVER THE FINGERBOARD) WITH THE RIGHT THUMB and THE OTHER RIGHT                         FINGERS ANCHORED TO THE SIDE OF THE FINGERBOARD 
..................b)  THIS TECHNIQUE PRODUCES A FULLER, RICHER SOUND
..................c)  THE HAND POSITION USED IN THIS TYPE OF PIZZICATO IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF                                         PLUCKING A GUITAR and FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES IS A GOOD LEAD IN TO                                       STARTING TO PUT  FINGERS DOWN ON THE FINGERBOARD TO PLAY SONGS IN "GUITAR                         POSITION"
..................d)  THE RIGHT ARM POSITION WHICH RESULTS FROM USING THIS TYPE OF RIGHT                                           PIZZICATO IS A
                        GOOD LEAD IN TO PREPARATION OF THE RIGHT ARM AND HAND FOR USING THE BOW
.......b.  STUDENTS REPLAY "BATMAN" AGAIN THIS TIME USING THE RIGHT HAND "NON-                                      TRADITIONAL" PIZZICATO