Friday, September 7, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012

QUOTE: 
“If someone says can't, that shows you what to do.”
AUTHOR: John Cage
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Pushing yourself to do things others say can not be done takes determination 
  and shows strength of character.”







COMPOSER
CHOPIN

Prelude No. 20, Op. 28
C Minor
Played by Artur Rubinstein

"Could It Be Magic" by Barry Manilow 
based on this Chopin Prelude
video


MINOR

A musical term meaning the span of 2 notes (4 keys apart on the keyboard if you count the first and last key) creating a sad-type sound.  When associated with a scale, in which an entire composition is based, the music tends to often evoke sad emotions in the listener.


GENERAL MUSIC
01.  ECHO IMPROVISATION: TO A PULSE EACH STUDENT PERFORMS A 2-MEASURE 
        RHYTHMIC PATTERN AND THE CLASS ECHOS
02.  "WHAT IS SILENCE" WORKSHEET: CONTINUED DISCUSSION
.......a.  IMPORTANCE TO MAKING THE MUSIC DRAMATIC and SUSPENSEFUL   
             (EMOTIONAL)
.......b.  SILENCE ADDED TO SOUND MAKES THE SOUND ORGANIZED WHICH IS ONE   
             DEFINITION OF WHAT MUSIC IS
.......c.  SILENCE IN MUSIC IS NOTED WITH SYMBOLS CALLED RESTS
03.  CLASS ROOM RULES (DISCUSSION FINISHED) TO BE TAKEN HOME TO BE  
       SIGNED
04.   "ALLEY CAT" QUARTERS (INCLUDING RESTS) and EIGHTHS INTRO (to be 
        continued tomorrow)


ADV. STRINGS
01.  OPEN STRING BOWING UPPER HALF (UH) OF BOW 8 LIFTED UP BOWS USING THE 
       CYCLE OF STRINGS (THIS IS TO DEVELOP THE PROPER ARTICULATION SOUND  
       AT THE HARDEST PART OF THE BOW TO USE)
04.  ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
.......a.  WORK ON SPECIFIC DOUBLE-STOP PASSAGES SLOWLY
.......b.  PLAY THE ENTIRE PIECE FOR CONTINUITY
05.  GESU BAMBINO
.......a.  WORK ON FIRST PHRASE

BEG. STRINGS
01.  ASSIGN INSTRUMENTS OUT TO STUDENTS CHECKING FOR PROPER SIZE
02.  LABEL INSTRUMENT CASES WITH NAMES
03.  THOSE COMPLETED START TRYING TO ATTACH THE SHOULDER RESTS