Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

QUOTE:
“Talent is only the starting point.”
AUTHOR: Irving Berlin 
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
"Talent means nothing without a good work ethic and a good attitude.”












COMPOSER
CHOPIN



Ballade in G minor No. 1 Op. 23
Played by Vladimir Horowitz
video


BALLADE
Chopin wrote four ballades composed between 1835 and 1842.  These ballades are one-movement pieces for solo piano and are a novel innovation of Chopin's which cannot be placed into an established musical category for its time. The older definition of the term ballade (French for "ballad") refers to a one-movement musical piece with lyrical and dramatic narrative qualities. 


GENERAL MUSIC
01.  MUSICAL ALPHABET GRAPHING SHEETS
........a.  DISCUSSION OF PATTERNS OF SOUNDS and SILENCES MIXED WITH MUSICAL ALPHABET PATTERNS
02.  PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
.......a.  DEFINITION OF WHAT A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT IS
.......b.  INSTRUMENTS IDENTIFIED BY HOW THEY ARE PLAYED:
............1)  SHAKERS
............2)  SCRAPERS
............3)  HITTING or STRIKING
............4)  COMBINATIONS 
........c. INSTRUMENTS ALSO IDENTIFIED BY MATERIALS THEY ARE MADE OF:
............1)  METAL
............2)  WOOD
............3)  SKIN
............4)  COMBINATIONS 
........d. INSTRUMENTS CLASSIFIED IN TWO MAIN CATEGORIES:
............1)  PITCHED (PRODUCES SOUNDS OR PITCHES THAT CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY NOTES OF THE 
                  MUSICAL ALPHABET)
............2)  NON-PITCHED 
                 (PRODUCES SOUNDS OR PITCHES THAT CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED BY NOTES OF THE 
                  MUSICAL ALPHABET)


ADV. STRINGS
01.  GESU BAMBINO
.......a.  PRACTICED THE SECTION WITH THE 3RD POSITION 
............1)  PRACTICED SHIFTING INTO 3RD POSITION ON THE "E" STRING 
............2)  TO HELP HEAR INTONATION PRACTICE WHILE PLAYING THE OPEN "A" STRING AS A 
                  DOUBLE-STOP
.......b.  PLAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE PIECE

BEG. STRINGS
01.  INTRODUCTION TO THE BOW
........a.  BOW CONSTRUCTION DISCUSSED
.............1)  PARTS
...................a)  TIP
...................b)  STICK
...................c)  FROG
...................d)  HAIR
........b.  CARE and MAINTENANCE OF BOW
..............1)  EFFECTS OF WEATHER CHANGES (ESPECIALLY HUMIDITY VERSUS DRYNESS)
........c.  HOW TO TIGHTEN and LOOSEN THE BOW
02.  START OF THE BOW HOLD (TO CONTINUE TOMORROW)