Friday, October 19, 2012

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012

QUOTE:
“The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not
achieve that by silencing one brand of idea.”

AUTHOR: Max Lerner
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“An artist must be open to all ideas and styles of music to achieve career
  success in a country where people have the freedom to choose any
  music they like.”








COMPOSER
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS

Linden Lea
video

GENERAL MUSIC
01.  KEYBOARD WORKSHEETS GRADED and A FEW MORE TURNED BACK TO REDO FOR ERRORS and
        COMPLETION
02.  PASSED OUT NEW THEORY BOOKLETS TO THOSE WHO STILL NEEDED ONE (TO START ON MONDAY)
03.  SNARE DRUM STICKING TECHNIQUE
........a.  DISCUSSED HOW SNARE DRUM STICKING WORKS
........b.  SHOWED HOW TO HOLD DRUM STICKS TO ALLOW FOR THEM TO BOUNCE
..............1)  "SHAKING HANDS WITH THE DRUM STICK" THEN REMOVING THE OUTER 3 FINGERS ON THE
                    HAND (USED FOR BOTH HANDS IN "MATCHED STICKING" TECHNIQUE
..............2)  HAVING THE BACK OF THE HAND TOWARD THE CEILING
..............3)  USING THE THUMB and POINTER FINGER MIDDLE KNUCKLE TO FORM A FULCRUM (OR HINGE)
                   THAT CONTROLS THE DRUM STICK
........c.  DISCUSSED THE USE OF THE WRIST IN THE MOVEMENT OF THE DRUM STICKS
........d.  IMPORTANCE OF EQUAL STRENGTH IN BOTH LEFT and RIGHT HANDS NECESSITATING EXTRA
             PRACTICE ON THE WEAK HAND
........e.  HANDED OUT PAIRS OF DRUM STICKS (SIZE 2B) AND PRACTICED:
.............1) HOLDING THE STICKS PROPERLY
.............2) USING A WRIST SNAP TO BOUNCE THE STICK
.........f.  DRUM EXERCISE USING RIGHT and LEFT PATTERNS
.............1) STUDENTS READ "RIGHT-LEFT" DIRECTIONS ON A DIAGRAM and MOVED THEIR STICKS
                  USING THE WRIST SNAPPING MOTION ACCORDINGLY AGAINST A MUSIC BACKGROUND
.............2) RE-DID THIS AGAIN HITTING ON DRUM PADS



01. HARVEST FESTIVAL: FRIDAY; OCTOBER 26TH MEETING IN CAFETERIA AT 7:15 CALL TIME PM to PLAY AROUND 7:30  PM (A NOTICE WENT OUT MONDAY ABOUT IT)
02. BILE CABBAGE
03. SALLY'S SONG
03. SEA CRUISE
04. PUMPED UP KICKS
(all songs played without posters)
CIDER HOUSE RULES TO BE PRACTICED NEXT WEEK

BEG. STRINGS

01.  OPEN STRING BOWING DOWN-DOWN/UP-UP USING BOTH LOWER and UPPER HALF OF BOW
........a.  PLAYED ON 4 OPEN STRINGS
........b.  PLAYED ON OPEN STRINGS (7 BOW LEVELS) ADDING DOUBLE-STOPS
.............1) CHOSE A BOW LEADER TO KEEP BOWS TOGETHER
03.  JINGLE BELLS (SONG USING ALL 4 FINGERS) TO BE PLAYED ON EACH STRING BY FINGER NUMBER

04.  PARTNER HOUSETOP
.......a.  PLAYED WITH TEACHER TRACKING
.......b.  PLAYED WITHOUT TEACHER TRACKING
.......c.  PLAYED WITH MUSIC ON THE STAND and FOLLOWING A BOW LEADER