Friday, October 26, 2012

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012

QUOTE:
“The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies 
  and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that 
  something is right in the world." 
AUTHOR: Leonard Bernstein
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Artists devote their lives to the creation of beauty for the rest of us to enjoy.”









COMPOSER
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS

Sinfonia Antartica
video


GENERAL MUSIC
01. MUSICAL: OLIVER
.......a.  ADDED INFORMATION TO "OLIVER" WORKSHEET AS WE REVIEWED WHAT WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR
.............1) REVIEWED MAIN CHARACTERS MET SO FAR
.............2) REVIEWED THE SONGS WE HAVE LISTENED TO AND THEIR MEANINGS TO THE STORY
........b.  WATCHED A NEW SECTION OF THE FILM
..............a.  USING THE VIOLIN, DEMONSTRATED HOW CERTAIN MUSICAL TECHNIQUES (IN THIS CASE A "TREMELO") ARE USED TO CREATE SUSPENSE and DRAMA 

ADV. STRINGS
01. HARVEST FESTIVAL SET-UP PREPARATION and DIRECTIONS
02.  WE PLAYED TONIGHT AT 7:30 PM

BEG. STRINGS

01. LEARNING HOW FINGERING ON THE VIOLIN WORKS BY CONNECTING IT TO THE CONCEPT OF THE KEYBOARD LAYOUT
.......a.  LOCATED THE KEY "D" ON THE KEYBOARD and FOUND THE MIDDLE "D" WHICH IS THE SAME NOTE AS THE OPEN "D" STRING
.......b.  USING THE 5 FINGERS OF THE RIGHT HAND (THUMB PLACED ON THE "D" KEY) PLACED ON CONSECUTIVE WHITE KEYS TO THE RIGHT, THE 5TH (PINKY) FINGER FALLS ON THE KEY NAMED "A"  (VIOLIN OPEN "A"STRING)
.............1) 5 NOTES (or WHITE KEYS) IN THIS EXAMPLE IS CALLED A "PERFECT 5TH)
.............2) VIOLIN STRINGS ARE TUNED TO PERFECT 5THS
........c.  PLACE THE RIGHT THUMB ON THAT "A" KEY and  USING THE 5 FINGERS PLACED ON CONSECUTIVE WHITE KEYS TO THE RIGHT, THE 5TH (PINKY) FINGER NOW FALLS ON THE KEY NAMED "E" (VIOLIN OPEN "E" STRING)
.........d.  GO BACK TO "MIDDLE D" ON THE KEYBOARD and PLACE THE LEFT PINKY FINGER ON IT FOLLOWED   BY THE OTHER FINGERS IN CONSECUTIVE ORDER TO THE LEFT, THE THUMB WILL FALL ON "G"  (VIOLIN  OPEN "G" STRING)
02. PLAYING VIOLIN MUSIC ON THE KEYBOARD: "MARY" and "BILE EM CABBAGES"
.......a.  LOCATING DO-RE-MI- FA (DO to RE is a WHOLE STEP/ RE to MI is a WHOLE STEP/ MI to FA is a HALF STEP)
.......b.  LOCATING WHOLE STEPS and HALF STEPS ON A KEYBOARD
............1)  HALF STEP: 2 CONSECUTIVE KEYS NEXT TO EACH OTHER EITHER BLACK TO WHITE (or VICE VERSA) or WHITE TO WHITE (ON THE VIOLIN FINGERS TOUCH)
............2)  WHOLE STEP: THE SPAN OF ANY 3 KEYS CONSECUTIVE KEYS EITHER WHITE WHITE BLACK, BLACK WHITE WHITE, BLACK WHITE BLACK or WHITE BLACK WHITE (ON THE VIOLIN FINGERS HAVE A SPACE BETWEEN THEM)