Monday, October 22, 2012

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012

QUOTE:
“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”
AUTHOR: Igor Stravinsky
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“The secret to writing a good piece of music is not to make it too 
  short or too long. Timing is everything.”







COMPOSER
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS



English Folk Song Suite
video

GENERAL MUSIC
01.  THEORY WORKSHEETS: RULES FOR PLACEMENT OF MUSIC STEMS 
........a.  STEMS ARE PLACED ON NOTES EITHER UP TO THE RIGHT OR DOWN TO THE LEFT
........b.  NOTES THAT FALL ON LINE 3 OR HIGHER OF THE MUSIC STAFF HAVE STEMS THAT ARE PLACED 
             DOWN TO THE LEFT OF THE NOTE HEAD
........c.  NOTES THAT FALL ON LINE 3 OR LOWER OF THE MUSIC STAFF HAVE STEMS THAT ARE PLACED 
             UP TO THE RIGHT OF THE NOTE HEAD
02.  KEYBOARD SONGS TO PRACTICE FOR RECITAL
........a.  STUDENTS TO START WITH "YANKEE DOODLE" AND TO MOVE AHEAD AT THEIR OWN PACE IN THE
             BOOKLET TO THE SEQUENTIALLY HARDER SONGS 

ADV. STRINGS
01. HARVEST FESTIVAL: THIS FRIDAY; OCTOBER 26TH MEETING IN CAFETERIA AT 7:15 CALL TIME PM to 
       PLAY AROUND 7:30  PM (A NOTICE WENT OUT LAST MONDAY ABOUT IT)
02. BILE CABBAGE
03. SALLY'S SONG
03. SEA CRUISE
04. PUMPED UP KICKS
05. CIDER HOUSE RULES

BEG. STRINGS

01.  OPEN STRING BOWING DOWN-DOWN/UP-UP USING BOTH LOWER and UPPER HALF OF BOW
........a.  PLAYED ON PAIRS OF STRINGS G&D; D&A; A&E
........b.  DIRECTIONS:
.............1) "G"STRING DOWN (FROG TO MIDDLE) 
.............2)  STOP THEN ROCK BOW TO "D" STRING 
.............3) "D" STRING CONTINUE DOWN (MIDDLE TO TIP) 
.............4)  REPEAT "G" STRING UP (TIP TO MIDDLE) 
.............5)  STOP THEN ROCK BOW TO "G" STRING 
.............6)  "G" STRING CONTINUE UP (MIDDLE TO FROG)
02.  PARTNER HOUSETOP
.......a.  PLAYED WITH TEACHER TRACKING
.......b.  PLAYED WITHOUT TEACHER TRACKING
03.  FROSTY
.......a.  PLAYED WITH TEACHER TRACKING
.......b.  PLAYED WITHOUT TEACHER TRACKING
.......c.  BOWING 
.............1)  PLAYED USING BOW PROPORTIONS: SLOW NOTES [WHOLE NOTES USING THE WHOLE BOW (WB)
                   AND FASTER NOTES [HALF NOTES USING EITHER LOWER HALF (LH) or UPPER HALF (UH) 
                   DEPENDING ON WHETHER THE BOWING PASSAGE STARTS IN THE DOWN BOW or UP BOW 
                   DIRECTION...BOW SPEED STAYS THE SAME 
.............2)  PLAYED USING ONLY UH OF BOW CHANGING BOW SPEED FOR SLOW and FAST NOTES
.............3)  CLASS COMPARED THE TWO WAYS OF PLAYING THIS PASSAGE