Monday, October 29, 2012

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012


QUOTE:
“Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, 
  to teach him to love what is difficult.”
AUTHOR: Nadia Boulanger
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“The greatest gift of love you can give a child is to teach him/her how to 
  love the challenge of achieving personal goals.”













COMPOSER

COPLAND

"Billy the Kid"
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL-j2etBTek

http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Aaron_Copland_Billy_the_Kid_Claus.pdf

GENERAL MUSIC
01. THEORY: READING NOTE DIRECTIONS
.......a.   IDENTIFYING NOTES THAT ARE THE SAME/NOTES THAT MOVE HIGHER/NOTES THAT                 MOVE LOWER
02.  KEYBOARD RECITAL PRACTICE
.......a.  STUDENTS PRACTICED SONGS FOR AN UPCOMING STUDENT RECITAL IN CLASS                             SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING VACATION
.......b.  STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE ANY SONG TO PLAY FROM THE CLASS BOOKLET STARTING                   FROM "YANKEE DOODLE" or HARDER
.......c.  STUDENTS' PROGRESS WAS CHECKED (AND HELP GIVEN AS NEEDED) AS THEY                               PRACTICED

ADV. STRINGS
01. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (NEW HOLIDAY SONG)
.......a.  SIGHT-READ
.......b.  PRACTICED A FEW SECTIONS FOR BOW PROPORTIONING USING WHOLE BOWS and                     HALF BOWS (EITHER UPPER HALF or LOWER HALF)


BEG. STRINGS
01.  BOW PROPORTIONING WARM-UP TO RHYTHM "STRAW-BER-RY"
........a.  WHOLE BOW (WB) ON "STRAW" and HALF BOW (EITHER UH or LH) ON "BER-RY")
........b.  PRACTICE THEY SAME RHYTHM and BOW PROPORTIONS USING THE LOWER HALF OF                THE BOW 
.............1)  PRETEND THE LOWER HALF OF THE BOW IS A SHORTENED, SMALL BOW AND NOW                     THE WHOLE BOW ( "STRAW") IS REALLY THE ENTIRE LOWER HALF OF THE BOW                       and THE "BER-RY" IS ACTUALLY ONLY A QUARTER OF THE ENTIRE BOW (EITHER                       THE LOWER or UPPER PART)
........c.  PRACTICE THEY SAME RHYTHM and BOW PROPORTIONS USING THE UPPER HALF OF                   THE BOW 
.............1)  PRETEND THE UPPER HALF OF THE BOW IS A SHORTENED, SMALL BOW AND NOW                       THE WHOLE BOW ( "STRAW") IS REALLY THE ENTIRE UPPER HALF OF THE BOW                         and THE "BER-RY" IS ACTUALLY ONLY A QUARTER OF THE ENTIRE BOW (EITHER                       THE LOWER or UPPER PART)
........d.  PRACTICE THEY SAME RHYTHM and BOW PROPORTIONS USING THE MIDDLE THIRD OF              THE BOW 
.............1)  PRETEND THE MIDDLE THIRD OF THE BOW IS A SHORTENED, SMALL BOW AND NOW                   THE WHOLE BOW ( "STRAW") IS REALLY THE ENTIRE MIDDLE THIRD OF THE BOW                     and THE "BER-RY" IS ONLY A HALF OF THE MIDDLE THIRD SECTION OF THE BOW                       (EITHER THE LOWER or UPPER PART)
02.  JINGLE BELLS ON EACH STRING USING ALL 4 FINGERS
03.  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SONG USING ALL 4 FINGERS ON         THE "D"STRING
........a.  SIGHT-READ (TO CONTINUE TOMORROW)