Thursday, October 25, 2012

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012

QUOTE:
“Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, 
  for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this 
  great force.” 
AUTHOR: Irving Berlin
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“What you feel inside will control your entire life on the outside.”








COMPOSER
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS

TUBA CONCERTO:  
PRELUDE 
PLAYED BY GOURLAY 
video


GENERAL MUSIC
01. MUSIC THEORY WORKSHEET SPACE NOTE and LINE NOTE IDENTIFICATION.
02. PERCUSSION: SNARE DRUM STICKS and DRUM PAD 
.......a.  REVIEW SNARE DRUM STICK HOLD (MATCHED STICKING)
.......b.  REVIEW "LEFT and RIGHT" PLAYING CHART (DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF LEFT AND RIGHT HAND USES)
............1) DISCUSSED USE OF AN "ACCENT" ON THE FIRST SOUND (NOTE) ON EVERY GROUP OF 4 (ACCENT 
                 PRODUCED BY LIFTING THE FIRST NOTE OF EACH GROUP OF 4 HIGHER THAN THE OTHERS)
.......c.  START QUARTER and QUARTER REST PLAYING EXERCISES USING RIGHT and LEFT PATTERNS
.............1)  THE ENTIRE GROUP NEEDS TO PRODUCE THE RESTS AT THE SAME TIME (ANYONE WHO PLAYS ON  
                   RESTS BY ACCIDENT DESTROYS THE SILENCE OF THE REST FOR EVERYONE SO FOCUSING IS 
                   ESSENTIAL
.............2)  FOCUSING CAN BE HELPED BY SAYING THE COUNTING OR THE LEFT/RIGHT DIRECTIONS OUT 
                   LOUD WHILE PLAYING

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 WEEK ABOUT IT)
02.  REVIEWED DIRECTIONS FOR SET-UP FOR TOMORROWS PERFORMANCE
03.  CONCERT SONG ORDER WHICH WE PRACTICED TODAY (ABOUT 20 MINUTES PLAYING TIME):
........a.  SEA CRUISE
........b.  CIDER HOUSE RULES
........c.  SALLY'S SONG
........d.  BILE CABBAGES
........e.  PUMPED UP KICKS


BEG. STRINGS
01.  BOW SPEED VERSUS AMOUNT OF BOW USED
.........a.  BOW SPEED OPEN STRING BOWING TO WORD RHYTHM "STRAW-BER-RY" 4X EACH STRING 
              FIRST PLAYED AT UH and THEN AT LH 
..............1)  USED THE SAME AMOUNT OF BOW FOR EACH SYLLABLE WHETHER SHORT or LONG
..............2)  BOW SPEED CHANGES FOR EACH SYLLABLE LONG and SHORT
..............3)  PRACTICED THE BOWING PATTERNS IN THE AIR BEFORE PLACING BOW ON THE STRING
..............4)  PRACTICED WITH A BOW LEADER
.........b.  AMOUNT OF BOW USED OPEN STRING BOWING TO WORD RHYTHM "STRAW-BER-RY" 4X EACH 
              STRING
..............1)  USED DIFFERENT PARTS OF BOW FOR EACH SYLLABLE ( EITHER UH or LH FOR THE SHORT and 
                   WB  FOR THE LONG)  
..............2)  BOW SPEED DOES NOT CHANGE FOR EACH SYLLABLE LONG and SHORT BUT THE AMOUNT OF 
                    BOW USED DOES
..............3)  PRACTICED THE BOWING PATTERNS IN THE AIR BEFORE PLACING BOW ON THE STRING
..............4)  PRACTICED WITH A BOW LEADER
02.  FROSTY (OPEN STRING HOLIDAY MUSIC) PRACTICED FOR BOW PROPORTIONS
........a.  REVIEWED DIRECTIONS, WHOLE and HALF NOTES, and NOTE NAMES
........b.  PRACTICED IN SECTIONS USING WB FOR WHOLE NOTES and EITHER LH or UH FOR HALF NOTES 
.............1)  WHEN THE HALF NOTES START DOWN BOW PLAY AT THE LH
.............2)  WHEN THE HALF NOTES START UP BOW PLAY AT THE UH
........c.  PRACTICED WITH THE ACCOMPANIMENT