Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012

QUOTE:
“I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.”
AUTHOR: Leonard Bernstein
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Music should sound as each individual composer meant it to 
  be played. The same orchestra can play music by different 
  composers and the music will sound different each time.”













COMPOSER
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS



Greensleeves
video

GENERAL MUSIC
01.  KEYBOARD WORKSHEETS GRADED and MANY TURNED BACK TO REDO FOR ERRORS and COMPLETION
.......a.  STUDENTS WHO HAD COMPLETED WORK PRACTICED SONGS AT KEYBOARDS
02.  KEYBOARD RECITAL DATES SET FOR THE WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING VACATION
.......a.  IN A FEW WEEKS THERE WILL BE A SIGN-UP SHEET TO SET A PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
.......b.  SONGS CHOSEN CAN BE ANY PIECE FROM MY SONG BOOK STARTING FROM "YANKEE DOODLE" or   
            HARDER
......c.   IF A STUDENT WANTS TO PLAY A SONG NOT IN MY BOOKLET THEY NEED TO GET APPROVAL FROM
            ME PRIOR TO THE PERFORMANCE
......d.  STUDENTS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO MEMORIZE THEIR PERFORMANCE MUSIC
......e.  STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED ONLY ON HOW HARD THEY TRY and WILL NOT BE GRADED DOWN 
           SHOULD THEY EXPERIENCE "STAGE FRIGHT" (MAKE MISTAKES DUE TO NERVES)

ADV.  STRINGS
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 YESTERDAY ABOUT IT)
02. CIDER HOUSE RULES
03. SEA CRUISE
04. SALLY'S SONG
05. BILE EM CABAGGES

BEG. STRINGS
01.  OPEN STRING BOWING DOWN-DOWN/UP-UP USING BOTH LOWER and UPPER HALF OF BOW
........a.  FIRST DOWN BOW FROG TO MIDDLE/STOP and RESTART BOW IN SAME DIRECTION DOWN BOW 
             FROM MIDDLE to TIP (THEN REVERSE)
........b.  USE THIS BOWING IN THE CYCLE OF STRINGS
02.  USE OF THE 4TH FINGER: DO-RE-MI-FA-SOL-FA-MI-RE-DO ON EACH STRING
........a.  DISCUSSION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 4TH FINGER TO VIOLIN PLAYING
.............1)  4TH FINGER SHOULD NOT BE "STRETCHED" TO USE UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS INSTEAD IT 
                   NEEDS TO FALL COMFORTABLY ON TO THE STRING
.............2)  THE LEFT ARM (UNDER THE VIOLIN) AND LEFT THUMB PLACEMENT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 
                   PROPER USE OF THE 4TH FINGER (ADJUCTMENTS ARE MADE WHILE PLAYING TO ACCOMODATE  
                   THE 4TH FINGER PLACEMENT)
.............3)  4TH FINGER and THE ADJACENT UPPER STRING BOTH HAVE THE SAME NOTE PITCH IN THE FIRST 
                   POSITION
........b.   STUDENTS PRACTICE THE FINGERING PATTERN (0  1  23  4) 
.............1)  FIRST USING RIGHT PIZZICATO  IN GUITAR POSITION WITH and THEN WITHOUT THE EYES
.............2)  NEXT USING RIGHT PIZZICATO IN REGULAR PLAYING POSITION
.............3)  LASTLY USING THE BOW UPPER HALF (UH)
03.  SHALOM CHAVERIM (HOLIDAY SONG) RIGHT HAND PIZZICATO USING FINGERS 1-3
04.  NO HOLLY FOR MISS QUINN (HOLIDAY SONG)
........a.  DISCUSSED THE IDEA OF USING THE WB (WHOLE BOW) FOR THE WHOLE NOTES (SLOW 4 BEAT 
             NOTES) CALLED BOW PROPORTIONING