Tuesday, October 30, 2012

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012

QUOTE:
"Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?”
AUTHOR: Ludwig van Beethoven
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Great art can only be determined by each individual’s 
  personal opinion.”















COMPOSER
COPLAND


El Salon Mexico
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69uVFYh1lkE&feature=related

GENERAL MUSIC
01. THEORY: IDENTIFYING LINES and SPACES (PRE-NOTE READING SKILLS and EXERCISES)
.......a.  IDENTIFYING LINES and SPACES BY NUMBER
.......b.  TRANSFERRING THE CONCEPT TO VISUAL SPEED NEEDED FOR NOTE READING
............1) USING A METRONOME-LIKE BEAT STUDENTS WERE TO VISUALLY WATCH AS THE                       TEACHER POINTED TO THE NOTES ON THE STAFF AND IDENTIFY WHAT LINE or                           SPACE NUMBER THE NOTES WERE ON
............2) THE ABOVE WAS REPEATED AT A FASTER, EVEN SPEED (TEMPO)
.......c.  STUDENTS EXPERIENCED WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO NOTE READ AT TIMED SPEEDS AND               POSSIBLY CONTINUE ON THROUGH ANY MISTAKES AS A MUSICIAN HAS TO DO DURING               A PERFORMANCE
.......d.  THIS EXERCISE PROMOTES FOCUSING SKILLS
02.  RECORDER: HOLIDAY SONG "WHACKY NUTCRACKER MARCH"
(AS IT WAS MINIMUM DAY WE JUST STARTED THIS SOME CLASSES WILL BEGIN THIS THURSDAY)



ADV. STRINGS
01. GESU BAMBINO
.......a.  WORKED ON LAST PASSAGE WHICH HAS VIOLIN FINGERING IN THE 2ND POSITION and               AN OCTAVE INTERVAL
.......b.  WORKED ON THE SECTION IN THE MUSIC WHICH IS IN THE 3RD POSITION BUT                             WRITTEN AN OCTAVE LOWER
.............1)  SOME STUDENTS WILL PLAY THE LOWER NOTES WHILE OTHERS AN OCTAVE                             HIGHER
.......c.  READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE PIECE/
             1)  WORKED ON INTERWEAVING  THE CELLO and GUITAR HARMONY PARTS and                                 COUNTERPOINT CHRISTMAS MELODY (TAKEN FROM "OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL")                   WITH THE "GESU" MELODY PLAYED BY THE VIOLINS

BEG. STRINGS
01.  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
........a.  REVIEWED HALF and WHOLE NOTES/METER/MEASURES REST
........b.  WENT OVER NOTE NAMES (NOTES ARE ON THE "D" STRING)
........c.  DISCUSSED FINGER PLACEMENTS (FINGER PATTERN: 0 1 23 4) AND HOW TO MEASURE                  FINGER FROM  FINGER WHEN MOVING BY SKIP0-4 / 1-4 / 2-4
.........d.  PLAYED THE SONG USING UH OF THE BOW
.........e.  DISCUSSED 4TH FINGER PROBLEMS
..............1)  BRINGING THE LEFT ARM UNDER THE VIOLIN MORE SO THE 4TH FINGER CAN GO                        UP AND DOWN WITH EASE
..............2)  ADJUSTING THE VIOLIN PLAYING ANGLE TO ACCOMMODATE THE LEFT ARM                                 PLACEMENT WHEN 
                    USING THE 4TH FINGER (ESPECIALLY ON THE "G" STRING)
..............3)  USING THE NEXT HIGHEST OPEN STRING TO CHECK THE 4TH FINGER FOR                                    INTONATION (4TH FINGER ON THE LOWER STRING IS THE SAME PITCH NOTE AS                          THE OPEN STRING  NEXT TO IT...THE PITCH IS THE SAME BUT THE QUALITY OF                          THE SOUND DIFFERS)
.........f.  DEMONSTRATION OF THE MELODY (STUDENTS ARE PLAYING HARMONY) BY THE                        TEACHER