Tuesday, October 9, 2012

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012

QUOTE:
“An American or Europeon can composer, for example, now has access to the music of 
  various Asian, African, and South American cultures.”
AUTHOR: George Crumb
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Because of mass communication, composers know more about music 
  from other cultures for which they can incorporate into their own music.”







COMPOSER
HILDEGARD



O Rubor Sanguinis
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2j_t1o_g5U&feature=related


GENERAL MUSIC
01.  KEYBOARD WORKSHEETS (REVIEW AS NEEDED)
02.  NEW THEORY PACKET ON NOTEREADING
03.  KEYBOARD BLACK KEYS: SHARPS/FLATS
........a.  REVIEW SHARP/FLAT KEY NAMES
........b.  BLACK KEY PENTATONIC EAR TRAINING SONGS
..............1)  STUDENTS GIVEN LISTS OF COMMON SONGS THAT CAN BE PLAYED USING BLACK KEYS ONLY
..............2)  THE STARTING PITCH IS GIVEN AND THEN THE STUDENT TRIES TO MATCH WHAT THEY HEAR IN 
                    THEIR HEADS WITH WHAT THEY PLAY USING THEIR FINGERS
.....................a)  NOTES OF THE SONG ARE NOT WRITTEN DOWN DELIBERATELY SO STUDENTS CAN USE THEIR
                           EARS 
.....................b)  MISTAKES WILL BE MADE AND STUDENT IS TO TRY TO EXPERIMENT UNTIL THE SOUND THEY 
                           HEAR IN THEIR HEADS MATCH WHAT THEY PLAY ON THE KEYBOARD
.....................c)  STUDENTS TO LISTEN FOR SOUNDS THAT MOVE HIGHER, LOWER, OR STAY THE SAME PLUS 
                           SOUNDS THAT MOVE STEP-WISE or BY SKIPS (SOME LARGE SKIPS AND SOME SMALL SKIPS)
04.  KEYBOARD SONGS BY FINGER NUMBER TO DEVELOP FINGER COORDINATION and FRAME OF THE HAND
........a.  AMERICA
.............1)  FRAME OF RIGHT HAND
........b.  YANKEE DOODLE
.............2) FRAME OF LEFT HAND and RIGHT HAND

ADV.  STRINGS
01. HARVEST FESTIVAL: FRIDAY; OCTOBER 26TH MEETING IN CAFETERIA AT 7:00 PM to PLAY AROUND 
       7:15  PM
02. BILE EM CABAGGES
03. PUMPED UP KICKS (REVIEW)
04.  SALLY'S SONG (REVIEW)
05.  INTRODUCTION TO "SEA CRUISE"

BEG. STRINGS
01. BURGUNDIAN CAROL
......a. WRITE IN COLORS OF OPEN STRINGS
02. SEVEN BOW LEVELS: DOUBLE-STOPPING
......a. SILENT ROCKING AT MB BOWS LEVEL: G, G&D, D, D&A, A, A&E, E
......b. BOW UH 4x EACH OF THE 7 BOW LEVELS
03. "BILE EM' CABBAGES" DO-RE-MI-FA SONG ON EACH STRING BY FINGER NUMBER
......a. 2 2 2 2 /3 - 3 - / 2 2 2 2 / 1 - 1 - /2 2 2 2 / 3 3 3 3 / 2 2 1 1 / 0 - 0 - /
......b. FINGER "3" IS PLACED NEXT TO FINGER "2" ON THE STRING BY TOUCHING IT 
..........1) THERE IS A SPACE BETWEEN FINGER "1" and "2" (CALLED A WHOLE-STEP)
..........2) THERE IS NO SPACE BETWEEN FINGER "2" and "3" (CALLED A HALF-STEP)
..........3) FINGERS GOING DOWN ONTO THE STRING FORM A FINGER 
              PATTERN: 0 1 23 (fingers 23 touch--3 touches the 2 which is already down)
..........4) STUDENTS PLAYED THE SONG WITH THE BOW (UH) ON EACH STRING
..........5) STUDENTS COMFORTABLE WITH LEFT HAND FINGERING MAY ADD 
              THE BOW TO THE NEXT HIGHEST OPEN STRING AT THE SAME TIME 
              (PLAYING DOUBLE-STOPS)
..............a. PLAYING THE OPEN STRING WHILE FINGERING THE NEIGHBORING 
                  LOWER STRING PROVIDES HARMONY and IMPROVES INTONATION 
                  AS THE STRING PLAYER HAS ANOTHER NOTE TO MATCH THE 
                  FINGERED NOTES AGAINST
04. BURGUNDIAN CAROL
......a. PRACTICE FOR MUSICAL ROAD SIGNS and COUNTING WITH and 
         WITHOUT TEACHER TRACKING