Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012

QUOTE:
“Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.”
AUTHOR: Ludwig van Beethoven
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“A person will judge him/her self more critically than anyone else.”








COMPOSER
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS

A London Symphony 
III. Scherzo
video


GENERAL MUSIC
01.  COMPUTER NET CART ASSIGNMENT: MAKING A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT
........a.  STUDENT MADE INSTRUMENTS TO BE DEMONSTRATED TO THE CLASS THE FIRST WEEK OF
             NOVEMBER (SPECIFIC DATES FOR THESE DEMONSTRATIONS TO BE DETERMINED NEXT WEEK)
........b.  NEXT WEEK WILL BE OUR LAST CLASS SESSION OF NET CARTS ON THIS PROJECT
........c.  DUE TO COMPUTERS NOT ALWAYS BEING RELIABLE THE GRADING ON THIS PROJECT WILL BE
             ONLY ON HOW MUCH OF THE PROJECT COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHIN THE FRAME OF TIME
             ALLOWED 
..............1)  NO STUDENT WILL HAVE THEIR GRADE LOWERED IF THEY CAN NOT COMPLETE THIS
                    ASSIGNMENT DURING CLASS TIME
........d.  STUDENTS (EITHER THOSE WORKING IN PAIRS OR BY THEMSELVES) WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 
             BRINGING IN SOME PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT (OR ANY INSTRUMENT) THEY MADE TO
             DEMONSTRATE TO THE CLASS
........e.  DOCUMENT DIRECTIONS (REVIEW):
.............1.  LINKS 10-12
.............2.  NAME THE INSTRUMENT YOU ARE MAKING
.............3.  INGREDIENTS LIST
.............4.  DIRECTIONS BY STEP (STEP 1, STEP 2, ETC.)
.............5.  INSTRUMENT CLASSIFICATION (SCRAPER, SHAKER, ETC.)
.............6.  DESCRIBE THE INSTRUMENT: WHAT KIND OF SOUND IT MAKES and HOW IT IS PLAYED
.............7.  MAKE THE DOCUMENT INTO A PRESENTATION THAT CAN BE PUT ON A BLOG 
                  (COLORS/PICTURES/FONTS)
.............8.  SHARE YOUR DOCUMENT WITH ME BY SENDING IT TO ME AT:  sjacobson@ewcsd.org

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.  WE DECIDED THE 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.  OPEN STRING BOWING SLURRING DOWN-DOWN/UP-UP USING BOTH LOWER and UPPER HALF OF BOW
........a.  PLAYED ON PAIRS OF STRINGS G&D; D&A; A&E
02.  SILVER BELLS (HOLIDAY SONG) USING OPEN STRINGS and SLURS
........a.  WORKED ON SPECIFIC SECTIONS AT A TIME USING INDICATED BOWING INSTRUCTIONS 
          (WB: WHOLE BOW or 1/2: USING HALF OF THE BOW)
........b.  CONNECTED THE SECTIONS TOGETHER
........c.  DISCUSSED AND REVIEWED 3/4 TIME and THE CONCEPT OF HALF NOTES; QUARTER NOTES, and NEW 
          CONCEPT: THE DOTTED HALF NOTE
..............a.  THE RULE OF THE "DOT TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE NOTE":

    A DOT 
(WHICH SITS TO THE RIGHT OF A NOTE) 
IS WORTH HALF THE VALUE OF THE NOTE IT SITS NEXT TO

........d.  TEACHER DEMONSTRATED THE VIOLIN NOTES AGAINST THE RECORDED ACCOMPANIMENT
........e.  THE CLASS STARTED TO PLAY THE SECTIONS OF MUSIC ALREADY PRACTICED WITH THE
              ACCOMPANIMENT (WE STILL HAVE THE SECOND HALF OF THE PIECE TO WORK ON)