Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012

QUOTE:
“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.”
AUTHOR: Robert Schumann
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Art is created to make a better world.”










COMPOSER
COPLAND



John Henry 
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd3_S_Tf0p4&feature=related

GENERAL MUSIC
01. NET CART COMPUTERS: MAKING AN INSTRUMENT PROJECT
.......a.  STUDENTS COMPLETED (AS POSSIBLE) THEIR "MAKING AN INSTRUMENT" PROJECT ON               THE COMPUTER AND WERE ASKED TO SEND FINISHED PROJECTS TO ME THROUGH                     THEIR GOOGLE DOCS
.......b.  MANY OF THE PROJECTS WILL BE POSTED ON MY BLOG
.......c.  NEXT WEEK STUDENTS WILL BRING THE INSTRUMENTS THEY MADE FROM THEIR                       RESEARCH TO CLASS TO DEMONSTRATE AND I WILL TRY TO GET PICTURES OF THEM               TO POST ON THIS BLOG
.......d.  TODAY EVERYONE IN CLASS SIGNED UP FOR A DAY NEXT WEEK TO DO THEIR                             DEMONSTRATION
............1) ANY STUDENT UNABLE TO MAKE AN INSTRUMENT AT HOME WILL STILL HAVE TO                       VERBALLY EXPLAIN TO THE CLASS THE INSTRUMENT THEY WANTED TO MAKE AND                   EXPLAIN HOW THEY WOULD HAVE GONE ABOUT MAKING IT (PROCEDURES,                                 SUPPLIES, ETC.)

ADV. STRINGS
01.  SILVER BELLS
02.  PARTNER HOUSETOP
03.  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
04.  BURGUNDIAN CAROL

BEG. STRINGS
01.  STARTED (AS A WARM-UP) THE FIRST SECTION (INTRODUCTION) TO THE SONG "HOEDOWN'
........a.  USED DOUBLE STOPPING OF OPEN STRINGS
........b.  USED DOUBLE STOPPING WITH 2 FINGERS DOWN
........c.  USED A CHROMATIC FINGERING OF LOW 2 (I CALL IT THE "SAD" 2) SLIDING TO THE                   REGULAR 2 POSITION
02.  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
........a.  PRACTICED WITH THE BOW AT UPPER HALF FOR NOW