Monday, October 8, 2012

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012

QUOTE:
“If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. 
  Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.”
AUTHOR: Robert Schumann
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“No one person is successful without a team behind him.”










COMPOSER
HILDEGARD


O clarissima mater, response 
[De sancta Maria]
video



GENERAL MUSIC
01.  KEYBOARD WORKSHEETS (REVIEW AS NEEDED)
02.  NEW THEORY PACKET ON NOTEREADING
........a.  EXPLANATION OF LINE and SPACE NOTES ON THE STAFF
........b.  DIRECTIONS OF STEMS ON NOTES: WHICH DIRECTION TO PLACE THEM
.............1) STEMS PLACED UP TO THE RIGHT ON NOTES PLACED ON THE 3RD LINE OF THE STAFF OR LOWER
.............2) STEMS PLACED DOWN TO THE LEFT ON NOTES PLACED ON THE 3RD LINE OF THE STAFF OR 
                  HIGHER
.............3)  STEMS PLACED ON NOTES SITTING ON THE 3RD LINE OF THE STAFF CAN EITHER GO UP TO THE 
                   RIGHT OR DOWN TO THE LEFT
02.  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)
TO CONTINUE TOMORROW

ADV.  STRINGS
01.  REVIEW INFORMATION REGARDING HARVEST FESTIVAL FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH
02.  START SONG: "BILE EM CABAGGES"
........a.  TEACHER DEMONSTRATES SONG
........b.  EVERYONE READS THROUGH THE MELODY PART
........c.  THE MELODY PART IS EMBELLISHED BY ADDING IN OPEN STRINGS AS DOUBLE-STOPS

BEG. STRINGS
01.  NO HOLLY FOR MISS QUINN
.......a.  WRITE IN COLORS OF OPEN STRINGS
02.  "MARY" NOTE READING (ON EACH STRING) DO-RE-MI SONG
........a.  EXPLANATION OF THE MUSICAL ALPHABET USING THE KEYBOARD
........b.  MEMORIZING THE MUSICAL ALPHABET FORWWARD and BACKWARDS
.............1) HOW THE MUSICAL ALPHABET HELPS NAME THE NOTES ON EACH VIOLIN
........c.  HOW NOTES FALL ON LINES and WHAT STEP-WISE MOVEMENT IS 
..............1) LINE TO VERY NEXT SPACE or SPACE TO VERY NEXT LINE
.........d.  HOW TO USE STEP-WISE MOVEMENT TO NOTE READ STARTING WITH THE OPEN STRING NOTE 
              NAMES
.........e.  HOW TO DETERMINE VIOLIN FINGERING BY USING STEP-WISE MOVEMENT
.........f.   WRITING THE NAMES OF THE NOTES UNDERNEATH EACH NOTE OF "MARY"
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

...............4)  STUDENTS PLAYED THE SONG WITH THE BOW (UH) ON EACH STRING