Tuesday, April 16, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

QUOTE:
“Art is a kind of illness.”
AUTHOR: Giacomo Puccini
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“A true artist is addicted to his art.”










COMPOSER
IVES


SEE HOW MUSIC AND LITERATURE INTERCONNECT
Charles Ives came from New England and often wrote his music 
about the famous people and events that came from there. 


Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord" I: 
Emerson

Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord" II: 
Hawthorne
Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord" III:  
The Alcotts

Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord" III:  The Alcotts
Played by Charles Ives
video
Charles Ives begins this piece with a 4-note motive and then uses it (often in variation) as the basis for the rest of the composition. 
If you compare this work to the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony #5 you might hear some similarities:
video

Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord" IV: 
Thoreau

GENERAL MUSIC
01. AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE
.......a.  WRITING A PARAGRAPH TO THE QUESTION/PAPERS HANDED BACK WITH COMMENTS
            "HOW IS AUDIENCE BEHAVIOR DIFFERENT AT A ROCK CONCERT WHEN COMPARED TO
              A CLASSICAL CONCERT?"
............1)  STATE THE QUESTION
............2)  EXPLAIN WHY WITH SUPPORTIVE EXAMPLES
............3)  CREATE A CONCLUSION
EXAMPLE OF WHAT TO WRITE:
Audience behavior is different at a rock concert when compared to a classical concert because acoustic instruments (instruments which are not amped), as those played in an orchestra, often cannot be heard over a loud audience.  Standing and singing (participating with the performers) is acceptable at rock concerts; it is part of the experience but at classical performances it is about intense listening and observers need to be very quiet.  My preference is the classical audience behavior as I enjoy being able to see and hear everything being performed on the stage.
............4)  DISCUSSED THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING TO WRITE WELL
............5)  DISCUSSED ABOUT HOW FORMAL and INFORMAL WRITING IS DIFFERENT and USED FOR
                  DIFFERENT SITUATIONS (EXAMPLE TEXTING IS DIFFERENT THAN WRITING AN ESSAY                         FOR SCHOOL)
02.  KEYBOARD RECITALS

........a.  FIRST DAY OF STUDENT RECITALS
........b.  EACH STUDENT SIGNED UP FOR A DAY THIS WEEK TO PERFORM A SONG FOR THE CLASS
.............1)  STUDENTS LEARNED  HOW TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A PERFORMANCE SITUATION
.............2)  STUDENTS EXPERIENCED THE NERVES (STAGE FRIGHT) THAT CAN OCCUR IN                                       PERFORMING
.............3)  STUDENTS SHOWED THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY HAD LEARNED PLAYING THE                                   KEYBOARD
.............4)  STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED PROPER CLASSICAL AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE


ADV. STRINGS
[SPRING CONCERT (THURSDAY; MAY 30TH) PREPARATION]
01.  ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
02.  HOUDINI

BEG. STRINGS
[SPRING CONCERT (THURSDAY; MAY 30TH) PREPARATION]
01. ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
02. WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL (MELODY)