Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

QUOTE:
“To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.”
AUTHOR: Igor Stravinsky
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Listening and hearing are not the same. Anyone with healthy ears can hear.
  It takes brains to listen."








COMPOSER
CHOPIN

Etude Op.10 No.5 in G flat Major 
"Black Keys"
Played by Horowitz
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNBa1_KUvYo  


GENERAL MUSIC
01.  KEYBOARD WORKSHEETS 
02.  RECORDER
........a. WARM-UP/EAR TRAINING
...........1)  NOTES B, A, G (T1, T12, T123)
.................a)  NOTES IN STEP-WISE MOTION
.................b)  NOTES THAT MOVE BY SKIP (INCLUDING CO-ORDINATION OF FINGER MOVEMENTS)
........b.  SONG: "LUCERNE TO WEGGIS"
............1)  CONCEPT OF STEP-WISE MOTION LINE TO NEXT SPACE or SPACE TO NEXT LINE UP or DOWN
............2)  USING STEP-WISE MOTION TO DETERMINE FINGERING and/or NOTE READING
............3)  LISTENING FOR HIGH VERSUS LOW EAR-TRAINING
........c.  SONG: "JAMES' LOT"
............1)  CONCEPT OF SKIPPING MOTION
............2)  CONCEPT OF 3/4 METER (3 BEATS PER MEASURE)

.................a)  DOTTED HALF NOTES (3 BEATS)

.................b)  MEASURE OF REST SYMBOL

ADV. STRINGS

01.  SHALOM CHAVERIM
........a. REVIEW CONCEPT OF A "ROUND"
........b. ENTIRE VIOLIN SECTION PLAYS SECOND HALF WHILE LISTENING TO FIRST HALF TO HEAR                 HOW WHEN THE 2 PARTS ARE PUT TOGETHER HOW THEY WORK HARMONICALLY
........c.  VIOLIN GROUP IS SPLIT IN HALF WITH ONE SECTION PLAYING PART 1 OF THE ROUND and THE OTHER SECTION PART 2
02.   ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
.........a.  WORK ON A SPECIFIC PASSAGE TO GET SPEED
...............1)  BOW PLAYED AT MIDDLE
...............2)  NO PINKY FINGER ON THE BOW
...............3)  ALWAYS START DOWN BOW
...............4)  USE A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF BOW
...............5)  FINGERING
.....................a)  IN THIS SPECIFIC PASSAGE KEEP THE 3RD FINGER REMAINS DOWN WHILE PLAYING                              THE OPEN STRING BECAUSE PICKING UP THAT FINGER MEANS YOU JUST HAVE TO PUT                          IT DOWN AGAIN and THAT WILL SLOW DOWN THE FINGER ACTION WHEN TRYING TO                             GET SPEED

.....................b)  MAY USE 4TH FINGER INSTEAD OF AN OPEN STRING...GENERALLY WE WOULD USE                                 THE 4TH FINGER BUT BECAUSE THIS IS A "HOE DOWN" FIDDLE STYLE OF PLAYING                                   OPEN STRING USAGE IS VERY ACCEPTABLE

BEG. STRINGS
01. BOW WARM-UP  CYCLE OF STRINGS FOR BOW SPEED (UPPER HALF)
......a. BOW TO RHYTHM OF "HUCK-LE-BER-RY HOUND DOG" 2X EACH STRING
......b. PRACTICE WITH A BOW LEADER
02. STARTED TO PLACE LEFT FINGERS DOWN ON FINGER BOARD IN GUITAR POSITION
.......a.  CONCEPT OF SOLFEGE: DO-RE-MI ON EACH STRING (0-1-2)
.......b.  AMOUNT OF PRESSURE NEEDED TO BE PLACED ON THE STRING BY THE FINGER TO GET A                     GOOD TONE
03. BURGUNDIAN  CAROL (FIRST HOLIDAY SONG) OPEN STRINGS/RIGHT PIZZICATO
......a.  REVIEW