Monday, August 26, 2013

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013

QUOTE:
“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.”
AUTHOR: John Cage
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“To continue to grow as a human being you must be open to try 
  new ideas otherwise you stagnate.”
















COMPOSER

CHOPIN


Waltz No.1 in E-flat major 
(Grande Valse Brillante) 
Op.18, No.1
Performed by LEONARD PENNARIO 
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KusVQYcGVwM&playnext=
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Waltz No.1 in E-flat major 
(Grande Valse Brillante) 
Op.18, No.1

Performed by VALENTINA IGOSHINA 

GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1. Scales using  proper bowings/following a bow leader
2.  Started Pachelbel/Jolly

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1.  Review of making articulated sounds on the recorder
2.  Learned first 3 notes Do-Re-Mi in stepwise motion
a.  Discussed the 3rd finger use and how if not depressed properly can 
cause the instrument to squeak
b.  Talked about the importance of playing with both hands on the recorder even when one 
of the hands does not need to finger a note as the other hand lends support to help 
seal the finger holes correctly
3.  Started to learn Mary Had a Little Lamb by echo/memory
4.  Discussed the keyboard and the black and white patterns of the keys
a.  Black keys (pentatonic 5 key pattern)
b.  White keys (diatonic 7 key pattern)
c.  7 white keys forms the 7 letters of the musical alphabet
d.  The class memorized the musical alphabet backwards and forwards and then was shown how the musical alphabet is applied the recorder fingering

EXPLANATION OF THE MUSICAL ALPHABET RELATING IT TO THE 
EXAMPLE OF 
THE KEYBOARD

a. WHAT PATTERNS CAN BE SEEN (and HEARD) ON A KEYBOARD?
b. HOW MANY BLACK KEYS FORM A PATTERN?
c. USING THE BLACK KEYS AS A GUIDE HOW MANY WHITE KEYS ARE THERE IN A PATTERN?
d. THERE ARE ONLY 5 BLACK KEYS (A PATTERN REPEATED OVER and OVER
 EITHER HIGHER or LOWER) and THUS 7 WHITE KEYS ON A KEYBOARD
1) WHITE KEYS ARE OFTEN GIVEN NAMES TAKEN FROM THE ALPHABET and
SINCE THERE ARE ONLY 7 WHITE KEYS IN THE PATTERN WE ONLY HAVE 7 LETTERS IN OUR MUSICAL ALPHABET
e. IF THERE ARE ONLY 5 BLACK KEYS and 7 WHITE KEYS ON A KEYBOARD THEN 
THERE ARE ONLY 12 DIFFERENT KEYS THAT WE NAME ON A KEYBOARD WHICH ARE CALLED THE "CHROMATIC SCALE"
1) THESE 12 KEYS ARE THE "TONE" COLOR CHOICES THAT CAN BE USED TO CREATE MUSIC 
2) THESE COLORS CAN BE PLAYED SEPARATELY OR COMBINED TO FORM
NEW COLORS JUST AS ARTISTS COMBINE PRIMARY COLORS TO CREATE OTHER COLORS
f. RELATING MUSIC TO ART: MUSIC COLORS ARE HEARD INSTEAD OF SEEN

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  Completed procedures to check out instruments
2.  Practiced how to get instruments out/open cases/ and started to put on shoulder rests

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  Concert D Major scale (1 octave) slurring 2 notes in a patterns
2.  Sight read through and started to work on Pachelbel/Jolly music
3.  Worked on 1st section of  Jingle Bell Rock