Thursday, August 29, 2013

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013

QUOTE:
“No man is complete without a feeling for music and an understanding of what it can do for him.”
AUTHOR: Zoltan Kodaly

MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Complete fulfillment in life is not possible unless you have some
  music appreciation.”



COMPOSER
CHOPIN

Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21
F minor 
III Allegro Vivace 
Performed by Artur Rubinstein 
video

Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 21
F minor 
III Allegro Vivace 
Performed by Kaspar Uinskas

CONCERTO
A concerto is a music composition which, in most cases features, a solo instrument with an orchestra accompaniment 
(or piano accompaniment) where the soloist shows off his/her virtuosic skill.  
Each concerto consists of 3 movements generally in three different tempos (fast, slow, very fast)

GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1.  Pachelbel/Jolly
2.  Jingle Bell Rock

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1.  Hillview:
1. INTRODUCTION TO THE WOODWIND FAMILY/DEMONSTRATION
a.  CONSORT OF RECORDERS (bass, tenor, alto, soprano, sopranino, garklin)
b.  MODERN RELATIVES TO RECORDERS/DEMONSTRATION (flute/clarinet)
c.  HISTORY OF WOODWINDS

2.  Granada:
ALLEY CAT PERCUSSION ORCHESTRATION and PERFORMANCE
a.  REVIEW INSTRUMENT NAMES
1)  GO OVER  and REVIEW (AS NEEDED) HOW TO ORCHESTRATE PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
2)  ASSIGN COLORS ON THE CHARTS TO DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS
3)  STUDENTS COUNT OUT LOUD and PLAY THE INSTRUMENTS ASSIGNED THAT MATCH THE COLORS
.4)  STUDENTS PERFORM TO THE RECORDING
5)  AFTER COMPLETION STUDENTS SWITCH INSTRUMENTS TO TRY ANOTHER



GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  Left hand pizzicato to develop proper left arm angle and violin hold
2.  Depressing the finger(s) down on the string silently with a spring motion
3.  Depressing and pulling the string to start the pizzicato
5. Note reading quarter notes and musical road sign "repeat sign" introduced
4.  Cycle of strings:  from lowest to highest strings 
plucking 4x on each string with:
 1st finger (left index) 
repeating with 2nd finger (middle finger) 
followed by 3rd finger (ring) 
lastly using the 4th finger (pinky)
6. Open string note reading using colors
(students sing the letters as they pluck the open strings with a background accompaniment)
blue: G
red: D
yellow: A
green: E
7. Open string note songs:
a. Cripple Creek


b. Batman


HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  Concert C Major Scale Introduced
2.  SILENT NIGHT
3.  JINGLE BELL ROCK