Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013

QUOTE:
“There is no top. There are always further heights to reach.”
AUTHOR: Jascha Heifetz
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“There is always a way to improve yourself.”











COMPOSER
CHOPIN

Etude Op. 10 No. 3
Played by Pollini
video



Etude Op. 10 No. 3

A modern treatment of this etude is called:

"No Other Love"

Sung by Jo Stafford



Etude Op. 10 No. 3

A modern treatment of this etude is called:

"So Deep is the Night"

Sung by Webster Booth & Anne Ziegler



GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1. Pachelbel/Jolly
a.  Worked on parts separately and together

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1. Theory Worksheet:  Drawing a keyboard
2. Review of musical alphabet forward and backwards
3. Short quiz on memorizing the musical alphabet backwards
3.  Musical alphabet on the white keys of the keyboard/location of the note "D" 


GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  Shoulder rest instruction
a.  How to adjust and place on violin
b.  Making the instrument comfortable to hold
2. How to sit in a chair to play violin/posture and Conductor Directions
01.  CONDUCTOR PLAYING DIRECTIONS: RESTING and PLAYING POSITIONS TO CUES
02.  POSTURE and HOW TO SIT IN THE CHAIR 
a.  BOTH FEET TO BE SOLIDLY ON THE FLOOR WITH THE LEFT FOOT AHEAD OF 
THE RIGHT (SMALLER PEOPLE MAY HAVE TO SIT MORE TOWARD THE EDGE OF THEIR CHAIR)
b.  CHAIR TO BE ANGLED SO THE RIGHT FOOT CAN BE BEHIND THE LEFT WITHOUT GOING UNDER THE CHAIR 
(THIS IS TO KEEP THE BOW FROM HITTING THE RIGHT KNEE WHEN PLAYING THE "E" STRING
c.  USING THE VIOLIN LEFT ANGLE 
(PREVIOUSLY DETERMINED FOR EACH  STUDENT SEPARATELY) 
MOVE THE LEFT FOOT TOWARD THE DIRECTION OF WHERE THE VIOLIN SCROLL IS POINTED
d.  WHEN SITTING IN THE CHAIR MAKE SURE THE LEFT FOOT and THE SCROLL ARE POINTING TOWARD THE MUSIC 
(OR IN CLASS, TOWARD OUR WHITE BOARD)
e.  WE USE OUR ENTIRE BODY TO PLAY THE VIOLIN SO POSTURE AND THE PLACEMENT OF FEET IS VERY IMPORTANT

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  Concert D Major scale (1 octave) separate notes with strings shifting up and down 
the scale using 1st finger after the initial open string
2.  Subdivision of the beat: counting a passage from Jingle Bell Rock
3.  Worked on 2nd section of  Jingle Bell Rock