Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013

QUOTE:
“There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating.”
AUTHOR: Frederick Delius
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Its more fun to create something yourself then to create something 
  yourself then to have someone else create it for you.”










COMPOSER
CHOPIN

Sonata No. 2 in B flat, Op. 35, 
Movement 3 
(Funeral March)

video



"Funeral March"
Orchestrated Version 
by Edward Elgar



This is an instrumental genre in several movements for a soloist or an ensemble. The original usage of the term implied a composition that was to be played rather than sung.  Later the term came to be understood as a four movement piece with each movement having a different speeds and characters but still all of the movements having a similar cohesiveness that joined them.

A movement is a part of a larger musical composition with each one in the piece often having a different character or mood so that it could be played as a complete song on its own. 

GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1. Procedures to get out instruments and music
2. Started "D" Major scale (one octave) 
(reviewed fingering)

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1. Worked on and/or turned in "Silly Rules" worksheet
2.  Worked on "Alley Cat" Rhythm (quarters and eighths review)
3.  Added left and right directions to the rhythms of the "Alley Cat"
4.  Teacher helped students track rhythmic reading then had students focus on their own while performing the rhythms with the recorded accompaniment


GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  Went over parts and maintenance of the violin
2.  Actual parts of the violin were passed around for students to see first hand as they learned the names of the parts
3.  Learned the names of the violin open strings and did some ear training on identifying the names of the strings with the sounds they make
4.  Started to talk about shoulder rests and their importance to violin technique

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  Practiced procedures to out instruments and music in a timely manner 
(timed the set-up to the song "Get Ready")
2.  Talked about how orchestra instruments blend sound
3.  Talked about "concert" pitch 
4.  Started Concert D Major scale (reviewed the individual scales for each instrument grouping)
5.  Separated class into 3 segments and practice a D Major chord using do-mi-sol to demonstrate the "pyramid of sound" where the foundation "DO" is performed by the low instruments 
and the other instruments are added into the chord structure above