Friday, September 6, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

QUOTE:
“Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind.”
AUTHOR: Gioacchino Rossini
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
"Many people think that music they don’t like is boring but….
 what is boring to one might be interesting to another.”











COMPOSER
HILDEGARD

Laus Trinitati 
(Praise to the Trinity)
video


GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1.  SIGHT READING: RUDOLPH
2.  PACHELBEL/JOLLY

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
Granada
1.  Keyboards
a.  Reviewed how to locate white key notes by musical alphabet on the keyboard
b.  Discussed about proper fingering technique...
not using only one finger to play the notes of a song
c.  Discussed planning which fingers are to be placed ahead of time on the proper keys before starting the song so that the players eyes can stay on the music not on the fingers
d.  Students practiced at keyboards with teacher assistance

Hillview
1. Recorders
a.  Warm-up step vs skip echo matching using fingers T1/T12/T123 
plus adding fingers 4 and 5working down the recorder
b.  Practiced the new fingering muscle pattern fingering alone separate from the blowing to develop automatic finger movement reflexes
c.  Reviewed song (by number) using skips
Turkey Trot
d.  Started Song Whacky Nutcracker March (by number) using 
fingering 1, 2, 3 steps and skips
1) reviewed counting and new rhythm symbols: triplets and half notes
2) Discussed the articulation symbol: staccato
e.  Started the explanation of the musical alphabet and how it works on the recorder 
preparing for note reading by letters replacing the numbers

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  Violin bow hold
a. Reviewed finger placement on the bow
b. Discussed the spring of the bow where pressure is applied on to it from the musicle 
above the right arm in through the pointer finger of the right hand
1) Students practiced this using their bows on their laps
c.  Practiced making a rectangle (square-like) figure using the bow 
and the left arm (representing the violin)
d.  Used the bow on the shoulder
1) Practiced making squares, triangles, trapezoids to determine the different placements 
of the bow and which muscles are used at the different parts of the bow
a) Middle to tip: square to trapezoid: using the elbow muscle to move the bow
b) Frog to middle:  triangle to square:  using elbow and upper arm muscle to move the bow
c) Using the wrong muscle moving the upper half of the bow will cause 
the bow to go over the fingerboard creating a very ugly sound
e.  Showed the class symbols for UP and DOWN bow motions 
and we practiced the motions in the air

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  SIGHT READING: RUDOLPH
2.  PACHELBEL/JOLLY