Friday, October 11, 2013

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013

QUOTE:
"I adore art...when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, 
  and my emotion and my joys are too much to bare.”
AUTHOR: Giuseppe Verdi
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“The emotion and joy felt from the act of creating art is totally 
  fulfilling.”







COMPOSER 
COPLAND

Themes from:
Our Town and The Red Pony
video

Our Town
The London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Aaron Copland

Our Town
Conducted by Aaron Copland
As used in the Spike Lee film "He Got Game" (1998)

Dream March and Circus Music 
from "The Red Pony" Suite 
Performed by the New Philharmonia Orchestra 
Conducted by Aaron Copland

GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1. E MAJOR SCALE
a.  Shifting on one string with the 1st finger
b.  Shifting with intervals of the scale on one string with the 1st finger



2.  FELIZ NAVIDAD
3.  JINGLE BELL ROCK

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1.  KEYBOARDS
a.  PENTATONIC SONGS
1)  Songs played on the black keys only
2) First note is given the rest is determined by each student by ear
3)  This exercise is for training the ear and reviewing the sharps and flats

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  OPEN STRING MAJOR SCALES
a.  SCALES: G, D, A
b.  UH of bow
c.  Ascending and descending
d.  Descending scale played with a special rhythm can become the first part of a tune called "JOY TO THE WORLD"
2.  FINGERING
a.  1-4 and 2-4 each 8x on each string UH bow
3.  JINGLE BELLS
a.  Played entirely with accompaniment UH of bow by rote

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  THEORY (10 minutes)
a.  Bass and treble clef note reading
2.  SECTIONALS (15 minutes)
a.  Strings and melody instruments practicing BELIEVE 
b.  Everyone else at keyboards
3.  FELIZ NAVIDAD
4.  PACHELBEL/JOLLY