Friday, October 4, 2013

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013

QUOTE: 
“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, 
  it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”
AUTHOR: Frederic Chopin
MEANING OF THE QUOTE: 
“The easier something looks to produce, the harder it is to achieve in actuality.
When you are good at something you make it look easy.”








COMPOSER
COPLAND


"Ching a Ring Chaw"
from Old American Songs
video


“Ching-a-Ring Chaw” is an early minstrel song. Copland found portions of the text in
 need of rewriting due to its minstrel origins. He said, 
“I did not want to take any chance of it being construed as racist.” 
In 1950’s America, this was a very enlightened viewpoint.
“Ching-a-Ring Chaw” is a jaunty ditty, filled with syncopation and quick syllabic treatment.
 The accompaniment is characterized by after beats, string pizzicato and trombone solos.

Ching-a-ring-a ring ching ching, 
Ho a ding-a-ding kum larkee, 
Ching-a-ring-a ring ching ching, 
Ho a ding kum larkee. 

Brothers gather round, 
Listen to this story, 
'Bout the promised land, 
An' the promised glory. 

You don't need to fear, 
If you have no money, 
You don't need none there, 
To buy you milk and honey. 

There you'll ride in style, 
Coach with four white horses, 
There the evenin' meal, 
Has one two three four courses. 
Ching-a-ring-a ring ching ching, 
Ho a ding-a-ding kum larkee, 
Ching-a-ring-a ring ching ching, 
Ho a ding kum larkee. 
Nights we all will dance 

To the harp and fiddle, 
Waltz and jig and prance, 
"And Cast off down the middle!" 

When the mornin' come, 
All in grand and splendour, 
Stand out in the sun, 
And hear the holy thunder! 

Brothers hear me out, 
The promised land's a-comin' 
Dance and sing and shout, 
I hear them harps a strummin'. 

Ching-a-ring-a ching 
Ching ching, ching a ring ching 
Ching-a-ring-a ching ching, 
Ching-a-ring-a ching ching, 
Ching-a-ring-a, 
Ching-a-ring-a, 
Ching-a-ring-a, 
LINKS
GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1. D MAJOR SCALE
2.  RODOLPH

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1.  KEYBOARD RECITALS
a.  Completed the remainder of them
2.  SOLFEGE
a.  Sol-Mi Solfege Roll
b. JORGE THE GILA MONSTER
1) Movement to solfege

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1. SEA CRUISE
a.  Note reading the note "E" first line
2.  MUSICAL ALPHABET
a.  Explained by using the white keys on the piano as an example
b.  Memorized it forward and backwards

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  8TH GRADE BAND NIGHT AT CAL HIGH
a.  Gave out information and music
2.  SILENT NIGHT
a.  Played 4x
1) 2nd time only strings
2) 3rd time only winds
3) Percussion play throughout
4) Cello plays melody 1st time harmony other times
3.  PACHELBEL/JOLLY