Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013

QUOTE:
“I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I 
  was 20 rather than when I was 82.”
AUTHOR: Dave Brubeck
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“It takes a lifetime just to start understanding yourself.”








COMPOSER 
COPLAND


The Walls of Zion
Performed by the 2010 FVHS Chamber Choir
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-dCclhMpVE&feature=related

Uncovering the Walls of Zion
Wall excavations
http://www.bib-arch.org/e-features/walls-of-zion.asp

This is the panoramic view of the area known as Kidron valley, south of the old city. 
Also seen is Mount of Olives (to the left), the Southern Walls excavation area (in front and to the right), 
Mount Zion and the Jewish quarter (to the right).
View from the Crusaders tower towards the Kidron valley.
http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/Ophel.html
GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1.  D SCALE
a.  Lifted up and down bows at the middle and frog
2.  SILENT NIGHT
3.  PACHELBEL CANON

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1.  THEORY
a.  Directions of stems on notes
b.  Identification of LINES and SPACES on the staff
c.  Worked on the first 4 pages of this theory packet

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  OPEN STRINGS
a.  Lifted up bows at the tip
2.  SEA CRUISE
a.  Note Reading open strings and first line "E"
3.  PERFECT 5THS CONCEPT
a.  Placing a finger on the same place on the fingerboard across two strings
4.  GET READY
a.  Playing a song which utilizes fingering of Perfect 5ths: 1st finger on the strings G, D, A

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1.  SECTIONALS FOR 20 MINUTES
a.  Violins: JINGLE BELL ROCK
b.  Flutes:  GREENSLEEVES
c.  Everyone else at keyboards
2.  TUMBALALAIKA
a.  Sight Reading