Tuesday, October 8, 2013

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013

QUOTE: 
“Talent is only the starting point.”
AUTHOR: Irving Berlin
MEANING OF THE QUOTE: 
“Talent will only be of use if you combine it with hard work and effort.”








COMPOSER
COPLAND
The Tender Land

Laurie's Aria, Love Duet
video


The Promise of Living


Inspired by photographs in James Agee and Walker Evans’ timeless account of Depression-era America, 


Copland and librettist Horace Everett fashioned a drama centered around a farm girl on the verge of womanhood. On the eve of her graduation from high school, Laurie Moss is faced with life-defining choices regarding love, family ties, and independence. The theme of outsiders—groundlessly accused of wrongdoing—invading the peaceful world of rural America mirrors certain contemporaneous social concerns


http://berkshirereview.net/2010/08/14/copland-the-tender-land-glimmerglass/#.UlNgbdJwpv0
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4165707



GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1. G MAJOR SCALE
2.  BELIEVE

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1.  SOLFEGE
a.  SOLFEGE ROLL
1)  Sol-Mi
b.  JORGE THE GILA MONSTER
2.  THEORY
a.  Completed packet on sharps and flats and turned in
b.  Handed out a new theory packet to start

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  MUSICAL ALPHABET BACKWARDS
a.  Memorized by each student
2.  FINGERING Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol
a.  Discussion on the importance of the 4th finger
b.  If 4th finger does not reach the target the left arm needs to go under the violin more
c.  Played Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-Fa-Mi-Re-Do on each string
2.  MARY NOTE READING
a.  Note reading and finger numbering by step-wise motion on the "A" string
b.  Students play while singing the letter names out loud

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
SECTIONALS
1.  STRINGS: KEYBOARDS
2.  WINDS/PERCUSSION: PRACTICE "BELIEVE"
3.  8TH GRADE Bb INSTRUMENTS:  WORKED WITH STUDENT TEACHER ON 8TH GRADE BAND NIGHT MUSIC