Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

QUOTE:
“If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen, 
  then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”
AUTHOR: John Cage
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Repetition helps to create interest. The more you are acquainted 
 with a subject the more you are apt to enjoy it.”


COMPOSER
COPLAND
Rodeo
(Four Dance Episodes)
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXikDnYZYpM&feature=related


"Hoe Down" 
from Rodeo

 The main theme of the "Hoe-Down" section in Rodeo 
was taken from an actual fiddle tune called "Bonaparte's Retreat."

1993 Beef Commercial 
http://wheredihearthat.blogspot.com/2011/07/hoe-down-from-rodeo.html

Rodeo
Complete Ballet
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 2012

Rodeo, ballet, written in 1942

00:00 - I. Buckaroo Holiday
08:15 - II. Corral Nocturne
11:44 - III. Ranch House Party
15:05 - IV. Saturday Night Waltz
20:08 - V. Hoe-Down

GRANADA ADV. STRINGS
1.  D MAJOR SCALE
a.  Articulations 2 separate/2 slurred and 2 slurred/2 separate
2.  RUDOLPH
3.  JINGLE BELL ROCK

INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
1.  HOLIDAY SONG:  JOLLY OLD ST NICK
a.  Reviewed fingering
b.  Practiced difficult muscle movement passages without blowing first
1) Fingers:  1-4 (B-low E)
c.  Played song without accompaniment
d.  Played song with accompaniment
2.  HOLIDAY SONG:  JINGLE BELLS
a.  Reviewed fingering
b.  Practiced difficult muscle movement passages without blowing first
1) Fingers:  3-7 (G-low C)
2)  Fingers:  4-6 (F-low D)
c.  Played song without accompaniment
d.  Played song with accompaniment

GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
1.  OPEN STRINGS
a.  7 Bow Levels UH of bow
(double stopping)
2.  JOY TO THE WORLD (by rote)
a.  Practiced the first 3 passages
1)  Practiced passage 1 then practiced passage 2 then practiced both passages together
2)  Practiced passage 3 then added it to passages 1 and 2

HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
1. CONCERT C MAJOR SCALE
a.  Articulations:  2 separate/2 slurred
b.  Strings use bow proportions
2.  NOTE READING: 
BASS and TREBLE CLEF
a.  Turned in worksheets for grading
3.  FELIZ NAVIDAD