2A: Symphony Technique

Upcoming Events
September 23: After School rehearsal: 3:45-5:15pm
September 25: Senior Parent Meetings at 5:15. Financial Aid Meeting at 6:00 in Lecture Hall 
September 30: Sectional with CSO Coaches 3:45-5:15pm
October 17: Side by Side Concert with MSO

Today's Announcements
  • 20 Email Addresses--Have your parents help you!
  • September 23, Region Excerpt No. 2
  • September 30, Tchaikovsky Test #2
    • Violin 1: mm. 105-167
    • Violin 2: Letter C to E
    • Viola: mm. 108-167
    • Cello: Letter F to H
    • Bass: Letter C to E

15 (min) Warm Up: Dactylic Exercises
  • Bowing Variation @ 120
  • #16 with slurs @ 100
  • Velocity Etude @ 100
  • #16 again, same tempo, relax
10:25  20 min: Sectional on Testing Spots
10:45  Rehearsal on Testing Spots

11:10   Perform without conductor

Students will 
  1. Breathe, move, cue, and perform together in synchrony with other musicians. 
  2. Perform accurate rhythms together within a synchronized pulse and a musically convincing tempo. 
  3. Use the same bow weight, speed, and contact point as the other members of the section to create a well-blended ensemble tone and timbre. 
  4. Finely tune one’s own notes to be in tune with other musicians.
  5. Perform the same bowings, articulations, and styles in the same part of the bow as other members of one’s section. 
  6. Use a volume that blends with the section, that balances the importance of one’s own part with respect to the parts of other sections of the ensemble, and that agrees with other players through the peaks, valleys, and points in between of all dynamics and phrasing. 
  7. Convey clear and musically expressive ideas that go beyond the notes on the page; these musical concepts include character, style, interpretation, beauty, intensity, mood, and emotion.

Past Assignments
  • Aug 26: Mendelssohn (Assignment due in GC)
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