3A/B: Chamber Technique and Orchestra

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After School Rehearsals are Dec. 4 and Dec. 10, 3:45-6PM! Mark your calendar.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, Sleigh Ride from 63 to End in Quartets


In a warm up of:
  • F Major Canon, Chords, Scales, Arpeggios and Thirds (standing) at 70 bpm 
  • Supplement: Spiccato Review 10e to 14
  • Sautille
  • Water is Wide--Vibrato Study
And in a rehearsal of:
  • Sleigh Ride (20 minutes)
  • Ding Dong Merrily (15 minutes)
  • Handel Halleluia (5 minutes)
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.
Next Class:
  • 203-207: Count through long notes and rests while sight reading
  • Chorales 1 and 2 (p.40)
Past Assignments
  • Sign In to Google Classroom and Remind by Friday, Aug. 24
  • Aug. 28, In Class Quiz: Purcell, Movt. 3 in Quartets
  •  Aug. 30, In Class Quiz: Bowing Var 5c-5e @ 120 bpm.
  • Sept 21, Record one excerpt in GC (May turn it in on Sunday if you need the extra time)
  • September 28: Unit 3 Worksheets:
  • Holiday Vid #1: 1st Violin: Sleigh Ride 29-63, 
    2nd Violin: Halleluia: F the End, 
    Violas: Halleluia B-D, 
    Cellos: Sleigh Ride 19-45, Bass Halleluia, E-F
  • Nov. 8: A Major Scale and Arpeggio at 65 bpm (Turn it in on GC Wednesday Evening)
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