3A/B: Chamber Technique and Orchestra

  • Pick Up Dresses and T-shirts
  • The following people need to turn in forms/fees: Anna Brennan, Ethan Butler, Julie Wulff, Jakson Coatsworth, Emma Hales, Markayla Miller, Anais Robledo, Esmee Throckmorton
  • Snap Raise Update
  • Sept 28, Record second excerpt in GC (May turn it in on Sunday if you need the extra time)
  • October 4-5, Mock Auditions
  • October 6 (SATURDAY) Region Auditions at Ft. Dorchester HS

In a warm up of:
  • G Major Canon, Chords, Scales, Arpeggios and Thirds (standing)
    • Scale Test
  • 19 Tetrachord Etude: In Tune with good Left Hand Position
  • 21 Trills
And in a rehearsal of:
  • Supplement: Spiccato 8th notes
  • Posthorn Serenade
  • Purcell, Abdelazer Suite, Movt. 1 
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
  • Thursday, 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)
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