March 31, 2021 Homework Arioso

Terrific job on sectionals today!

Here are the new Arioso seating charts for the new music! Be sure to check both since we are moving many of you around.


G, A, D, C – 3 octaves for violin
Ab, Bb, Eb, E, F – 2 octaves for violin

C, D, F, G – 3 octaves for viola/cello
Eb, E, Ab, A, Bb – 2 octaves for viola/cello

*Make sure to bring your Habits of a Successful String Musician book every week!*

Homework for this week:
Click the titles below to listen!

*NEW from Mrs. Foltz this week (3/31/21):
1) Practice measures and/or items mentioned or worked in sectionals.
2) Incorporate those refined spots into larger sections.
3) Practice for continuity with goals to play from point A to point B in tempo and without stopping. Practice transitions, going from section to section with fluidity.
4) Record yourself as is possible, then listen to the recording while following your part. Make note of positive results and of items to be worked. Then make a plan for practicing those items.

Menken/Kazik – Music from Walt Disney Pictures’ Enchanted
Here is the YouTube clip “That’s How You Know” that we talked about having you watch! Enjoy!
Focus on mm. 42-64
Review all.


Soon Hee Newbold – Orion and the Scorpion
Good work on mm. 1-116 last week. Listen to the recording and say your rhythms aloud to yourself while you follow the music.
*Consider putting the metronome on and counting your music aloud (rather than playing it). There are some very tricky rhythms. Try to understand them and play them well!
NEW: Learn mm. 117 to 191


Borodin/Monday – Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 4
Review and work spots mm. 1-101
Practice mm. 101-end (a lot of this will already be familiar)

Mind the dynamics 🙂 Practice for dynamics.


Williams/Custer – John Williams Trilogy
Review mm. 93 to end (“Raider’s March”). Learn these measures really well!
Great work on the sixteenth notes at the end!
Cellos: Practice carefully with a metronome for rhythms when you play on the “and” of 3. Listen carefully to the recording with your music in front of you so you can understand how your notes fit into the great texture.

NEW! Learn mm. 78 to 92 (“Theme from Jurassic Park”).

Since the recording above cuts out and doesn’t include the entire piece, here is a YouTube video that does include the whole piece:
Junior Orchestra of Montreal


Theory homework:
Arioso A: off week
Arioso Boff week
Arioso C: off week
Arioso D: off week


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