September 1, 2021 Homework Arioso

Great rehearsal today! Sectionals next week!


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

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

MPA Music – this music will be for our concert in February!

Ariosti/Clark – Vespasian Overture
Listen to the recording with your part in hand!
Practice your rhythms with a metronome.


Tchaikovsky/Meyer – Serenade for Strings
Practice mm. 1-43 aiming for a “gossamer” sound. Think of fairies, dry ice, fog in Scotland!
How is this achieved musically?
– fast bows
– light pressure
– lots of vibrato!
– sensitivity to sound
Practice mm. 1-45 with metronome at 60.

Outside 1st violins: Work on your fingering in mm. 97-116.

NEW: Learn mm. 46 to 92
Pizzacato: Practice making it the pizzicato mover horizontally rather than vertically!


Soon Hee Newbold – Perseus
Listen a lot with your part in hand! (click above for recording)
Review mm. 1-70 well.
Practice mm. 1-57 with a metronome at 70 for the dotted quarter note. (Subdivide in you head: 1-2-3-4-5-6.)
NEW: Learn mm. 71-100 – Outside 1st violinists, practice the upper octave in mm. 92-96.



Theory homework:
Arioso A: All for Strings Theory Workbook 2, off week
Arioso B: Theory Time MS HS 1B, off week
Arioso C: Theory Time MS HS 2B, off week
Arioso D: Theory Time MS HS 3A, off week
Arioso E: Theory Time MS HS 3B, off week

Arioso H: Theory Time MS HS 5A, off week


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