September 22, 2021 Homework Arioso

Nice job on Ariosti and Perseus today!


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 a metronome at 60.

Practice mm. 46 to 133 with a metronome at 120.

NEW: Start working on mm. 134 to the end! We will start working on this next week too!


Soon Hee Newbold – Perseus
Listen a lot with your part in hand! (click above for recording)
You should now be able to play ALL of the notes in the piece!
This week’s focus: Practice mm. 101-159, as we did today in class.
Listen to this YouTube recording, and move the recording to the 4:00 mark. Try to count the time signatures with the recording as we did in class!
Also, check your notes in mm. 160 to the end. We will practice this transition next week.



Theory homework:
Arioso A: All for Strings Theory Workbook 2, pp. 4-5
Arioso B: Theory Time MS HS 1B, Lesson 6 and Lesson 7
Arioso C: Theory Time MS HS 2B, Lesson 4
Arioso D: Theory Time MS HS 3A, Lessons 3-4
Arioso E: Theory Time MS HS 3B, Lesson 3 and Lesson 4

Arioso H: Theory Time MS HS 5A, Lessons 3-4


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