February 16, 2022 Homework Accelerando

Great Job Today!

Thank you all for being so respectful to Miss Zoe last week!  She only had good things to say about all of you.  Next week, Miss Miranda will start conducting the orchestra.  Everyone should do some research into what a conductor does, and we will talk about it next week!  Be sure to bring a pencil every week to rehearsal so that you can write in your music.

Scales to practice:

Review G Major (2 octaves)
D Major (1 octave)
plus arpeggios!!
these scales are both in your Uni-Tunes books if you want a visual aid!
Uni-Tunes: C Major p. 11 mm. 1-24
Concert Pieces:
Concert Suite:
– review all of I. Pizzicato Party and II. Noah’s Arco (work any spots that are still tricky for you!)
– III. Suite Sweet Slurs- review mm. 1-25, learn mm. 26-end (take note of the tricky eighth note-dotted quarter note rhythm— we will talk about this together next week!)


Listen Here!

Epic: learn the whole thing from beginning to end!

Think about two characters that go along with the music- one person who is more heroic and one person who is sweeter.
We will start creating our characters together soon!

Dragon Dances

Listen Here!

Dragon Dances: practice mm. 1-59 (play along with recording)

River Shannon

Listen Here!

– listen to this piece and respond to it!  Draw a picture or write a poem about what the piece makes you think of or feel
– work on mm. 1-43 (use a metronome on quarter note = 84 to practice counting through all the long notes)
-play along with the recording!

Theory homework
Accelerando A:

Violin – Note Names Review 3

Cello – Note Names Review 3

Accelerando B: All for Strings I, pages 20-21

Accelerando C: Theory Time, 5th Grade, pages 17-18

Accelerando D: Theory Time, 6th Grade, pages 17-18

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