March 2, 2022 Homework Accelerando

Great Job Today!

Great job yesterday, everyone!  We had a really fun, upbeat, productive rehearsal. Keep up the good work!

Scales to practice:

Review G Major (2 octaves)
D Major (1 octave)
…….plus arpeggios!!
**Next week we will start working through the C Major Scale
these scales are both in your Uni-Tunes books if you want a visual aid!
Uni-Tunes: C Major p. 11
mm. 1-32 (make sure your F naturals are sour and stinky!)
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- Practice the whole piece and listen to the recording! (take note of the tricky eighth note-dotted quarter note rhythm— we will talk about this together next week!)


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practice the whole piece!  Continue to think about our two contrasting, musical characters.  Pay special attention to dynamics this week. (staccato v. legato, accented v. non-accented)

Dragon Dances

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Practice all!! Review in-depth any measures that are still tricky for you, and play along with the recording

River Shannon

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– 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 the ENTIRE piece (use a metronome on quarter note = 84 to practice counting through all the long notes)
-Listen to the recording a LOT and get familiar with it!
-play along with the recording!

Theory homework

Accelerando A: Generic Intervals

Accelerando B: All for Strings I, pp. 22 – 23

Accelerando C: Theory Time 5th, pp. 19-20

Accelerando D: Theory Time, 6th pp 19-20

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