October 11, 2023 Homework Accelerando

Welcome Accelerando!

You all are starting to make some great progress! We are ready to start running Brave Fires, Cripple Creek, and Russian Dance next week.

Practice with the metronome. Many of you now are mostly playing the rhythm right but rush. Try to be on the back side of the beat.

Brave Fires:
All Instruments

mm 26: practice for rhythm. Really important that you have your part down here, as all the instruments have different rhythms here, so you can listen as much as normal to learn it in this case

Cripple Creek: 29-37. Violins/Violas shorter articulation. Everyone watch out for the rest in mm 36

Russian Dance: 25-41 for intonation! Watch out for low 2s 1st violins!

Barcarolle: Practice all the trouble spots (e.g. accidentals, slurs with string crossings, tricky rhythms)

Particular Attention to 55-End and beginning to 37 which we will be running next week

Brave Fires:
Trepak: This is a link to the site to purchase the sheet music, but you do not need to buy it. You can listen to the audio sample by clicking”listen” in the middle of the page.
 Cripple Creek:



Theory homework: Please click on the link to download and print your homework.  Students working out of All for Strings will have their own book and it is not linked here. 

Theory A:Sharp Signs and Flat Signs

Theory B: AfS I – pp. 8-9 and 10-11

Theory C:Theory Time Fifth_7- 8

Theory D: Theory Time Sixth_7-8

Theory E: AfS II – pp. 8-9 and 10-11


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