February 14, 2024 Homework Accelerando

Welcome Accelerando!

Practice Your E minor scale ( on the sheet I gave out)
Cellos: you all have to start doing extensions and shifting sooner than everyone else, since your instrument is lower.
Low E on Cello: C string, usually 3rd finger, but 2nd finger will take the 3rd finger spot if you are going to F# next. F# will be higher than the last tape.
Midnight Adventure:
Listen to Midnight Adventure,
Rhythms: Practice clapping the difficult rhythms first, then try on the instrument
Violins and violas: When you have the main melody, play with a strong sound, and watch out for the slurs!
Hey Fiddle Fiddle: Be ready to do all of this next week, we will be trying to speed it up!
Finlandia: Play with good sound and proper bow hold (Bent thumb for everyone)

Everyone needs UniTunes Book 1, Carol Nunez, for their Instrument! Bring to class each week.

All of your pieces are uploaded on the website.  Please print out and put in your music folder.

Midnight Adventure
Hey Fiddle Fiddle:
Country Wedding: (scroll down to audio)
Play through any parts that are technically difficult. If you are not sure what this means, check the following parts:
-anything with a dotted rhythm or tied note
-anything with accidentals (sharps, flats or naturals not part of the key signature)
-anything with slurs
-anything requiring 4th finger for violins/violas and extensions (high 2) for cello and bass
-anything with tricky rests and counting (like Midnight adventure)


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: Note Name Review 3 – Violin

Note Name Review 3 – Viola

Note Name Review 3 – Cello

Theory B: AfS I – pp 22-23

Theory C: Theory Time 5th – Lessons 17-18

Theory D: Theory Time 6th – Lessons 17-18 



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