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2nd Year String Ensemble

Teacher: Kathryn Harpainter

kathrynharpainter@questforeducationandarts.com

2nd Year Strings 4.17.17

Prepare solo's for May 9th performance:

• Minuet

Review:

• Rigaudon

• Gavotte





2nd Year Strings 4. 3.17

May 9 Tuesday (Fine Arts Festival)

(Dress Rehearsal between 8:30-11, Performance 6pm)

• Minuet (Make sure you know your parts well enough to play solo on Monday)

New Piece

• Rigaduone (please learn the notes, and rhythm)

2nd Year Strings 3. 27.17

May 9 Tuesday (Fine Arts Festival)

(Dress Rehearsal between 8:30-11, Performance 6pm)

• Minuet (Make sure you know your parts well enough to play solo on Monday)

New Piece

• Rigaduone (please learn the notes, and rhythm)

2nd Year Strings 3.20.17

• Rigaudon

o Learn the notes

o Make sure you can march and sing it

• Gavotte (new)

o Learn the notes

• Review Minuet

Performance and dress rehearsal Tuesday, May 9 (Fine Arts Festival)

2nd Year Strings 3.13.17

Review:

1. Gavotte

2. Minuet

Next week new songs

2nd year orchestra 2.27.17

Minuet

• Keep practicing the notes

• Try to memorize your part

• Careful of the low 2's

Gavotte (dance)

• Memorize

New songs this week (sight reading)

2nd Year Strings 2/13/17

Scales: F, Bb Major

• Review (A, D, G, E Major)

Minuet:

• Solo's (Extra points if you can memorize it)

Gavotte:

• Review

New songs (Next week)

2nd Year 2/6/17

- Scales:

• G, D, A, E, C (we will start with F next week, 1 flat)

- Hunter's Minuet:

• Continue learning the notes

• We will start with this next week

- Cotillion:

• Start learning the notes

Keep reviewing:

• Christmas songs and Frere Jacques

2nd Year Strings 1/30/17

- Scales

• F, Bb Major

- Minuet

• Prepare solo

- Gavotte

• Prepare solo

2nd Year Strings 1/23/17

Scales

• C, G, D, A, E, F Major

• 1, 2, 4 per bow

• Next week we will start different rhythms

Minuet:

• Continue learning the notes

Gavotte:

• Continue learning the notes (concentrate on the 2nd half of the page)

Compositions (optional homework):

• If you like, you may share a 2 measure composition in class for us to sight read together

Second year strings 1/16/17

Scales:

• C,G,D,E, F Major (1,2,4 per bow)

Hunter's Minuet

• Finish learning

Cotillion

• Work on the rhythm and notes

Gavotte

• Learn the notes

Minuet

• Learn the notes for next week

Rhythm/sight reading: Write and bring a 2 measure rhythm to class that you want to share on the board for next week.

Prepare to do solo's this week

2nd Year Strings 1/09/17

Scales:

• C, G, D, A, E, F Major

Review:

• Hunter's Minuet

• Cotillon

New Pieces: Learn the notes

• Minuette

• Gavotte

2nd Year Strings 11/28/16

Scales:

- C, G, D, A, E Major

Songs:

- Cotillon (learn the notes we will start with this next week)

- Hunter's Minuet (keep learning the notes)

Review

- Christmas songs and Frere Jaques

2nd Year 11/14/16

- Scales:

• G, D, A, E, C (we will start with F next week, 1 flat)

- Hunter's Minuet:

• Continue learning the notes

• We will start with this next week

- Cotillion:

• Start learning the notes

Keep reviewing:

• Christmas songs and Frere Jacques

2nd Year Strings 11/07/16

1) Scales (One octave, 1 and 2 per bow)

- A Major

- D Major

- G Major

- C Major

- E Major

2) Practice the songs for review (Run through periodically. Not as much practice, but keep fresh)

- O Come All Ye Faithful

- Frere Jacques

- Angels From the Realms of Glory

- Deck the Halls

3) More serious practice

- Hunter's Minuet

- Cotillon

- The First Noel

- Hark The Herald

I'm working on having us prepare for performing for some various venues before

the end of the semester. So, keep reviewing old songs and practice the new songs.

2nd Year Strings 10/31

1) Scales (One octave, 1 and 2 per bow)

- A Major

- D Major

- G Major

- C Major

Next Week, E Major

2) Practice the songs for review

- O Come All Ye Faithful

- Frere Jacques

- Deck the Halls

- Angels From the Realms of Glory

- The First Noel

- Hark The Herald

There Will Be New Songs Next Week

10/2416

2nd Year Orchestra

Scales

o G, D, A, and C Major

o 1, 2, 4 per bow

o New bowing pattern: Slur two notes, up, down, Slur two notes, down

up

Review

o Frere Jacques

o Angels from the Realms of Glory

o O Come All Ye Faithful

New Songs

o The First Noel

o Hark the Herald

Remember to play on the tapes with the correct bowings

2nd Year Strings 10/17

Scales

• A Major, D Major, G Major, and C Major

Prepare for the Fall Galla

• Deck the Halls

• Frere Jacques

• Angels from the Realms of Glory

Things to Practice:

• Work on bowings

• Make sure you are on the tape (in tune)

2nd Year Strings 10/10/16


Scales: (one per bow, 2 per bow)
• A Major, D Major, G Major, C Major


Songs: (Fix bowings and rhythm)
• Deck the Halls (Perfect)
• O Come all ye faithful (Perfect)
• Frere Jacques
• Angels from the realms of glory

2nd Year Strings 10/03

1) Scales (One octave, 1 and 2 per bow)

- A Major

- D Major

- G Major

*C Major (10/10, don't forget the low 2nd finger on D string and A string)

2) Practice the songs

- O Come All Ye Faithful (Make Perfect for next week: You will be asked to

play solo for the class)

• Fix bowing (Watch out for Slures)

• Low 2nd Finger

• Rhythm

-Frere Jacques (Make perfect: Solo for the class)

• Bowings

• Keep fingers on the tapes

- Deck the Halls

- Angels From the Realms of Glory

2nd Year Strings 9/26:

Practice for next week:

o Make "O Come, All Ye Faithful" perfect (I might ask everyone to play solo for class)

o Keep practicing the other 3 songs (Deck the Halls, Angels from the Realms, Frere Jaques)

o Prepare A Major Scale

September 11, 2016

2nd Year Strings (Class notes)

  • Practice all three songs (10-15 minutes each day)

1) Angels From the Realms of Glory

2) Deck the Halls

3) O Come, All Ye Faithful

  •  Scales
  •  G Major
  •  Sit at the tips of Chairs
  •  Bows together
  •  Follow the Leader