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Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra 4.19.17

Prepare for the Fine Arts Festival:

• La Paloma Tango

• Hungarian Dance

Review:

• Musical Clock





Chamber Orchestra 3.5.17

Fine Arts Festival

• Dress Rehearsal: May 9, 8am-11:30 (I'll have a more specific time later)

• Performance: May 9, 6pm

Tango:

• Practice doing the bowing as written. Save the bow.

• Make sure the triplets are even

Clock:

• Keep learning the notes

Review

• Progressive Duo

• Hungarian Dance

Here's the link for the music.

https://www.8notes.com/violin_duet/sheet_music/

Chamber Orchestra 3.29.17

May 9 Tuesday (Fine Arts Festival)

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

Hungarian Dance

• Review

Progressive Duo

• Review

Tango

• Learn the notes

• Make sure you understand the new triplet rhythm

Beethoven Clock

• Learn the notes

• Violin 2 (Colin, Sarah, Nathaniel, Maria)

• Violin 1 (Josh, Xander, Sophia)

Chamber Orchestra 3.22.17

Hungarian Dance

• Review

Progressive Duo

• Review

Tango

• Learn the notes

• Make sure you understand the new triplet rhythm

Beethoven Clock

• Learn the notes

• Violin 2 (Colin, Sarah, Nathaniel, Maria)

• Violin 1 (Josh, Xander, Sophia)

Chamber Orchestra 3/15/17

Hungarian Dance:

• Review what we talked about with syncopated rhythm

• Don't forget to use 4th finger to avoid string crossings

• Check your bowings that we talked about during class

• Remember to look at the music while you are playing (it keeps you from

getting lost, helps your bowing, and reminds you of mistakes you need to be

careful not to do.)

Progressive Duo

• Review the notes

Tango

• Make sure you understand the new triplet rhythm

Chamber Orchestra 3.1.17

Just a friendly reminder to practice your orchestra manners every time you are in class. It makes it easier for everyone to have fun and learn more.

Please come to class with your music organized and don't forget it at home.

Otherwise you will not get any points for participating.

Progressive duo:

• Solo's

• Make sure you are playing with your wrists down, and tips of fingers (it makes the sound better and helps you play on the note correctly)

• Fix your bowings

Hungarian Dance:

• Review (Great job this week)

• Start speeding the tempo up (quarternote = 80-100)

Chamber Orchestra 2/8/17

Hungarian Dance:

• Review what we talked about with syncopated rhythm

• Don't forget to use 4th finger to avoid string crossings

• Check your bowings that we talked about during class

• Remember to look at the music while you are playing (it keeps you from getting lost, helps your bowing, and reminds you of mistakes you need to be careful not to do.)

• Next week I might require solo's

Progressive Duo: SOLO'S NEXT WEEK (Page 1 and 2)

• Violin 1 will focus on this before the other's show up so be prepared to play all of the material

• Make sure your bowings are correct

Dancla:

• Keep working on the notes

Next Performance:

March 17th, 2017 @ 2pm

Friendship Villas @ Orange Grove & La Cholla

Chamber Orchestra 2/1/17

Save the day:

March 17th, 2017 @ 2pm

Friendship Villas @ Orange Grove & La Cholla

Review:

• Hungarian Dance (Get it faster)

• Ode to Joy

Progressive Duo:

• Finish learning the notes (prepare whole two pages for next week)

Chamber Orchestra 1/25/17

Hungarian Dance:

• Review what we talked about with syncopated rhythm

• Don't forget to use 4th finger to avoid string crossings

• Check your bowings that we talked about during class

• Remember to look at the music while you are playing (it keeps you from getting lost, helps your bowing, and reminds you of mistakes you need to be careful not to do.)

• Next week I might require solo's

Progressive Duo:

• Violin 1 will focus on this before the other's show up so be prepared to play all of the material

Dancla:

• Keep working on the notes

Chamber Orchestra 1.18.17

Scales:

• C, G,D,A,E, F Major

• We might start doing two octaves next week

Rhythm:

• Write a couple of 2 measure rhythms to share on the board for class during the rhythm competition

Hungarian Dance:

• Be prepared for solos

• Make sure you can play the whole piece

• We are going to focus on this one next week

Progressive duo:

• Learn the notes

• Work with a metronome and make sure that even if you mess up you can keep going

Dancla:

• Keep learning the notes

Ode to Joy:

• Review and make sure you don't forget it.

• Do the bowings that are on the page

Chamber Orchestra 01.11.17

Scales: C, G, D, A, E, F Major

Review:

• Ode to Joy

New Songs:

• Hungarian Dance

• Progressive Duet

• Dancla Duet (Andante Grazioso)

Here's the link for the Dancla Duet if you need it.

http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/4/4e/IMSLP105673-

PMLP215634-Dancla_-_3_Duos_Op.15_Vn1Pt.pdf

http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/7/7f/IMSLP105674-PMLP215634-

Dancla_-_3_Duos_Op.15_Vn2Pt.pdf

Chamber Orchestra 12/7/16

• Joy to the violinists: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Symphony no. 9 (ode to joy)

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Rudolph: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 130)

• Sound of Sleet (Solo next week, metronome quarter note = 100)

• Here We Come a Wassailing (solo next week, metronome quarter note = 83 )

• Christmas Da' A Morning: Learn the notes (Solo's this week)

• A Mighty Fortress Is Our God: Learn the notes (solo's this week)

• Conducting 4/4 (down, left, right, up), 2/4 (makes a backwards J shape)

Chamber Orchestra 11/30/16

-Scales: C,G,D,A,E Major

- Joy to the Violinists

• Work with a metronome.

• Clean up the rhythm m. 8 - end

- Review

• Rudolph

• Ode to Joy

- Sound of Sleet

• Start speeding up

- Wassailing

• Start speeding up

New material next week (TBD: to be decided)

Chamber Orchestra 11/16/16

CONTINUE WORKING ON ORCHESTRA MANNERS

Sound of Sleat:

• Solos

• Practice slow then speed up

Here We Come a Wassailing:

• Solos

• Practice slow then speed up

Joy to the violinists:

• Solos (with a metronome)

Continue reviewing Rudolph and Ode to Joy

Chamber Orchestra 11/9/16

Orchestra Etiquette (Manners)

• No talking, playing, or practicing during class (it makes it easier for everyone to follow directions and saves time)

• Be prepared (practice at home, have your music organized, bring a pencil)

• Write instructions in your part (just like taking notes in class)

• No tapping your foot when playing in orchestra (it distracts the other players and the audience during the performances)

• Follow the conductor and the principal

• Raise your hand for questions

How to practice:

There are three questions you should ask yourself every time you play something.

• Was the bowing correct?

• Was it in tune?

• Was the rhythm right?

Keep practicing: (Use a metronome)

• Joy to the violinists: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Symphony no. 9 (ode to joy)

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Rudolph: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 130)

• Sound of Sleet (Solo next week, metronome quarter note = 100)

• Here We Come a Wassailing (solo next week, metronome quarter note = 83 )

• Conducting 4/4 (down, left, right, up), 2/4 (makes a backwards J shape)

Chamber Orchestra 11/2/16

Orchestra Etiquette (Manners)

• No talking, playing, or practicing during class (it makes it easier for everyone

to follow directions and saves time)

• Be prepared (practice at home, have your music organized, bring a pencil)

• Write instructions in your part (just like taking notes in class)

• No tapping your foot when playing in orchestra (it distracts the other players

and the audience during the performances)

• Follow the conductor and the principal

• Raise your hand for questions

How to practice:

There are three questions you should ask yourself every time you play something.

• Was the bowing correct?

• Was it in tune?

• Was the rhythm right?

Keep practicing: (Use a metronome)

• Joy to the violinists: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Symphony no. 9 (ode to joy)

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Rudolph: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 130)

• Sound of Sleet (Solo next week, metronome quarter note = 100)

• Here We Come a Wassailing (solo next week, metronome quarter note = 83 )

• Conducting 4/4 (down, left, right, up), 2/4 (makes a backwards J shape)

Chamber Orchestra 10/26/16

Orchestra Etiquette (Manners)

• No talking, playing, or practicing during class (it makes it easier for everyone

to follow directions and saves time)

• Be prepared (practice at home, have your music organized, bring a pencil)

• Write instructions in your part (just like taking notes in class)

• No tapping your foot when playing in orchestra (it distracts the other players

and the audience during the performances)

• Follow the conductor and the principal

• Raise your hand for questions

How to practice:

There are three questions you should ask yourself every time you play something.

• Was the bowing correct?

• Was it in tune?

• Was the rhythm right?

Keep practicing: (Use a metronome)

• Joy to the violinists: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Symphony no. 9 (ode to joy)

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Rudolph: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 130)

• Sound of Sleet

• Here We Come a Wassailing

• Conducting 4/4 (down, left, right, up), 2/4 (makes a backwards J shape)

Chamber Orchestra 10/19/16

Orchestra Etiquette (Manners)

• No talking, playing, or practicing during class (it makes it easier for everyone

to follow directions and saves time)

• Be prepared (practice at home, have your music organized, bring a pencil)

• Write instructions in your part (just like taking notes in class)

• No tapping your foot when playing in orchestra (it distracts the other players

and the audience during the performances)

• Follow the conductor and the principal

• Raise your hand for questions

How to practice:

There are three questions you should ask yourself every time you play something.

• Was the bowing correct?

• Was it in tune?

• Was the rhythm right?

Keep practicing: (Use a metronome)

• Joy to the violinists: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Symphony no. 9 (ode to joy)

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 100)

• Rudolph: You will be asked to play solo

(Metronome marking: Quarter note = 130)

• Conducting 4/4 (down, left, right, up), 2/4 (makes a backwards J shape)

Next week we will have some new songs to do.

Chamber Orchestra 10/12/16

Great job today in class! Keep practicing orchestra manners and your music. The

manner's list will probably grow as we keep going through the class. These rules

apply for any orchestra you ever play in.

Orchestra Etiquette (Manners)

• No talking, playing, or practicing during class (it makes it easier for everyone

to follow directions and saves time)

• Be prepared (practice at home, have your music organized, bring a pencil)

• Write instructions in your part (just like taking notes in class)

• No tapping your foot when playing in orchestra (it distracts the other players

and the audience during the performances)

• Follow the conductor and the principal

• Raise your hand for questions

How to practice:

There are three questions you should ask yourself every time you play something.

• Was the bowing correct?

• Was it in tune?

• Was the rhythm right?

Keep practicing:

• Joy to the violinists

• Symphony no. 9 (ode to joy)

• Rudolph

• Conducting 4/4 (down, in, out, up)

Chamber Orchestra 10/05

Scales (1, 2, 4 per bow)

• A Major

• D Major

• G Major

Symphony 9 (Ode to Joy)

• Practice part with no slurs

• Make sure the bowings are right

Joy to the Violinists

• Practice the bowings

• Make sure to count

Rudolph the Red Nose

• Practice bowings

• Don't rush (practice with a metronome)

• Practice both parts (violin 1 and 2)

Chamber Orchestra 9/28   

Assignment:

o   Keep practicing Symphony No. 9

o   Learn the notes for "Joy to the Violinists" and "Rudolph" (learn both parts for Rudolph)

o   Practice your A Major 2 octave scale for next week (3#'s)

Reminder:

o   Be prepared to play your individual parts. We will be doing a lot of small section work

o   I'll try to have a finalized seating chart by the end of next week

o   Please put your music in a black three ring folder separate from your other music so you don't have to look for it.