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November 29, 2018 | Challenge

Week 8 Challenge

Hi everyone!

Our Week 8 Challenge is posted below:

If you want to be in the Intermediate Orchestra next year, I will need you to send me a video of you playing the melody part of Brandenburg Concerto on p.22 by the end of the year.  Let me know if you have any questions or need any help!

Week 8 Review

Hi everyone!

If you missed the rehearsal this week, we learned about how to change the volume of our music, aka dynamics.  More in the video below:

We then worked on all of our concert pieces, which are as follows:

  • Hot Cross Buns (p. 7, #13)
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (p. 11, #32)
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb (p. 15, #52) –learn both parts!
  • Ode to Joy (p. 17, #67) –learn both parts!
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down (p. 19, #81) –learn both parts!
  • First Christmas March

Be sure to practice these songs–our concert is only 9 days away!

 

November 15, 2018 | Challenge

Week 7 Challenge

Hi everyone!

Below is our Week 7 Challenge Video:

Work on the First Christmas March, and send me a video of you playing!  I can send a video back giving you feedback and help you if you are having problems.  Send your videos to lisa@orchestraacademy.co.  Don’t forget that we don’t have orchestra next week!  We will start up again on Monday, November 26th.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Week 7 Review

Hi everyone!

Below is our Week 7 Review Video:

The concert pieces are as follows:

  • Hot Cross Buns (p. 7, #13)
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (p. 11, #32)
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb (p. 15, #52)
    • 1st time: Violins and Violas melody, Cellos and Basses accompaniment
    • 2nd time: Cellos and Basses melody, Violins and Violas Accompaniment
  • Ode to Joy (p. 17, #67)
    • 1st time: Violins melody, Violas, Cellos, and Basses accompaniment
    • 2nd time: Violas, Cellos, and Basses on variation (#68), Violins accompaniment
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down (p. 19, #81)
    • 1st time: everyone melody
    • 2nd time: Violins melody, everyone else accompaniment
    • 3rd time: Violas melody, everyone else accompaniment
    • 4th time: Cellos melody, everyone else accompaniment
    • 5th time: Basses melody, everyone else accompaniment
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (p. 22)
    • 1st Violins: Melody
    • 2nd Violins: Accompaniment
    • Violas: Melody
    • Cellos: Accompaniment
    • Basses: Accompaniment
  • First Christmas March

Make sure you are practicing these songs so that we will be ready for our concert!

November 9, 2018 | Challenge

Week 6 Challenge

Hi everyone!

Below is the video for our Week 6 Challenge.  This week we learned D, E, and F# on the staff–your challenge is to start learning G and A as well.  With just these 5 notes we will be able to play so many more songs!  Also, make sure you are still practicing the beginning of First Christmas March.  See you Monday!

November 7, 2018 | Review

Week 6 Review

Hi everyone!

Below is my review video for week 6–this week we worked really hard on reading D, E, and F# on the clef. I also handed out a new piece this week! If you had to miss rehearsal this week, I will give you your copy next Monday. Make sure you practice!

November 2, 2018 | Challenge

Week 5 Challenge

Hi everyone!

This week, my challenge is to learn all of the songs on page 15.

These songs aren’t very hard to play–they all only have D, E, and F#–but they are on the staff so they may be hard to read.  I have uploaded videos of me playing the songs on all of the instruments to help you practice.  Be sure to practice a lot this weekend!  See you Monday!

 Violin:

Viola:

Cello:

Bass: