FUNWORK









3/5/18, 3/28/18
Grade 4 Begin Champions, play along with the recording.
Grade 5 Begin Oye Como Va

2/12/18, 2/28/18
Grade 4  Begin Conquest, look for rhythmic and tonal patterns, and play the song.
Grade 5 Begin  Louie Louie, pay attention the the flat notes, and play a section at a time

1/8/18, 1/26/18
Grade 4 Complete Hard Rock Blues, and begin The Hey Song.
look for rhythmic and tonal patterns
 Grade 5  Begin, We Are The Champions, the song is in the same key as the recording, so you may play along with it.
We are playing the chorus of the song, and the soloist have the main melody.


12/11/17, 12/25/17
Continue this assignment over the break.
Grade 4 Practice Jingle Bells and My Dreydl
Always warm -up with long notes, and play at home.
Review all the work we have done so far. January we will begin to learn songs for the concert in May.
Grade 5 Continue to work on The Final Countdown, and begin We Are The Champions.
Review any previous work and remember to always warm up with long notes before you play a song.

10/27/17, 11/20/17
Grade 4  Essential Elements, number 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, Begin 14
Grade 5 Continue with The Final Countdown
Tip for both grades, Always warm - up with long notes, all the notes we learned, grade 4 use the mirror, then work on one exercise at a  time, or a few measures at a time. Do not play everything in one day. Do the assignment over several days. Try to play three to four days a week.

Watch the start - up video on my page under useful links.
Memorize the correct fingering of the notes, and memorize the staff letter names.

10/20/17
Grade 4 Practice the five notes. Remember to use the mirror and warm up with long notes.
Grade 5 Warm up with long notes, work on THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

10/6/17
Grade 4/5
Blow into mouthpiece to get sound, check your embouchure in the mirror.
Assemble the instrument and place mouthpiece in instrument and make long sounds.

9/29/17
Grade 4/5
Watch start up video on my webpage.
Say staff letter names three times.

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