CONCERT PLANNING BEGINS


March 29, 2017
PARENT NOTES

1. Session 3 Fees are past due as of March 21st. Be sure to pay Yogita this week
2. Parents received a reminder e-mail this week about missed private lessons- please review and follow this policy to avoid unnecessary missed lesson costs.
3. ALL parents are expected to assist your child in maintaining regular practice and filling in the practice log. Your diligence and consistency promote good habits and success.
4. BOWS must be as carefully handled as instruments. It is not normal for the Hair to break-Please loosen hair after each practice session, and handle gently- THANK YOU





IMPORTANT MATT DATES: 
  1. April 29  Next ROSE /ROSE BUD concert  Ticket order April 18 deadline
  2. June 7 Dress rehearsal  5 pm 
  3. June 13:  Final Concert  (4:30 arrival 6pm concert).
  4. June 21:  Year End Party  4-to 6 pm

                                             ________________________




HOMEWORK !!



PRACTICE  CHARTS REQUIRED FOR START OF ALL CLASSES 



  Beginners: 

THEORY WORK IS DUE !  Musical Words. HAnd in this week
                                SEE below to find your staff note names!!

 1. Music READING : AFS Review,  read, and learn well- #18 
     NEW for Homework: #20 both A and B lines, #21 and #23

 2.  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well , with correct short and long bows

                
  3 D scale- Listen for perfect tuning of notes; Check sitting /standing position, bow grip, straight bow, whole bows

  4 . Review Twinkles : Long Bows
                                           Mississippi Hot Dog- middle bow  
                                           Run Pony  full and short bows
                                           Mississippi mississippi

 
 Memorize YOUR lines and spaces, from bottom UP

Violins: 5 lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Fun.  
              4 spaces : F A C E 

Violas: 5 lines:  (FACE +G) OR Fat  American  Cats Eat  Garbage    
             4 spaces: Great Big Dogs Fight

Cellos and  Bass: 5 lines: Great Big Dogs Fight Always
                                 4 spaces: All Cows Eat Grass
                        

       


       Intermediates: 
                         Practice charts required for start of all classes 
       1. ENSEMBLES. All students now have an ensemble piece to learn,.
                          Write in your note names and learn your part well.

STUDENT CHALLENGE: We are looking for one or two well prepared  INTERMEDIATE ensembles to play in the June Concert. Work carefully on yours at home -if your ensemble is ready and would like extra time with a teacher outside of regular class, tell your parents and Ms. Currie .


       2.. REVIEW: Ave Verum by Mozart . Bars 1 to 10 Pencil in note names if needed.
              Continue to learn  notes, then add slurs for smooth and calm effect .


       3AFS Book: # 165 - A: violin 1 B: violin 2,  viola and cello 

       4Scale of G
       5Heart and Soul: NEW Bars 19 to 26. Learn well, with correct bowing. REVIEW to bar 18.                                           Practice UP BOWS after 1/8 rests , and  correct slurs! 
                                        
       6. MARCH. Pr. of Denmark -to bar #26  
              REVIEW with careful counting and military precision!   

7, Next Week - PALLADIO!  and O Canada! for CONCERT opening and closing
                                                                                

       Advanced: 
                           Practice charts required for start of class every week 

       1. O CANADA: Event Audition piece for this week- learn it to perfection!! 


       2. ENSEMBLES. All students now have an ensemble piece - learn your part well at home.


STUDENT CHALLENGE: We would like one or two ensembles to play in the June Concert- -IF they are ready. Work carefully on your part at home -if your ensemble members are well prepared, and would like extra coaching outside of class, let Ms. Currie know.

       3.. Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana by  Mascagni: NEW  opening to bar 26
                                         REVIEW: bar 20  to end.
                 Helpful tip:   it helps to know how it goes! Hear it- watch it on YOU TUBE

       4.Scale of G - TWO octaves
       5Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats, Dal Segno and Da Capo-
                            Learn to play your Melody line  with passion !!:
                 Viola bar 1- 11 Violin 2: letter B Cello :bar 24 Violin 1 letter A
          Continue perfecting rhythms -triplets, and "accidentals"  added flats or sharps 

       6.. Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte For Orchestra BALANCE :Work on special rhythmic bars in correct style and dynamic 
           Review : ALL, especially Bar 42 on: Learn "staccatos" (.) and tenutos (-)longer notes 


ENJOYMENT BUILDS WITH DEDICATION ! 
                                                   HAVE A DISCIPLINED PRACTICE WEEK!

  


HOMEWORK !!



PRACTICE  CHARTS REQUIRED FOR START OF ALL CLASSES 



  Beginners: 

THEORY WORK IS DUE !  Making words on your staff .
                                SEE below to find your staff note names!!

 1. Music READING : BOOK(AFS)Review # 5 to 9

 2.  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well 

              BOWINGS : short short long bows

                
  3 D scale- Listen for perfect tuning of notes; Check sitting /standing position, bow grip, straight bow, whole bows

  4 . Review Twinkles : Long Bows
                                           Mississippi Hot Dog- middle bow  
                                           Run Pony  full and short bows
                                           Mississippi mississippi

 
 Memorize YOUR lines and spaces, from bottom UP

Violins: 5 lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Fun.  
              4 spaces : F A C E 

Violas: 5 lines:  (FACE +G) OR Fat  American  Cats Eat  Garbage    
             4 spaces: Great Big Dogs Fight

Cellos and  Bass: 5 lines: Great Big Dogs Fight Always
                                 4 spaces: All Cows Eat Grass
                        

       


       Intermediates: 
                         Practice charts required for start of all classes 
        1. REVIEW this week Ave Verum by Mozart . Bars 1 to 10
               Learn your notes, then add your slurs for smooth and calm effect .
       2AFS Book: # 165 - A: violin 1 B: violin 2,  viola and cello 
       3Scale of G
       4Heart and Soul: REVIEW to bar 18. Practice UP BOWS after 1/8 rests and correct slurs! 
                                        
       5. MARCH. Pr. of Denmark -to bar #26  
              REVIEW with careful counting and military precision!                                                                                   

       Advanced: 
                       Practice charts required for start of class every week 
       1. Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana by  Mascagni: 
                   Bars 1 to 11. Violin 1 COUNTING is demanding!  MUCH practice required on this.                       REVIEW: bar 20  to end.
                   LISTEN to this beautiful and famous piece on YOU TUBE

       2.Scale of G - TWO octaves
       3. Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats, Dal Segno and Da Capo-
                            Learn to play your Melody line  with passion !!:
                 Viola bar 1- 11 Violin 2: letter B Cello :bar 24 Violin 1 letter A
          Continue perfecting rhythms -triplets, and "accidentals"  added flats or sharps 

       4. Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte For Orchestra BALANCE :Work on special rhythmic bars in correct style and dynamic 
           Review : ALL, especially Bar 42 on: Learn "staccatos" (.) and tenutos (-)longer notes 
                
                                                
   
ENGAGE you HEART and SOUL with MUSIC!!

     “Music is the universal language of mankind.” 


       2.Scale of G - TWO octaves
       3. Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats, Dal Segno and Da Capo-
                            Learn to play your Melody line  with passion !!:
                 Viola bar 1- 11 Violin 2: letter B Cello :bar 24 Violin 1 letter A
          Continue perfecting rhythms -triplets, and "accidentals"  added flats or sharps 

       4. Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte For Orchestra BALANCE :Work on special rhythmic bars in correct style and dynamic 
           Review : ALL, especially Bar 42 on: Learn "staccatos" (.) and tenutos (-)longer notes 
                
                                                
   
Enjoyment builds with dedication and achievement!  Have a great week!

     “Music is the universal language of mankind.” 


A SPECIAL VISIT FOR BEGINNERS

22 March 17

Reminder : SOME Session 3 Fees are past due. 


A Glimpse of the visit by Regional Counsellor Martin Medeiros to the
Beginner's Class

Thanks to all Parents who helped provide refreshments YUM!







IMPORTANT MATT DATES: 
  1. April 29  Next ROSE /ROSE BUD concert  Ticket order April 18 deadline
  2. June 7 Dress rehearsal  5 pm 
  3. June 13:  Final Concert  (4:30 arrival 6pm concert).
  4. June 21:  Year End Party  4-to 6 pm

                                             ________________________




HOMEWORK !!



PRACTICE  CHARTS REQUIRED FOR START OF ALL CLASSES 



  Beginners: 

THEORY WORK IS DUE !  Making words on your staff .
                                SEE below to find your staff note names!!

 1. Music READING : BOOK(AFS)Review # 5 to 9

 2.  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well 

              BOWINGS : short short long bows

                
  3 D scale- Listen for perfect tuning of notes; Check sitting /standing position, bow grip, straight bow, whole bows

  4 . Review Twinkles : Long Bows
                                           Mississippi Hot Dog- middle bow  
                                           Run Pony  full and short bows
                                           Mississippi mississippi

 
 Memorize YOUR lines and spaces, from bottom UP

Violins: 5 lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Fun.  
              4 spaces : F A C E 

Violas: 5 lines:  (FACE +G) OR Fat  American  Cats Eat  Garbage    
             4 spaces: Great Big Dogs Fight

Cellos and  Bass: 5 lines: Great Big Dogs Fight Always
                                 4 spaces: All Cows Eat Grass
                        
       

       Intermediates: 
                         Practice charts required for start of all classes 
        1. REVIEW this week Ave Verum by Mozart . Bars 1 to 10
               Learn your notes, then add your slurs for smooth and calm effect .
       2AFS Book: # 165 - A: violin 1 B: violin 2,  viola and cello 
       3Scale of G
       4Heart and Soul: REVIEW to bar 18. Practice UP BOWS after 1/8 rests and correct slurs! 
                                        
       5. MARCH. Pr. of Denmark -to bar #26  
              REVIEW with careful counting and military precision!                                                                                   

       Advanced: 
                       Practice charts required for start of class every week 
       1. Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana by  Mascagni: 
                   Bars 1 to 11. Violin 1 COUNTING is demanding!  MUCH practice required on this.                       REVIEW: bar 20  to end.
                   LISTEN to this beautiful and famous piece on YOU TUBE

       2.Scale of G - TWO octaves
       3. Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats, Dal Segno and Da Capo-
                            Learn to play your Melody line  with passion !!:
                 Viola bar 1- 11 Violin 2: letter B Cello :bar 24 Violin 1 letter A
          Continue perfecting rhythms -triplets, and "accidentals"  added flats or sharps 

       4. Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte For Orchestra BALANCE :Work on special rhythmic bars in correct style and dynamic 
           Review : ALL, especially Bar 42 on: Learn "staccatos" (.) and tenutos (-)longer notes 
                
                                                
   
ENGAGE you HEART and SOUL with MUSIC!!

     “Music is the universal language of mankind.”