This week we begin our GIFT GIVING of the SEASON, with our MATT concerts. starting at the Rose Theatre this Saturday night.
Advanced students play during Intermission of the Rose Orchestra
"Christmas Music Box" concert. Discounts with special "Friends 50" code for friends of the Orchestra-that's us!
3. MUSIC AT THE TOWERS CONFIRMED IMPORTANT DATES :
2. Sat. Dec 3: Advanced Students perform at Rose Theatre. Arrival time 7pm.All details posted below in blue.
4.Tues./Wed. Dec. 6 /7 Session 2 Fees Pay Date: $50/70/75
5.Tues./Wed. Dec. 6 /7 T-shirt pick up day
6. Fri. Dec. 9th Concert :ALL students perform.Shoppers World Mall arrive 7pm - 8:30
7. Fri Dec 16th: Carolling at the Towers: arrive 4:459. DEC 20 and DEC 21. Last class before MATT Winter Break
8 December 19 week: NO Private or Theory LESSONS will be held the last week before holidays.
10. JAN. 10th Classes and lessons Start 2017 with WEEK 2 THEORY and LESSONS.
DETAILS for Dec 3 concert.Our students will receive free tickets for the Rose Orchestra Dec 3rd “Music box” concert, and will be chaperoned throughout the evening by two of our parents, Susan Dal Dosso and Farrah Merrick.
ARRIVAL TIME: Rose Theater by 7pm, to perform carols before the concert. They will be seated in the audience for the first half . At Intermission they perform in the Rotunda. They then watch the second half of the concert which will end between 10 and 10:30 .
Here are the details
DRESS: New tops/ dress shirts with colorful or black skirts/pants, dress shoes
BRING: instruments and red carol folder
MUSIC : All music on program below must be hole-punched and placed in order in the red carol folder.
STANDS: ? No stands are required.
7:25 CAROLS: 1.Good King Wenceslas
2. Silent Night
3. Jolly Old St Nicholas.
4. Carol of the Bells from 3 Xmas Pieces (to be played again later)
5. We wish you a Merry Christmas (to be played again later)
6. Angels we have heard on high
7. Jingle Bells
8. Joy to the World
9. Deck the Halls
1. Pachelbel Canon
2. Christmas Pieces: We wish you
Carol of the Bells
3. Canadian Ballad
4. Harvest Home
5 Angels we have heard on high #5 from carol book
HAVE FUN SHARING THIS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!!
You will LOOK and SOUND beautiful!
HOMEWORK this week:
REVIEW 1. perfect bow hold (RH on chart)
Bow exercises: 2."elevator"- Coin/eraser "Windshield wiper" 3 "Monkey crawl".
BOWING - STEPS for good sound: LIft bow over string, "touch down" flat bow hair. Relax arm weight onto hand, feel the "grab", then PULL four strokes on each open string.
STRING CYCLE: .MISSISSIPPI HOT DOG: SHORT SHORT SHORT SHORT LONG LONG : HOW 2 Pull four short strokes, THEN 2 LONG in the middle of the bow on each string lowest to the highest string and back to the lowest.
OPEN -1 .STRING CYCLE: Play 4 x open then 4x 1 on each string. Listen for correct tuning and fix as needed Listen and fix- for tuned notes
NEW THIS WEEK.
1.Continue: ALLTWINKLE LINES: 1, 2 and 3
Use the sheet handed out to review lines. Practice many times with smooth and clear sound
2.D SCALE. D E F# G A B C# D and down again!
on the D string.D E F# G on the A string A B C#D
Coming back down the scale from high D, remove one finger at a time (cellos use fingers 1 3 and 4), then after A place ALL fingers on the D and take them off one at a time. LISTEN carefully and fix to get right sounds.
TAKE THE CHANCE TO practice lots, with careful attention to details
FOR YOUR first ever MATT concert NEXT WEEK!!
INTERMEDIATES Week 1 lessons and Theory this week-
CHARTS TO BE BROUGHT TO CLASS- PRACTICE 5 DAYS- AT LEAST 30 MIN PER DAY! If you consistently don't have a chart,YOU will not play in the class!
Practice at least FIVE days a week.
Practice scales : G and scale of D
1. AFS book CONCERT TRIO #126 for December concert Learn YOUR assigned part A B or C# with the repeats, first and second ending and Da Capo. First ending is only played ONCE in the song- the first time through!
Simone and Reagan: play Line A with Simone, Nathan and Jonathan. Aaron and Jeremiah, Jordan and Rashad, Julia and Aswin play Line B. All violas and Cellos play Line C
2.. Sahara Crossing - Review through the piece counting all rests and playing in order with SIGN, Repeats and jumping to CODA:From beginning,play to BAR 63, then go back to BAR 27 S(SIGN) . Play to BAR 40 , (to CODA) then jump to BAR 64 , (CODA) to end .
Play through a few times beginning to end!
Review the following: : Bar 52 rhythm, learn to bar 61
Bar 64 to the end
Bar 68 PIZZICATO
Bar 43- two strings at once
Use your practice time to work hard and perfect all parts of your music!
ADVANCED Week 2 lessons this week- take your difficult passages to your lesson and make sure your teacher helps you learn them !!
CHARTS TO BE BROUGHT TO CLASS- PRACTICE 5 DAYS AT LEAST 40 MIN PER DAY! If you consistently don't have a chart you will not play in the class!
VIOLIN TRIO for MALL CONCERT- will be rehearsed this week. Learn your part at home .
Practice carefully FOR ROSE THEATRE CONCERT:
Check all counting as you play through and fix every piece a few times each.
1. Three Christmas Pieces- short light fluffy notes when not playing melody
work on your solo parts where you have the tune- make it sound beautiful!
2. Harvest Home:Review all parts and work to perfect them violas practice Bars 17 to 20 Violin1: last three bars.
3. Canon: Review all -perfect each bar with correct dynamics and tuning
VIOLAS: Practice pizz notes for clear sound .
Cellos: in TUNE notes- smooth and beautiful tuning. especially B and F3 in bar 1
Violins: review and perfect all passages for clear beautiful sounds.
4.Canadian Ballad: Review : notes /rhythms /dynamics/bowings carefully.
With your careful practice and preparation,you are going to be great!!!!!