Concert week!

Hello Everyone!  It’s concert week!

Make sure to spend plenty of time with your beloved long tones and your tuner.  Check those key signatures, and polish any tricky measures.

You can continue in your EE book from #160 – #170, but if you have not finished #150 – 160, please feel free to use this week as review for those songs.

See you on Tuesday and Wednesday with your instrument and music.

Here we go!

Mr. Chapa

We’re almost there!

Hello Everyone,

Remember to stay consistent with your daily practice schedule.  Don’t neglect a good warmup, it’s important for making sure your embouchure is strong.

Written assignment: Be sure to send me your written assignments by this Friday to adam.chapa@saschina.org.

Practice assignments: EE book – :#150 – #160.

Happy practicing,

Mr. Chapa

 

By the way…..here is a recording of Clar

i-go-round!

Back from China Alive

Hello Everyone,

I hope you had a great time in Suzhou…I know I did.  Also, I hope you got a good rest over the weekend and have gotten back into your routines.  Be sure to stay strong during the final weeks of the school year.

Practice assignment:

Fix any errors we find in class.  Master them.

#1. Furioso – listen to the recording many times and play along with the recording.

#2. Latin Fiesta – Play this one along with the recording as well.

EE book – #140 – #150.

This should keep you busy and growing during this week.

See you soon,

Mr. Chapa

Recordings of potential concert songs

Listen to recordings of Furioso, Linus and Lucy, and Latin fiesta many times so that you can really understand how the parts fit together.

 

Week #13

Hi Everyone,

We’ve been tackling our songs lately!  We are starting to sound reeeeaaaaallllly good.  If there are any spots that you are feeling unsure about, make sure you take the time to practice them slowly and to master them.  During our next class we will be playing Latin Fiesta and Affirmation.

Practice assignment:

Make sure Latin Fiesta and Affirmation are mastered.

EE book: #130 – #140.  Go slow and master these one at a time.

Happy practicing,

Mr. Chapa

Week #12

Hello Everyone,

Please continue soloing on Freddie Freeloader for fun and listen to the original song here for some solo ideas.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPfFhfSuUZ4

Continue perfecting our concert songs, especially Latin Fiesta and Linus and Lucy.  Start looking at affirmation as well.

For your performance assignment, please play through #120 – #130 is week.

Happy practicing,

Mr. Chapa

Week #10

Hello Everyone,

Work hard, play hard.  This wee is a school week so let’s “work hard and put in our best efforts all the way until the end of the school day on Friday.  We’re sounding better than ever and your fellow band members are becoming more smart about how they practice.  I’ve been seeing everyone circling spots in their music that they needed to master and tackling those measures at home.  It’s great.

Here are your practice assignments this week:

#105. Natural signs are included.

#107.  A new note for some of you.

#108. A pickup note with a time signature of 3/4.

#109. Just for fun.

#111.  Dotted notes.  Remember that you will move to the next note on the “de” of the beat.  The upbeat, when your foot is up.

#112. Another chance at understanding a D.C al Fine.

Explore some new music or artists if you finish these quickly.

Happy practicing,

Mr. Chapa

Week #9

Hello Everyone,

Get ready to introduce a little more structure back into your practice sessions.  For the next couple of months I will be assigning several EE book songs that you should master during your practice session.  Each song has a new technique or concept, so please ask me if you have any questions with a Schoology message or in person on the playground in the morning.

Practice assignment:

#69

#78

#92

#94

#98

#100

Happy practicing,

Mr. Chapa

Week #8

Hi Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed our large group classes recently.  It’s great to hear how well you listen to each other and to hear your careful attention to tone and tuning.

Please continue to practice the following songs if you have not mastered them yet:

Latin Fiesta

Linus and Lucy

Dragons in the mist

If you are done with those songs and you still have time remaining during your practice session, go on to finish your EE book.

Happy practicing,

Mr. Chapa