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.
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.
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.
Make sure Latin Fiesta and Affirmation are mastered.
EE book: #130 – #140. Go slow and master these one at a time.
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.
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.