Intro to Band  Block H

Bring your X block books to class ALWAYS and a pencil

February

Instrument drop off in the morning at 7:49 not before in the band room locker  
HOME Practice:  Practice the Got Music section especially the test measures - Instrument is with you, in the band locker, in your house and or in the library being watched during sports/after school practices.

Homework 
Listen to Dallas Symphony instruments
Watch Band Potato playlists of instruments -
 Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone - know "How to Hold..."

PEZFX-AJLEN SmartMusic code
PRACTICE THE SMARTMUSIC - turn in assignments 

Bring to Class

Got Rhythm

Chart 2 Count it, Say it, Play it

C   B  Bb  A  Ab G for the Bb Instruments   Clarinet, Trumpet, 

Bb A  Ab G  Gb  F  for the Concert Pitch Instruments   Flute, Trombone, Bells

Got Music 

The more you play, the easier it gets, the more fun it is
How to Assemble Your stand, book, Instrument in under 3 minutes     
How to Hold your instrument - checked while you play
one note, any note, hold for 4 -20 seconds if possible    
Hot Cross Buns: measure 3 January ......
Merrily We Roll Along test m4 January ......
Au Claire De La Lune test m3  N
Lightly Row test m7    
Page 2 Line 1 Bb Concert Tetrachord Stand test
Good King Wenceslas test m3   
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas  test m15 or m7
Old MacDonald m7 8 9

Baa Baa Black Sheep test m5 6 7 8
Up On the Housetop test m5,  m7, m12   
Dreydl test all
We Wish You a Merry Christmas m3&4


Oil your valves at home at least once a week   Swab your instrument after every use 3x if possible.
You will know nothing until you know something,   Study, practice, listen and absorb
How to Practice      measure 1 5x   measure 2 5x    m1&2 3x   m3 5x    m4 5x   m3&4 3x     measure 1, 2, 3, 4 once with a really good sound     measure 5 5x  m6 5x   m5&6 3x   m7 5x     m8 5x       m7&8 3x     m5, 6, 7, 8 once really well   THEN play once all the way through
Frere Jacques test m12    Old MacDonald test m7 8 9    
Stodola Pompa test all   This Old Man
Don't give up.  You are brilliant.  Allow yourself to fail and improve.  Accomplishing each song can be very rewarding. 
This is a new skill in your life.

To prepare for class, practice measure 7 of each piece of music or one measure 5 times well.  We will play most or all of the song in class, but you need at least this minimal practice to prepare for class.  If you can practice more measures that is even better, BUT you must have time to eat, sleep, be with family.

Why not CHOOSE to try, CHOOSE to do your best, CHOOSE to be on time, CHOOSE to be positive, CHOOSE to listen,

CHOOSE to be respectful of others - and CHOOSE to have a good time playing music. 

You choose your attitude.  Which attitude will you be wearing tomorrow?

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