Intro to Band Block H
Bring your X block books to class ALWAYS and a pencil
Dec 3, 5
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 Watch Band Potato playlists of instruments - videos will be made for those who request help Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone - know "How to Hold..."
"How to Play Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, How to Play....."
PEZFX-AJLEN SmartMusic code
PRACTICE THE SMARTMUSIC - turn in assignments on December 5th
Bring to Class
Chart 10 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
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 October 28
Merrily We Roll Along whole song test m4 October 30 Au Claire De La Lune whole song test m3 November 1
Lightly Row whole song test m7 Page 2 Line 1 Bb Concert Tetrachord Stand test
Good King Wenceslas whole song test m3
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas whole song test m15 or m7
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
Gingerbread Men on Parade
Linus & Lucy
Oil your valves at home at least once a week Swab your instrument after every use 3x if possible.
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.
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.