Intro to Band Block H
Bring your X block books to class ALWAYS and a pencil
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.
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
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
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.
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.