• ASSIGNMENTS (E-Learning)

    Week 9

    Assignment:

    1. Perform Concert D & G major scales 1 octave with arpeggio in half notes with your metronome set to 120BPM. You may use the following scale sheets as a guide as you record your audio files.

    Completed assignments can be posted to the BAND APP or uploaded to Google Classroom (pmfp6up)

    B flat Instruments 

    C Instruments (treble)

    C Instrument (Bass Clef)

    E flat Instrument

    F Instrument

    Tuba scale sheet

     

     

    Week 8 

    Assignment:

    1. Perform Concert E & A major scales 1 octave with arpeggio in half notes with your metronome set to 120BPM. You may use the following scale sheets as a guide as you record your audio files.

    Completed assignments can be posted to the BAND APP or uploaded to Google Classroom (pmfp6up) 

    B flat Instruments 

    C Instruments (treble)

    C Instrument (Bass Clef)

    E flat Instrument

    F Instrument

    Tuba scale sheet

     

     

    Week 7 (May 4 – May 11) Rhythm Sheet

    Daily Warmup Routine

    1. Play long tones using one of the following scales each day of the week (Concert Gb, B, E, A, D, G)
    • Sustain each note of the scale for 10 seconds
    1. Rhythm Sheet Correction: exercise 61-72
    • Correct all rhythms that utilize “ties”

    Please use the following link for guidance:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5OUtcYsl20

    • Correct rhythms that utilize “dotted notes and “16th notes”

          Please use the following link for guidance

             https://youtu.be/lvGW2Pkko1M

     

    Week 5-6 (April 20 - May 1) Rhythm Sheet

    1. Play long tones using one of the following scales each day of the week (Concert Gb, B, E, A, D, G)
    • Sustain each note of the scale for 10 seconds
    • Was it a good sound?
    • Was it a supported sound?
    • What was one thing you thought was particularly good about your sound?
    • What is one thing you can improve on with the quality of your sound?
    • Can you come up with your own exercise focused on improving your tone?
    1. Rhythm Sheet: exercise 1-84
    • Write the counts of each measure (rests included) and circle the counts to be played.
    • Practice clapping and counting the rhythms
    • Use a metronome
    • Isolate specific rhythms that need more practice.
    • Practice each rhythm slowly and use your critical thinking skills to figure out a solution to what the problem is.
    • Now, repeat the rhythm 5 times correctly (put a checkmark for each successful performance)
    • Use the following links for additional support:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVOjKCztqTs

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmVq2J3IkPE

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niogdMiho_U

    1. On Tuesday (April 21) Create a recording of yourself performing Rhythm Sheet exercise 61through 66 and post to BAND APP or Google Classroom.
    2. On Thursday (April 23) Create a recording of yourself performing Rhythm Sheet exercise 67through 72 and post to BAND APP or Google Classroom.
    3. On Monday (April 27) Create a recording of yourself performing Rhythm Sheet exercise 73 through 84 and post to BAND APP or Google Classroom.

    Week 4 (April 6 - April 10)

    Percussionists need to study the following video and practice the rudiments listed on the timeline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC7iujjg_o

    Focus on timing; playing evenly and gradually increase the tempo as your confidence builds. 

    1. Single Stroke Roll - 3:15
    2. Multiple Bounce Roll - 5:14
    3. Double Stroke Roll - 7:05
    4. Five Stroke Roll - 9:05
    5. Nine Stroke Roll - 9:23.
    6. Seven Stroke Roll - 12:38
    7. Single Paradiddle - 16:16
    8. Double Paradiddle - 16:42

    Wind players need to review the following video and identify positive and negative attributes of the performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6vsHKSz4D0 .Students are then required to practice playing their written copy of “21-dababy”. Students must record and submit their video performance by Thursday, April 9.

    Week 3 (March 30 - April 3)

    Good morning... performance of the following songs are due by Friday (March 26). 

    1. “Cashin’ Out”: play from the Beginning until B.

    2. “Everyday...”: play from the beginning until 17

    Keep a steady tempo, count your rests and focus on playing 16th notes staccato. 

    Make 1 recording of both songs - pause between songs!

     

    Week 1 & 2 (March 18 - March 27)

    Your assignment for the day is to perform ALL of “Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough”. Send the recording of your performance through this app in a private chat. Please spend the day practicing before you make your recording!

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  • E-Learning Overview (Band)

    BAND E-LEARNING OVERVIEW

    Students are urged to maintain a daily practice regiment of at least 30 minutes of focused “playing time”.

    Your daily practice routine should include:

    1. All 12 major scales (add Concert A, D & G) with arpeggios.
      1. Play using a variation of whole notes for unfamiliar scales, quarter notes for known scales and sixteenth notes for mastered scales. Try to achieve mastery of all 12 major scales.
      2. Play the concert F chromatic scale 2 octaves.
    2. Play ensemble music. Approach each selection in small portions before attempting to play the entire piece. ALWAYS USE A METRONOME!!! Start with a slow and steady tempo while working on a clear tone then gradually increase the tempo as you become comfortable with what you have just played.
      1. Symphonic Band (focus on articulation, dynamics and style)
        1. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
        2. Dave Brubeck Tribute
        3. Black Panther (1-41)
    1. Concert Band
      1. The Wizard of Oz Meets The Wiz (Music will be posted soon)
    2. Jazz Band Music (Swing, swing, and swing some more!!!)
      1. Must Be the Blues
      2. Jumpin’ at The Woodside (a blazing 280 bpm!)
    3. Marching Band (Start with the most challenging and try to memorize all) 
    • Everyday…
    • Don’t Stop
    • Cashin’ Out
    • 21
    • In the Stone
    • Power
    • All the Above
    • Neck
    • Chicago
    • Coming to America
    • ESPN
    • All of the Lights
    • Can You Feel It
    • Cold Hearted…
    • Black And Blues
    • Ordinary People
    • Countdown
    • Happy Feelings
    1. Sight Reading
      1. Find new sheet music (something challenging)
      2. Attempt to clearly write down the counting
      3. Tap, count and clap the rhythm
      4. First play the rhythm on your instrument then play the rhythm and written pitches (notes) together.
    2. Aural training (Play by Ear)
      1. Find your favorite recording(s) on YouTube or any streaming service that has a “singable” melody. Attempt to play the melody as best as you can by first identifying the tonal center of the song (the key of song). Attempt each recording in small portions. Challenge yourself with a new song everyday or every other day.
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  • AUDIO EXAMPLES

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  • Music Theory Packet

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  • Band Handbook

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