Carthay School

Tuesdays (2:30PM - 4:45PM)

Practice the following topics this week- November 28th

Check in every week for supplementary material and activities to each week’s lesson. 

Mr. Chris' Classes

Winds 2:55

Today we:
– Warmed up and assembled instruments
– Played through pages 5-6 in our blue book
– Worked on rhythmic exercises with a metronome
– Please practice “Bumper Cars” (pg. 6)

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:
– Assembled and tuned instruments
– Reviewed the A minor chord and Eleanor rigby pg. 10-11
– Worked on rhythmic exercises with a metronome
– Please practice Eleanor Rigby pg. 11

Mrs. Lauren's Classes

Beginning Strings 2:55

Today we:
Summary:
Matching game with songs
Homework: practice whistling at the stars! Make sure you put your violin in the left shoulder and the left hand holds the violin!

Beginning Strings 3:25

Today we:
Summary: 
Matching game with songs
Homework:
(21) Fabulous mr Ed and (24) two fingers down 

Strings 3:55

Today we:
3rd class:
Summary: who played it game with French Fries
Homework:
French fries (32)

Helpful Videos:

Resources:

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Previous Weeks:

What we practiced this week- November 14th

Beginning Strings 2:55

Today we:
SUMMARY:
– pillow bow holds: make sure there’s enough space between your fingers when holding your bow
– V for violin 
– before playing go through the steps to hold your violin: Statue of Liberty, little hat, slide down your face, v for violin
– NEW SONG: Whistling at the Stars! New note F# with 1 finger on E string
 

Beginning Strings 3:25

Today we:
SUMMARY:
– pillow bow holds: make sure there’s enough space between your fingers when holding your bow
– V for violin 
– NEW SONG: Banana Split! New note E is one finger on the D string
 

Strings 3:55

Today we:
SUMMARY:
– pillow bow holds: make sure there’s enough space between your fingers when holding your bow
– Mary Had a Little Lamb for most of the class
– green book half: worked on Memories of Brandenburg

Winds 2:55

Today we:
– Assembled instruments and discussed proper posture
– Worked on pages 4-5 in our blue book
– Discussed tonguing and note separation
– Please practice “Apple for the Teacher” (pg. 5), working on tonguing
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:
– Tuned instruments
– Worked on pages 10-12 in our book
– Worked on fingering the G chord properly
– Please practice your G chord and strumming with it

What we practiced this week- November 7th

Beginning Strings 2:55

Today we:
  • Played our open strings ANTs song
  • Read some songs in our book to practice notes and rests
  • played Red Light Green Light to help listen to the teacher.
 

Beginning Strings 3:25

Today we:
  • Played our open strings ANTs song
  • Read some songs in our book to practice notes and rests
  • played Red Light Green Light to help listen to the teacher.
 

Strings 3:55

Today we:
  • Played through our first 3 notes on the D string
    • D- Open
    • E- 1st Finger
    • F#- 2nd Finger
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb using these 3 notes!
  • Please remember to be on time for class!

Winds 2:55

Today we:
– Worked through pages 2-4 in our blue book
– Discussed the importance of practicing with a metronome
– Worked on clapping to music and subdividing beats
– Please practice page 4 and clapping quarter notes when you hear music
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:
– Tuned instruments
– Worked on pages 10-12 in our book
– Learned the A minor and G chords
– Please practice pages 10-12

What we practiced this week- October 31st

Beginning Strings 2:55

Learned the black cat Halloween song
Played games to practice the song together
 

Beginning Strings 3:25

Learned the black cat Halloween song
Played games to practice the song together
 

Strings 3:55

Learned the black cat Halloween song
Played games to practice the song together

Winds 2:55

Today we:
– Assembled instruments and discussed basics to reading music
– Practiced counting and proper air production
– Played through pages 1-2 in the blue book
– Please practice pages 1-2 and proper breathing technique
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:
– Tuned instruments and reviewed parts of the ukulele
– Worked on holding the ukulele right and strumming technique
– Played through pages 6-8 
– Please practice proper strumming technique and moving between chords

What we practiced this week- October 24th

Beginning Strings 2:55

Halloween rhythms

V for violin

Number fingers

E and F#

HOMEWORK: v for violin song, play E and F# songs in your book! Page 18

 

Beginning Strings 3:25

Halloween rhythms

V for violin

Finger numbers

 

D and E (1st finger)

HOMEWORK: page 8 with first finger E note

We practiced, Ants song, DAD song, My First Song, 7 big Es, and the next song.
Then we played Dr Fix it. The kiddos loved this and got the hang of holding the violin on the right (left) shoulder and doing a correct bow hold.
HOMEWORK:
Practice your songs! Make sure you have great posture when you are playing
 

Strings 3:55

V for violin

Finger numbers

D, E and F#

HOMEWORK: Mary had a Little Lamb

 

Winds 2:55

Today we:
-Assembled instruments and reviewed proper air production
-Discussed fingering/slide charts
-played through pages 1-2 in our blue book
-please practice pages 1-2 and work on longtones
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:
– Tuned instruments 
-Reviewed chords C and F and practiced switching between them
– played through pages 7-9
-Please practice playing “the hokey pokey” (pg. 9) and switching between chords

What we practiced this week- October 17th

Winds 2:55

Today we:

  • – Assembled instruments and reviewed instrument care
  • – Reviewed basic posture and sound production
  • – Continued working through band book, pages 1-2
  • -Please practice pages 1-2 and work on longtones
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:

  • – Tuned instruments
  • – Reviewed our C and F chords 
  • – Played “Yellow Submarine” by the beatles
  • – Please practice pages 6-8 and bring your book next week

Winds 2:55

Today we:

  • Went over assembly of instruments
  • Talked about how to produce sound and breathing practices
  • Passed out books and began first few notes
  • Practice your first few notes and reference your book for a fingering chart if needed
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:

  • Discussed tuning notes and tuned instruments
  • Played “Simon Says” to learn about the ukulele and its strings
  • Learned our first chord: “C”
  • Practice tuning your ukulele and playing the C chord
 

What we practiced this week- October 10th

Beginning Strings 2:55

Summary:
– parts of the violin song
– put your violins up please song
– holding the violin (left hand!, statue of liberty, little hat, slide down your face, land on left shoulder, hold violin on its shoulder)
– Ants song
– bow hold with straws
– how many bows can we do on E string??
 

Beginning Strings 3:25

Summary:
– put your violins up song
– holding the violin (statue of liberty, little hat, slide down your face, land in your shoulder)
– ants song
 

Strings 3:55

Summary:
– Beginners learned the parts of the violin
– how to hold the violin
– ants song
– performances

Winds 2:55

Today we:

  • Went over assembly of instruments
  • Talked about how to produce sound and breathing practices
  • Passed out books and began first few notes
  • Practice your first few notes and reference your book for a fingering chart if needed
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:

  • Discussed tuning notes and tuned instruments
  • Played “Simon Says” to learn about the ukulele and its strings
  • Learned our first chord: “C”
  • Practice tuning your ukulele and playing the C chord
 

What we practiced this week- October 3rd

Beginning Strings 2:55

Summary:
– parts of the violin song
– put your violins up please song
– holding the violin (left hand!, statue of liberty, little hat, slide down your face, land on left shoulder, hold violin on its shoulder)
– Ants song
– bow hold with straws
– how many bows can we do on E string??
 

Beginning Strings 3:25

Summary:
– put your violins up song
– holding the violin (statue of liberty, little hat, slide down your face, land in your shoulder)
– ants song
 

Strings 3:55

Summary:
– Beginners learned the parts of the violin
– how to hold the violin
– ants song
– performances

Winds 2:55

Today we:

  • Went over assembly of instruments
  • Talked about how to produce sound and breathing practices
  • Passed out books and began first few notes
  • Practice your first few notes and reference your book for a fingering chart if needed
 

Ukulele 2:25

Today we:

  • Discussed tuning notes and tuned instruments
  • Played “Simon Says” to learn about the ukulele and its strings
  • Learned our first chord: “C”
  • Practice tuning your ukulele and playing the C chord