Overland Elementary School

Tuesdays (2:40PM - 5:30PM)

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!

Practice the following topics this week- April 19th

Piano Class 1:40

  • D Major Fantasy all
  • Superhero Blues all 
    • (practice Blues at square C to the end and be sure to count the rests)

Video Tutorials!

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Violin Class 2:10

  • Blues all,
    • practice Blues from square C to the end,
  • D M Fantasy all,
    • practice D Major Fantasy and remember to use first finger for low E note)
  • Open String Swing all 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Blues all
    • (practice Blues from C to the end and make sure to count the rests and play the correct fingers,
  • D M Fantasy all
    • practice D Major Fantasy slowly)
Play Video

Violin Class 3:15

  • D Major Fantasy all,
    • practice D Major Fantasy by making sure your fingers are on the correct tapes!
  • Open String Swing al
  • Blues all
    • practice Blues solo and C to the end and do the transitions from pizzicato (plucking) to arco (bowing))

Winds Class 3:45

  • Blues all
    • (practice trumpet solo and remember it is not too fast, practice counting the rests and counting the last two measures)

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Helpful Videos:

Previous Weeks:

Piano Class 1:40

  • Blues rhythm measure 1-A.
  • #27 m1-2 (practice the blues rhythm and remember the new hand position with thumb on G)

Video Tutorials!

Play Video
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Blues rhythm m1-A
    • practice Blues rhythm on all strings
  • #32-33, A note on E string
    • practice exercise #34 and keep fingers on the tapes
 

Piano Class 2:45

  • #27 m1-4
    • practice #27 for rhythm
  • Blues rhythm m1-A
    • practice Blues rhythm with new hand position with thumb on G 
Play Video
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • #72,
  • practice #73 slowly for note accuracy and rhythm accuracy, clap rhythm first before playing.
  • Blues rhythm m1-
    • A, and B-flat fingering 
    • practice Blues rhythm and B-flat fingering
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • B-flat major scale for flutes;
  • jazz book #1 for trumpet,
  • Blues rhythm m1-A (flutes: practice B-flat major scale going up and down and pick up the speed)
  • (trumpet: practice exercise #1 by singing the jazz syllables before playing the measures)
  • Everyone practice the rhythm for the Blues song

Piano Class 1:40

  • #26, A fingering with pinky
  • p. 15 (practice 27 and be sure to count rhythms out loud)

Video Tutorials!

Play Video
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • #30, 31, A fingering on E string
  • (practice #32 and make sure your fingers are on the tapes)
 

Piano Class 2:45

  • #26, 27
  • (practice 27 and count rhythms out loud)#26, 27 (practice 27 and count rhythms out loud)
Play Video
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • #69-72
  • (practice 72 by counting out loud in 3 and remembering to play the ties)
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • Can Can!
  • (practice Can Can and learn all of your notes and learn all of the rhythms by clapping them before you play; trumpet should warm up with just buzzing the pitches on the mouthpiece)

Piano Class 1:40

  • #24-25
  • work on eighth-note rhythms;
    • think apple for eighth-notes
    • peach for quarter notes

Video Tutorials!

Play Video
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • #28-31
    • count longer notes out loud and slow your bow down
  • memorize how many fingers are for each note
    • 2 for G-sharp, 
    • 1 for F-sharp
    • 0 for E
 

Piano Class 2:45

  • #25-27
  • learn eighth-note rhythms;
    • think apple for eighth-notes
    • peach for quarter notes;
  • you can clap or sing the rhythm too;
  • work on the next exercise one measure at a time.
Play Video
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • #62-71
    • Keep your fingers hovering over the strings!
  • time signatures
  • practice #62-64
  • work on keeping fingers on the tape and playing accurate rhythm
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • #70-75
  • practice slurred notes vs. tongued notes
    • rhythmic accuracy between quarter-notes, eighth-notes, and quarter rests

Piano Class 1:40

  • #23 -24
  • work on eighth-note rhythms;
    • think apple for eighth-notes
    • peach for quarter notes

Video Tutorials!

Play Video
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • #26-27 (practice #28)
  • memorize how many fingers are for each note
    • 2 for G-sharp, 
    • 1 for F-sharp
    • 0 for E
 

Piano Class 2:45

  • #25 (practice #26)
  • learn eighth-note rhythms;
    • think apple for eighth-notes
    • peach for quarter notes;
  • you can clap or sing the rhythm too;
  • work on the next exercise one measure at a time.
Play Video
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • #57-61, how to tune,
  • new note!
  • time signatures
  • practice #62-64
  • work on keeping fingers on the tape and having good rhythm
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • #67-69
  • practice #70-71
    • practice slurred notes vs. tongued notes
    • rhythmic accuracy between quarter-notes, eighth-notes, and quarter rests

Piano Class 1:40

  • Review all 5 notes in our right hand!
    • C-D-E-F-G
    • 1-2-3-4-5
  • Practice Songs number 19-21 with the videos below.

Video Tutorials!

Play Video
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Remember to use your bows with full strokes
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Play 4 notes on each string!
  • Work on songs from pages 21-23 for next time!
  • New Note, G#! (2nd tape on the E string)
 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Try to play pages 13-14 with the videos below
    • Eighth Notes- half of a beat (2 per beat)
    • Quarter notes- 1 beat
    • Half notes- 2 beats
    • Whole Notes- 4 beats
Play Video
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • This week, practice pages 22-23
  • Make sure that you put your fingers directly on the tapes!!
    • 1st finger on D string is our note “E”
      • This is different than playing the E string!
    • 2nd finger on D string is our note “F#” (sharp)
      • 2nd finger plays 2nd tape
    • 3rd Finger on D string is our note G
      • 3rd finger plays 3rd tape!
    • New Note B!
      • 1st finger tape on the A string
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 
  • Work on pages 30-33
  • Watch your New Notes!!
  • Make sure your rhythms are accurate

Piano Class 1:40

  • Review all 5 notes in our right hand!
    • C-D-E-F-G
    • 1-2-3-4-5
  • Practice Songs number 17-19 with the videos below. 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Remember to use your bows with full strokes
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Play 4 notes on each string!
  • Work on songs from pages 17-18 for next time!
 Piano Class 2:45
  • Try to play pages 13 with the videos below
    • Eighth Notes- half of a beat (2 per beat)
    • Quarter notes- 1 beat
    • Half notes- 2 beats
    • Whole Notes- 4 beats 
Play Vid

Violin Class 3:15

  • This week, practice pages 19-23
  • Make sure that you put your fingers directly on the tapes!!
    • 1st finger on D string is our note “E”
      • This is different than playing the E string!
    • 2nd finger on D string is our note “F#” (sharp)
      • 2nd finger plays 2nd tape
    • 3rd Finger on D string is our note G
      • 3rd finger plays 3rd tape!
    • New Note B!
      • 1st finger tape on the A string

Winds Class 3:45

  • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 
  • Work on pages 28-30
  • Play the rhythm line A on page 27
  • New Notes!!

Piano Class 1:40

  • Review all 5 notes in our right hand!
    • C-D-E-F-G
    • 1-2-3-4-5
  • Practice Songs number 16-18 with the video below.
 
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Remember to use your bows with full strokes
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Play 4 notes on each string!
  • Work on songs #16-19 for next time 
 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Try to play pages 11-12 with the videos below
    • Eighth Notes- half of a beat (2 per beat)
    • Quarter notes- 1 beat
    • Half notes- 2 beats
    • Whole Notes- 4 beats
 
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • This week, practice pages 17-20
  • 1st finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • 2nd finger on D string is our note “F#” (sharp)
    • 2nd finger plays 2nd tape
  • 3rd Finger on D string is our note G
    • 3rd finger plays 3rd tape!
  • New Note B!
    • 1st finger tape on the A string
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 
  • Work on pages 24-28
  • New Notes!!

Piano Class 1:40

  • Review all 5 notes in our right hand!
    • C-D-E-F-G
    • 1-2-3-4-5
  • Practice Songs number 15-16 with the video below.
Play Video

Violin Class 2:10

  • Remember to use your bows with full strokes
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Play 4 notes on each string!
  • Work on songs #15-17 for next time 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Try to play pages 11-12 with the videos below
    • Eighth Notes- half of a beat (2 per beat)
    • Quarter notes- 1 beat
    • Half notes- 2 beats
    • Whole Notes- 4 beats
Play Video

Violin Class 3:15

  • This week, practice pages 15-17
  • 1st finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • 2nd finger on D string is our note “F#” (sharp)
    • 2nd finger plays 2nd tape
  • 3rd Finger on D string is our note G
    • 3rd finger plays 3rd tape!
  • New Note B!
    • 1st finger tape on the A string
 Winds Class 3:45
  • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 
  • Work on pages 23-25
  • New Notes!!

Piano Class 1:40

  • Work on songs #13-15 with the video tutorials below!
  • Dotted half notes get 3 beats!
    • Make sure to count 1-2-3 
  • Whole Notes get 4 beats!
    • Make sure to count 1-2-3-4

Video Tutorials!

Play Video
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Remember to use your bows with full strokes
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Play 4 notes on each string!
  • Work on songs #12-16 for next time 
 

Piano Class 2:45

Welcome back to school!

  • Try to play pages 9-11 with the videos below
    • Quarter notes- 1 beat
    • Half notes- 2 beats
    • Whole Notes- 4 beats
Play Video
Play Video
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • This week, practice pages 12-15
  • 1st finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • 2nd finger on D string is our note “F#” (sharp)
    • 2nd finger plays 2nd tape
  • New Note! 3rd Finger G
    • 3rd finger plays 3rd tape!
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • We had a few absences today, so please remember to:
    • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 
    • Work on pages 21-23
    • New Notes!!

Piano Class 1:40

Welcome back to school!

  • Work on songs #13-15 with the video tutorials below!
  • Dotted half notes get 3 beats!
    • Make sure to count 1-2-3 
  • Whole Notes get 4 beats!
    • Make sure to count 1-2-3-4
 

Violin Class 2:10

Welcome back to school!

  • Remember to use your bows with full strokes
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Play 4 notes on each string!
  • Lets plan to learn and perform songs #12-14 for next time 
 

Piano Class 2:45

Welcome back to school!

  • Try to play pages 9-10 with the video below
    • Quarter notes- 1 beat
    • Half notes- 2 beats
    • Whole Notes- 4 beats

Violin Class 3:15

Welcome back to school!

  • This week, practice pages 8, 9, and 10
  • First finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • 2nd finger on D string is our note “F#” (sharp)
    • 2nd finger plays 2nd tape
  • Pull your bow across each string for
    • four counts down bow
    • four counts up bow
 

Winds Class 3:45

Welcome back to school!

  • We had a few absences today, so please remember to:
    • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 
    • Work on pages 18 and 20 

Piano Class 1:40

  • Play Jingle bells over the break for your family!
  • Work on songs #10-13
  • Dotted half notes get 3 beats!
    • Make sure to count 1-2-3 
 
 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Play Jingle bells over the break for your family!
  • Great job with our bows!
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Keep working on songs #12-14 for next time 
 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Play Jingle bells over the break for your family!
 

Violin Class 3:15

  • Play Jingle bells over the break for your family!
  • Songs #20-23
  • First finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • Pull your bow across each string for
    • four counts down bow
    • four counts up bow
 

Winds Class 3:45

  • Play Jingle Bells on page 19 in your book for your family!
    • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 
  • Look at pages 18 and 20 over the break

Piano Class 1:40

  • Work on songs #10-13
  • Dotted half notes get 3 beats!
    • Make sure to count 1-2-3 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Great job with our bows!
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Keep working on songs #12-14 for next time 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Great job everyone!
  • Work on playing Jingle bells from the sheet music!

Violin Class 3:15

  • Jingle Bells (from class!)
    • Can you play and sing at the same time?
  • Songs #20-23
  • First finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • Pull your bow across each string for
    • four counts down bow
    • four counts up bow

Winds Class 3:45

    • Jingle Bells on page 19
      • review any fingerings you need in the back of the book (fingering chart) 

Piano Class 1:40

  • Work on songs #8-10
  • Dotted half notes get 3 beats!
    • Make sure to count 1-2-3 

Violin Class 2:10

  • Great job with our bows!
    • Do you remember how to properly hold the bow?
    • Which part of the bow must we never touch?
  • Keep working on songs #11-12 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Great job everyone!
  • Work on playing Jingle bells from the sheet music!
    • If you want a challenge, look to page 66 in our books!

Violin Class 3:15

  • Songs #20-23
  • First finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • Pull your bow across each string for
    • four counts down bow
    • four counts up bow

Winds Class 3:45

  • flutes: songs #41-42, 
  • trumpet: Star Spangled Banner
  •  Saxophone: Keep working on your notes:
    • G, A, B, C
    • Play up to page 11 in the book!

Piano Class 1:40

  • Everyone is doing a great job learning their notes and playing music 🙂
  • Work on Songs #7-8 this week and next,
    • Try to play with accurate rhythm, notes and rests!

Violin Class 2:10

  • Excellent job applying our bows to the strings! 
  • Try to play songs #11-12 

Piano Class 2:45

  • Great job everyone!
  • Try playing the songs #13-15 for next class.

Violin Class 3:15

  • Songs #20-21
  • First finger on D string is our note “E”
    • This is different than playing the E string!
  • Pull your bow across each string for
    • four counts down bow
    • four counts up bow

Winds Class 3:45

  • flutes: songs #36-38, 
    • Also 42-45
  • trumpet: Star Spangled Banner
  •  Saxophone: Keep working on your notes:
    • G, A, B, C
    • Keep playing up to page 11 in the book!

Piano Class 1:40

  • Great job reading half notes today and counting notes and rests!
  • Work on Songs #3-7

Violin Class 2:10

  • Keep working on songs #7-11,
  • Look ahead to pg. 13 half-notes and counting
  • Practice your bow hold

Piano Class 2:45

  • Great job everyone!
  • Work on songs #9-13 for next time

Violin Class 3:15

  • Songs #16-19,
  • Pull your bow across each string for
    • four counts down bow
    • four counts up bow
  • Advanced students: minuet staccato ties using entire bow

Winds Class 3:45

  • flutes: songs #34, 36, students choose next song to practice
  • trumpet: ode to joy from green book, student gets to choose next song choice
  •  Saxophone:  how to tongue notes properly
    • How to play notes G, A, B, C