Selma Larchmont Charter

Wednesdays (1:45PM - 3:05PM)

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!

Practice the following topics this week- March 30th

Mr. Lyman's Classes

Beginning Winds 1:45

The Wellerman!

This will be our full orchestra piece for our spring concert!

Please practice the first 8 measures of music. Remember that this song only has 8 notes in it (use your note palette)

  • Flutes: D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D
  • Saxophones: B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A-B
  • Clarinets: E-F#-G-A-B-C-D-E

If you lose your music, please download and print your part by clicking the link above

Flute Fingerings and Tips!

Advanced Winds 2:25

The Wellerman!

  • This will be our full orchestra piece for our spring concert!

Please practice the entire song! Remember that most of the song is in “unison” or same melody, and the last 8 measures we have a nice harmony where the Saxophone and Clarinet have similar parts, and the Baritone has the melody.

Ms. Antonia's Classes

Beginning Strings I 1:45

The Wellerman!

  • This will be our full orchestra piece for our spring concert!

  • Please practice the first 8 measures of music. Remember that this song only has 8 notes in it (use your note palette)

  • D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D

  • Violins! Use Low 2 for F, Low 1 for Bb, and Low 2 for C
  • Cellos! Use 2nd finger for F, Low 1 for Bb, and 2nd finger for C

If you lose your music, please download and print your part by clicking the link above

Beginning Strings II 2:25

The Wellerman!

  • This will be our full orchestra piece for our spring concert!

  • Please practice the entire song! Remember that this song only has 8 notes in it (use your note palette)

  • D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D

  • Violins! Use Low 2 for F, Low 1 for Bb, and Low 2 for C

If you lose your music, please download and print your part by clicking the link above

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Previous Weeks:

What we practiced this week- February 9th

Beginning Winds 1:45

Great Job memorizing all of our notes!

  • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb
  • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D-E-F#-G
  • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C
  • Challenge! *Snake Charmer p-18
    • First to learn it with correct notes and rhythms will receive a prize!
    • Then after we have learned it, whoever can play it the fastest will also win a prize!
  • Page 20 Twinkle Twinkle and Ode to Joy
 
 

Advanced Winds 2:25

    • Keep working on Eine Kline Nachtmusik!
      • Work on the entire song
      • remember any shortcut fingerings to help make this song a little easier
    • “Morning”-
      • Measure 1, Measure 9, Measure 16
      • Try to read between these measures, nice and slowly!

Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings I 1:45

  • Work on pages 29-30 for next time!
  • Camptown Races- practice it slow and then we can play it fast!
  • D Major Scale Sheet Below
 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

  • Work on pages 32-33 for next time!
  • Oh Susanna- practice slowly and try to sing along in your head.
  • D Major Scale Sheet Below

What we practiced this week- February 2nd

Beginning Winds 1:45

Let’s commit to memorizing your first 6 notes!

  • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F-G
  • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D-E
  • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G-A
  • Challenge! *Snake Charmer p-18
    • First to learn it with correct notes and rhythms will receive a prize!
    • Then after we have learned it, whoever can play it the fastest will also win a prize!
  • Page 20 Twinkle Twinkle and Ode to Joy
 
 

Advanced Winds 2:25

  • We are a little rusty on Eine Kline Nachtmusik- keep playing this one!
    • Work on the entire song
    • remember any shortcut fingerings to help make this song a little easier
  • Begin learning “Morning”-
    • Measure 1, Measure 9, Measure 16

Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings I 1:45

  • Review Page 23
  • Work on pages 24-25 for next time!
  • D Major Scale Sheet Below
 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

  • Review Page 26
  • Work on pages 27-28 for next time!
  • D Major Scale Sheet Below

What we practiced this week- January 12th

Beginning Winds 1:45

Let’s commit to memorizing your first 6 notes!

  • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F-G
  • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D-E
  • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G-A
  • Challenge! *Snake Charmer p-18
    • First to learn it with correct notes and rhythms will receive a prize!
    • Then after we have learned it, whoever can play it the fastest will also win a prize!
  • Page 20 Twinkle Twinkle and Ode to Joy
 
 

Advanced Winds 2:25

  • Today we worked on Ode to Joy with the strings in a challenging key.
  • Keep working on Eine Kline Nachtmusik
    • Entire song!
    • remember any shortcut fingerings to help make this song a little easier
  • Begin learning “Morning”- first 3 lines
    • Watch out for “key changes” where the melody seems to have a different set of notes than the key signature
  • Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings I 1:45

Great job playing as a full orchestra today!
  •  Use the Handout from class to help you learn Ode to Joy on page 39
  • Review Page 20
  • Work on pages 22-23 for next time!
 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

Great job playing as a full orchestra today!
  • Use the Handout from class to help learn Ode to Joy on page 39
  • Review Pages 20 & 22
  • Work on pages 23-26 for next time!

What we practiced this week- January 5th

Beginning Winds 1:45

  • Welcome back! Let’s commit to memorizing your first 6 notes!
    • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F-G
    • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D-E
    • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G-A
  • Challenge! *Snake Charmer p-18
    • First to learn it with correct notes and rhythms will receive a prize!
    • Then after we have learned it, whoever can play it the fastest will also win a prize!
  • Page 20 Twinkle Twinkle and Ode to Joy

Advanced Winds 2:25

  • Welcome back!
  • Keep working on Eine Kline Nachtmusik
    • Entire song!
    • remember any shortcut fingerings to help make this song a little easier
  • Begin learning “Morning”- first 3 lines
    • Watch out for “key changes” where the melody seems to have a different set of notes than the key signature
  • Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings 1:45

  • Welcome back! 
    • Review Page 20
  • Work on pages 22-23 for next time!

Beginning Strings 2:25

  • Welcome back! 
    • Review Pages 20 & 22
  • Work on pages 23-26 for next time!

What we practiced this week- December 8th

Beginning Winds 1:45

  • Awesome Job memorizing your first 6 notes! Only a few left to learn!
    • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F-G
    • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D-E
    • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G-A
  • Challenge! *Snake Charmer p-18
    • First to learn it with correct notes and rhythms will receive a prize!
    • Then after we have learned it, whoever can play it the fastest will also win a prize!
  • Page 19 Jingle Bells to be recorded next class for a Video Holiday Card

Advanced Winds 2:25

  • Good work learning the Chromatic Scale
    • Use the handout from class to play your scale forward and backward
    • Saxophone= Eb instrument
    • Baritone and Clarinet= Bb instrument
  • Eine Kline Nachtmusik
    • Entire song!
    • remember any shortcut fingerings to help make this song a little easier
  • Green Book Pages 50-51
    • Learn melody and Harmony
  • Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings 1:45

  • Work on pg 21 Jingle Bells
    • final recording next class!
  • There are plenty of other holiday songs (pg 41 Dreydl, Jolly Old St Nic, pg 46 Up On The House Top)
  • Pay special attention to up vs down bow, lifts, and holding last note all four counts

Beginning Strings 2:25

  • Work on pg 21 Jingle Bells
    • final recording next class!
  • There are plenty of other holiday songs (pg 41 Dreydl, Jolly Old St Nic, pg 46 Up On The House Top)
  • Pay special attention to up vs down bow, lifts, and holding last note all four counts

What we practiced this week- November 17th

Beginning Winds 1:45

  • Keep working on memorizing your first 5 notes.
    • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F
    • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D
    • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G
  • Practice Page 13
    • Yankee Doodle Cha Cha
  • Page 10- Dreydl 
  • Page 19 Jingle Bells
  • Try to play some songs for your family over the holiday!

Advanced Winds 2:25

  • Good work learning the Chromatic Scale
    • Use the handout from class to play your scale
    • Saxophone= Eb instrument
    • Baritone and Clarinet= Bb instrument
  • Eine Kline Nachtmusik
    • Measures 1-16
    • Look for 3-4 note arpeggios to make the first 4 measures easier! 
  • Green Book Pages 50-51
    • Learn melody and/or Harmony
    • (this is easy for you but we will try to rehearse this for a mini performance)
  • Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings 1:45

  • Nice work today!
  • Play up to page 16, lightly row
  • Strive to keep your rhythms consistent and not speed up!

Beginning Strings 2:25

  • Nice work today!
  • Play up to page 19
  • Twinkle Twinkle- extra note “B” on the A string
  • Strive to keep your rhythms consistent and not speed up!

What we practiced this week- November 10th

Beginning Winds 1:45

  • Keep working on memorizing your first 5 notes.
    • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F
    • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D
    • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G
  • Practice Pages 10-11
    • Shoo Fly has a new note, but we won’t need this note for much of the rest of the book

Advanced Winds 2:25

  • Good work learning the Chromatic Scale
    • try to practice the notes in the opposite direction
    • we will spell certain notes with flats instead of sharps when the scale goes from high to low
  • Eine Kline Nachtmusik
    • Measures 1-16
    • Look for 3-4 note arpeggios to make the first 4 measures easier! 
  • Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings 1:45

  • Review bow crawls and slow down the movements. (pinky. thumb. fingers.)
    • The fingers should be on one side of the stick/hair and the thumb on the others, nothing in between.
  • pg. 8 and 9 paying close attention to when there are rests and when there are notes.
    • 1st finger goes on the tape closest to the scroll.
    • 2nd finger goes on the middle tape.
  • pg. 11 – practicing note reading
  • pg. 17 – #45 – recognizing notes without letters

Beginning Strings 2:25

  • Review bow crawls and slow down the movements. (pinky. thumb. fingers.)
    • The fingers should be on one side of the stick/hair and the thumb on the others, nothing in between.
  • pg. 6 practice counting
  • pg. 8 and 9 paying close attention to when there are rests and when there are notes.
    • 1st finger goes on the tape closest to the scroll.
    • 2nd finger goes on the middle tape.
  • pg. 11 – practicing note reading
  • pg. 17 – #45 – recognizing notes without letters

What we practiced this week- October 27th

Beginning Winds 1:45

  • Keep working on memorizing your first 5 notes.
    • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F
    • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D
    • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G
  • Practice Pages 10-11
    • Shoo Fly has a new note, but we won’t need this note for much of the rest of the book

Advanced Winds 2:25

  • Good work learning the Chromatic Scale
    • try to practice the notes in the opposite direction
    • we will spell certain notes with flats instead of sharps when the scale goes from high to low
  • Eine Kline Nachtmusik
    • Measures 1-8
    • Look for 3-4 note arpeggios to make the first 4 measures easier! 
  • Don’t forget your music and books!

Beginning Strings 1:45

  • Review bow crawls and slow down the movements. (pinky. thumb. fingers.)
    • The fingers should be on one side of the stick/hair and the thumb on the others, nothing in between.
  • pg. 8 and 9 paying close attention to when there are rests and when there are notes.
    • 1st finger goes on the tape closest to the scroll.
    • 2nd finger goes on the middle tape.
  • pg. 11 – practicing note reading
  • pg. 17 – #45 – recognizing notes without letters

Beginning Strings 2:25

  • Review bow crawls and slow down the movements. (pinky. thumb. fingers.)
    • The fingers should be on one side of the stick/hair and the thumb on the others, nothing in between.
  • pg. 6 practice counting
  • pg. 8 and 9 paying close attention to when there are rests and when there are notes.
    • 1st finger goes on the tape closest to the scroll.
    • 2nd finger goes on the middle tape.
  • pg. 11 – practicing note reading
  • pg. 17 – #45 – recognizing notes without letters

What we practiced this week- October 13th

Beginning Winds 1:45

  • Try to memorize your first 5 notes.
    • Flutes: Bb-C-D-Eb-F
    • Saxophones: G-A-B-C-D
    • Clarinets: C-D-E-F-G
  • Practice Pages 6-9
    • Bad News Bears is the first “challenge” song. See if you can figure out the tricky notes and rests
  • We discussed good breathing habits for playing our wind instruments. Remember any tips?

Advanced Winds 2:25

    • Good work learning the Chromatic Scale
      • Use the Fingering chart in the back of your book, and practice each note
      • Clarinet and Baritone: C below the staff to C in the middle of the staff
      • Saxophone: G to G (octave key)
    • Eine Kline Nachtmusik
      • Measures 1-8
      • Look for 3-4 note arpeggios to make the first 4 measures easier! 

Beginning Strings 1:45

  • Review bow crawls and slow down the movements. (pinky. thumb. fingers.)
    • The fingers should be on one side of the stick/hair and the thumb on the others, nothing in between.
  • pg. 8 and 9 paying close attention to when there are rests and when there are notes.
    • 1st finger goes on the tape closest to the scroll.
    • 2nd finger goes on the middle tape.
  • pg. 11 – practicing note reading
  • pg. 17 – #45 – recognizing notes without letters

Beginning Strings 2:25

  • Review bow crawls and slow down the movements. (pinky. thumb. fingers.)
    • The fingers should be on one side of the stick/hair and the thumb on the others, nothing in between.
  • pg. 6 practice counting
  • pg. 8 and 9 paying close attention to when there are rests and when there are notes.
    • 1st finger goes on the tape closest to the scroll.
    • 2nd finger goes on the middle tape.
  • pg. 11 – practicing note reading
  • pg. 17 – #45 – recognizing notes without letters

What we practiced this week- October 6th

Beginning Winds 1:45

  • Great job learning 5 notes so quickly!
  • Practice Pages 5-6
    • Try to memorize all 5 notes so you won’t have to look at fingering charts
Advanced Winds 2:25
  •  Chromatic Scale!
    • Find the Fingering chart in the back of your book, and practice each note
    • Clarinet and Baritone: C below the staff to C in the middle of the staff
    • Saxophone: G to G (octave key)
  • Eine Kline Nachtmusik! Start learning this tune.

Beginning Strings 1:45

  • Practice pages 8 and 9
    • pay close attention to rests and notes.
    • The E we pluck is not open E, it is 1st finger on the D string (see page 8)
Beginning Strings 2:25
  • Practice pages 8 and 9
    • pay close attention to rests and notes.
    • The E we pluck is not open E, it is 1st finger on the D string (see page 8)
  • Practice Song #38 on page 15- 3rd finger G