Selma Larchmont Charter

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

Practice the following topics this week- November 9th

Mr. Chris' Classes

Beginning Winds 1:45 (trumpet/saxophone)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and went over music theory basics
– Played through pages 10-11 in our blue book
– Discussed different note types and rhythmic values
– Please practice pages 10-11

Beginning Winds 2:20 (clarinet/flute)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and went over music theory basics
– Played through pages 5-7 in our blue book
– Worked on counting in music and identifying half notes
– Please practice pages 6-7

Advanced Winds 2:55

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and warmed up
– Worked on  “Super Mario Bros
– Discussed the difference between common time and cut time
– Please practice Super Mario Bros

Ms. Alondra's Classes

Beginning Strings I 1:45

Today we:

  • Became familiar with terms “staff” and “treble clef”
  • Reviewed the notes of our first and second fingers on the D string! 
  • Played through “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Karate Chop” from our brown books all together 
  • Started learning and practicing our 3rd finger G on our D string! 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

Today we:

  • Continued working on “Spring Theme From the Four Seasons” – got to the end of the piece 
  • Began picking up speed and applying dynamics to our piece!
  • Discussed possible pieces for our Spring concert 

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Previous Weeks:

What we practiced this week- November 1st

Beginning Winds 1:45 (trumpet/saxophone)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and warmed up on mouthpieces
– Discussed and worked on rhythmic values (whole/half/quarter notes)
– Played through pages 6-9 in our blue book
– Please practice “High Dive” (pg. 8) and “Mary had a little lamb” (pg. 9)
 

Beginning Winds 2:20 (clarinet/flute)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and worked on breathing properly
– Reviewed conducting and proper posture
– Played through pages 3-6 in our blue book
– Please practice “Apple for the teacher” (pg. 5) and “Bumper cars” (pg. 6)
 
 

Advanced Winds 2:55

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and worked on instrument specific technique
– Discussed different rhythmic exercises and practicing with a metronome
– Worked on the concert Ab major scale and discussed order for sharps and flats
– Please review the order for sharps and flats and work on the concert Ab major scale

Beginning Strings I 1:45

Today we:

  • Started class with a competing for the best long bow!
  • Practiced our first finger E and second finger F# and listened to each other 
  • Played through “Mary Had a Little Lamb” from our brown books 
  • Practiced and played through “French Fries” from our books
 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

Today we:

  • Warmed up with “Ode to Joy” from our yellow books and worked out the rhythms! 
  • Learned practiced “Spring Theme from the Four Seasons” 

What we practiced this week- October 25th

Beginning Winds 1:45 (trumpet/saxophone)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and warmed up on mouthpieces
– Discussed and worked on rhythmic values (whole/half/quarter notes)
– Played through pages 6-9 in our blue book
– Please practice “High Dive” (pg. 8) and “Mary had a little lamb” (pg. 9)
 

Beginning Winds 2:20 (clarinet/flute)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and worked on breathing properly
– Reviewed conducting and proper posture
– Played through pages 3-6 in our blue book
– Please practice “Apple for the teacher” (pg. 5) and “Bumper cars” (pg. 6)
 
 

Advanced Winds 2:55

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and worked on instrument specific technique
– Discussed different rhythmic exercises and practicing with a metronome
– Worked on the concert Ab major scale and discussed order for sharps and flats
– Please review the order for sharps and flats and work on the concert Ab major scale

Beginning Strings I 1:45

Today we:

  • Practiced our new 1st finger E, 2nd finger F#, and 3rd finger G 
  • Warmed yo with “The Fabulous Mr. Ed” from our brown books
  • Learned and practiced “Mary Had a Little Lamb” from our books 
 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

Today we:

  • Learned the term “Detache Bowing”
  • Used our new techniques to play “This Little Light of Mine” from our yellow books
  • Practiced an learned “Ode to Joy” from our yellow books- played all together 
  • Ended the class by practicing our songs and some of went ahead to practice and explore  the first few pages of our green books 

What we practiced this week- October 19th

Beginning Winds 1:45 (trumpet/saxophone)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and warmed up on mouthpieces

– Worked through pages 2-6
– Discussed the importance of airflow, posture, and articulation
– Please practice pages 2-6, hot cross buns, and review your fingering chart
 

Beginning Winds 2:20 (clarinet/flute)

Today we:

– Assembled instruments and reviewed notes from last week

-Worked through pages 1-4
– Discussed the importance of airflow, posture, and articulation
– Please practice pages 1-4, and review your fingering chart
 

Advanced Winds 2:55

Today we:

– Warmed up on a concert Bb scale

– Worked through pages 2-5 of the green book
– Discussed rhythm and how to watch the conductor for time
– Please practice “A Miracle” (pg. 5), and longtones

Beginning Strings I 1:45

Today we:

* Started by going over our violin and bow techniques we’ve learned so far 
* Played through the “Dad’s Tune”
* Learned the term ‘sight reading’
* Practiced and played “Watch Those Rests” from our brown books
* Started learning our first finger E notes on the D string 
 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

Today we:

* Remembered terms like “Crescendo” and “Decrescendo” 
* Reminded ourselves of usage of entire bow – frog to tip
* Played through “Claire De Lune” from our yellow books 
* Practiced applying our new techniques and dynamics with “Marchin Along” from our yellow books

What we practiced this week- October 12th

Beginning Winds 1:45 (trumpet/saxophone)

Today we:

-reviewed sound production with mouthpieces
-reviewed/learned our first three notes E,D,C on trumpet and B,A,G on saxophone
-learned hot cross buns using our first 3 notes
-Please practice hot cross buns and review your fingering chart to learn more notes

 

 

Beginning Winds 2:20 (clarinet/flute)

Today we:

-reviewed assembly and basic embouchure
-discussed sound production and reviewed our first note concert Bb (C on clarinet)
-started working through our band book (pg 2)
-Please practice that same page from the book and reference your fingering chart for learning new notes
 

Advanced Winds 2:55

Today we:

-Warmed up on a concert Bb and concert Eb scale
-Worked on the first two pages on the green book
-rehearsed “Morning”, first two lines or so
-Please practice the first two pages of the green book and reference the fingering chart for any unknown notes

Beginning Strings I 1:45

Today we:

* Practiced bowing our D and A strings
* Learned about ‘rests’ and ‘Quarter notes’
* Checkin in with our bowing technique
* Plucked and sang the “Dad Tune” from our brown books
* Played the “Dad Tune” with our bows individually and then all together at the end of class
 

Beginning Strings II 2:25

Today we:

Checked in with our bowing technique and D major fingerings 
* Refreshed on quarter note and eighth note values
* Practiced and played ” Baa Baa Black Sheep” from our yellow books
* Started learning “Marching Along” from sour yellow books, and started thinking about applying techniques such as the use up upbow and downbow for different volume and phrasing effects
* Added crescendos and decrescendos with our pencils and thought about a way to improve the performance of “Marching Along”.. class culminated in us playing together with these things in mind