Westside Neighborhood School

Mondays (2:45PM - 5:15PM)

Practice the following topics this week- June 6th

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Here is our Concert Repertoire. Please make sure to practice these songs as much as possible before our final performance!

  • Ping Pong – #11
  • The Boy Scout – #16
  • Open String Swing
  • D Major Fantasy 
  • Superhero Blues

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Here is our Concert Repertoire. Please make sure to practice these songs as much as possible before our final performance!

  • Ping Pong – #11
  • The Cheerleader – #17
  • Open String Swing
  • D Major Fantasy 
  • Superhero Blues

Ukulele 3:45

Here is our Concert Repertoire. Please make sure to practice these songs as much as possible before our final performance!

  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Ain’t too proud to beg
  • D Major Fantasy 
  • Superhero Blues

Brown Book Violin 4:15

Here is our Concert Repertoire. Please make sure to practice these songs as much as possible before our final performance!

  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Open String Swing
  • D Major Fantasy 
  • Superhero Blues

Blue Book Winds 4:45

Here is our Concert Repertoire. Please make sure to practice these songs as much as possible before our final performance!

  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Shoo Fly
  • Ode to Joy
  • Open String Swing
  • D Major Fantasy 
  • Superhero Blues

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Previous Weeks:

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed “Open String Swing”, played with bow with recording
  • Introduced E on D String, listened to D Major Fantasy

 

Homework: Open String Swing with bow and D Major Fantasy plucking in guitar position

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed “Open String Swing”, played with bow with recording
    • Introduced E on D String, listened to D Major Fantasy
 

Ukulele 3:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed “D Major Fantasy” and played with recording
    • Introduced all of “Superhero Blues” and played through with recording
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Stair Climbing:

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Floatin’ on the waves:

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Brown Book Violin 4:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed “Open String Swing”, played with bow with recording
  • Reviewed E on D string, Introduced D Major Fantasy, played with recording pizzicato
  • Reviewed first 4 lines of “Superhero Blues” with recording
  • Introduced B section of Superhero Blues and played with recording

 

Homework: Open String Swing, D Major Fantasy and Superhero Blues up to C

 

Blue Book Winds 4:45

Today we:

Trumpet- 

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Reviewed Superhero Blues rhythm, played first 2 lines with recording
  • Reviewed A Section of Superhero Blues, counting and fingering with recording
  • Introduced Superhero Blues B and C Sections and played with recording

 

Homework: Lip slurs, Superhero Blues all

 

Flute- 

  • 5-note scale
  • Reviewed G and “Superhero Blues” rhythm, played first 4 lines with recording
  • Introduced high A and Bb, Superhero Blues B and C Sections and played with recording

 

Homework: pg.8, Bb scale (Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G), Superhero Blues all

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Today we:

  • Introduced “Open String Swing”, played pizzicato and with bow with recording
  • Reviewed “Superhero Blues” rhythm plucking on A string

Homework: Open String Swing and “Superhero Blues” rhythm on A string

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Today we:

  • Introduced “Open String Swing”, played pizzicato and with bow with recording
  • Played first 4 lines of “Superhero Blues” with recording

    Homework: Open String Swing and “Superhero Blues” first 4 lines

 

Ukulele 3:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed D major scale ascending
    • Introduced “D Major Fantasy” and played with recording
    • Reviewed “Superhero Blues” rhythm with F and Dmin chords
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Stair Climbing:

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Floatin’ on the waves:

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Brown Book Violin 4:15

Today we:

  • Introduced “Open String Swing”, played pizzicato and with bow with recording
    • Reviewed “Superhero Blues” rhythm and Bb & F (Mira & Madeleine)
    • Played first 4 lines of “Superhero Blues” with recording
 

Blue Book Winds 4:45

Today we:

Trumpet- 

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Reviewed “Superhero Blues” rhythm, played first 2 lines with recording
  • Introduced A Section of “Superhero Blues”, counting and fingering with recording

 

Homework: Lip slurs, “Superhero Blues” first 4 lines

 

Flute- 

  • 5-note scale
  • Reviewed G and “Superhero Blues” rhythm, played first 4 lines with recording

 

Homework: pg.8, Bb scale (Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb), “Superhero Blues” first 4 lines

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Today we:

  • Introduced guitar position,left hand position and F# 
  • Played pg. 18 #18
  • Introduced “Superhero Blues” rhythm plucking on A string

 

Homework: pg. 18 #18, “Superhero Blues” rhythm on A string

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Today we:

  • Introduced guitar position,left hand position and F# 
  • Introduced “Superhero Blues” rhythm plucking on A string

 

Homework: F# and “Superhero Blues” rhythm on A string

 

Ukulele 3:45

Today we:

    • Introduced D major scale ascending
    • Introduced “Superhero Blues” rhythm with F and Dmin chords

    Homework: D major scale, “Superhero Blues” rhythm on F and Dmin chords

Seasick:

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Stair Climbing:

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Floatin’ on the waves:

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Brown Book Violin 4:15

Today we:

    • Reviewed pg. 5 with bow and pg. 9 #26 & 27 (London)
    • Practiced and played through pg. 18 #46 focusing on steady beat and holding half notes two beats (Mira & Madeleine only)
    • Introduced Bb & F (Mira & Madeleine), “Superhero Blues” rhythm

    Homework: pg. 5 w/ bow, pg. 11, pg. 18 #46 (Madeleine & Mira only), “Superhero Blues” rhythm

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Blue Book Winds 4:45

Today we:

Trumpet- 

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Played pg. 16 #31 with steady beat, tonguing, 1st & 2nd ending
  • Introduced “Superhero Blues” rhythm on B & C
  • Introduced slurring, tie, and dotted half note

 

Homework: Lip slurs, pg. 17, “Superhero Blues” rhythm

 

Flute- 

  • 5-note scale
  • Introduced G, A, high Bb, and “Superhero Blues” rhythm
  • Played “Hot Cross Buns” (keeping air moving between notes)

 

Homework: pg.8, Bb scale (Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb), “Superhero Blues” rhythm

C, D, Eb, F

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed pg. 14 and pg. 15 #15
  • Introduced bowing quarter notes, m. 1 of #16

 

Homework: pg. 14 & 15 #12-16 with bow

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed pg. 14
  • Played pg. 15 #15
  • Introduced bowing quarter notes, m. 1 of #16

 

Homework: pg. 14 & 15 #12-16 with bow

 

Ukulele 3:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed pg. 16 & half notes
  • Played pg. 16 & “Seasick” with recordings
  • Group practice for Stairclimbing

 

Homework: pgs. 16 & 17

Seasick:

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Stair Climbing:

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Floatin’ on the waves:

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Brown Book Violin 4:15

Today we:

  • Played pg. 5 with bow 
  • Reviewed pg. 8 #23, Individual practice and played pg. 9 #26
  • Practiced and played through pg. 18 #46 focusing on steady beat (Mira & Madeleine only)

 

Homework: pg. 2-5 with bow, pg. 8 & 9 #22-27, pg. 18 #46 (Madeleine & Mira only)

 

Blue Book Winds 4:45

Today we:

Trumpet- 

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Played pg. 13 & 14 with steady beat and tonguing
  • Introduced 1st & 2nd endings, pg. 16 #31

Homework: Lip slurs, pg. 13-16 #31

 

Flute- 

  • 5-note scale
  • Reviewed pg 6 #15, keeping a steady beat
  • Introduced half notes

Homework: pgs. 6 & 7, 5-note scale Bb, C, D, Eb, F

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed half notes, up bow & down bow

  • Played pg. 14 all, pg. 15 #15

    Homework: Pgs. 8-12 pizzicato, pg. 14 & 15 #12-15 with bow

 Brown Book Violins 3:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed half notes, up bow & down bow
  • Played pg. 14 all

Homework: Pgs. 8-12 pizzicato, pg. 14 all with bow

 Ukulele 3:45

There were a few absences today, please review the pages below!

Today we:

  • Reviewed staff note names, Notes A & B
  • Played pg. 15 & 16 with recordings
  • Introduced C, half notes, & counting, played “Seasick” with recording
  • Introduced practice strategies for “Stairclimbing”

Homework: pgs. 15, 16, 17

 

Brown Book Violin 4:15

Today we:

  • Played pg. 8 #22 & 23 
  • Introduced F# and played pg. 9 #24 & 25
  • Practiced and played through pg. 18 #46 focusing on straight wrist and intonation (Mira & Madeleine only)

Homework: pg. 2-5 with bow, pg. 8 & 9 #22-27, pg. 18 #46 (Madeleine & Mira only)

 Blue Book Winds 4:45

Today we:

Trumpet- 

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Pg. 13 #26 keeping a steady beat, counting in head, not stopping to fix mistakes
  • Started working on #27

Homework: Lip slurs, G major scale, pg. 13 #27 steady beat and tonguing all notes

 

Flute- 

  • 5-note scale
  • Played through pg. 5 #13 & pg 6 #15
  • Introduced half notes

Homework: pgs. 5, 6 & 7, 5-note scale Bb, C, D, Eb, F

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed half notes, up bow & down bow
  • Played pg. 14 all

 

Homework: Pgs. 8-12 pizzicato, pg. 14 & 15 #12-15

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed bow hold, up bow & down bow
  • Introduced half note
  • Played pg. 14 #12

 

Homework: Pgs. 8-12 pizzicato, pg. 14 #12 & 13

 

Ukulele 3:45

There were a few absences today, please review the pages below!

Today we:

  • Reviewed pg. 12 chord exercise
  • Played Ain’t Too Proud to Beg without & with recording
  • Introduced staff note names, Notes A & B
  • Played pg. 15 & 16

Homework: pgs. 14, 15, 16

Brown Book Violin 4:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed up bow & down bow
  • Played exercises on pg. 2, 4 & 5 with bow
  • Practiced and played pg. 8 #22 & 23 (Harley, Josephine, London)
  • Practiced and played through pg. 18 #46 focusing on straight wrist and intonation (Mira & Madeleine only)

 

Homework: pg. 2-5 with bow, pg. 8 #22 & 23, pg. 18 #46 (Madeleine & Mira only)

 

Blue Book Winds 4:45

Today we:

 

Trumpet- 

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Pg. 13 #26 keeping a steady beat, counting in head and tonguing

 

Homework: Lip slurs, G major scale, pg. 13 #26 counting in head

 

Flute- 

  • Reviewed 5-note scale
  • Pg. 5 #13, practicing switching fingers without looking

 

Homework: pgs. 5 & 6, 5-note scale Bb, C, D, Eb, F

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Today we:

  • Reviewed rest & playing position, pizzicato technique, and pg. 12
  • Reviewed bow care and bow hold, playing half notes on the E string
    • Half notes get 2 beats!

Homework: Pgs. 8-12, and page 14 songs #12 & 13

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed bow care and bow hold
  • Played quarter notes on E string

Homework: Pgs. 8-12, bowing 4 quarter notes on each string

 

Ukulele 3:45

There were a few absences today, please review the pages below!

Today we:

  • Practiced switching from C-G and F-G chords
  • Played Three Little Birds with recording
  • Introduced Ain’t Too Proud to Beg chords and rhythm

 

Homework: pgs. 13 & 14

 Three Little Birds:

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Ain’t Too Proud to Beg:

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Brown Book Violin 4:15

Today we:

  • Reviewed bow care and bow hold
  • Played pg. 2 #1-4 with bow
  • Practiced and played pg. 8 #22
  • Practiced and played through pg. 18 #46 m. 1-4 (Mira & Madeleine only)

 

Homework: pg. 2-4 with bow, pg. 8 #22 & 23, pg. 18 #46 (Madeleine & Mira only)

 

Blue Book Winds 4:45

Today we:

Trumpet- (remember your book!)

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), added 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Reviewed G major scale, tonguing while switching notes

Homework: Lip slurs, G major scale, pg. 13 counting in head

 

Flute- (remember your book!)

  • Reviewed fingerings for D, Eb, F, and Bb
  • Introduced C
  • Introduced 5 note scale Bb, C, D, Eb, F

Homework: pg. 2-4, 5 note scale Bb, C, D, Eb, F

Blue Book Violin 2:45

Welcome Back! Today we:

  • Reviewed rest & playing position, pizzicato technique, pgs. 8-11
  • Introduced pg. 12 #11
  • Reviewed bow care and bow hold, playing 4 quarter notes on each string

 

Homework: Pgs. 8-12, bowing 4 quarter notes on each string

 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

Welcome Back! Today we:

  • Reviewed rest & playing position, pizzicato technique, pgs. 8-11
    • Introduced pg. 12 #11
 

Ukulele 3:45

Welcome Back! Today we:

  • Reviewed all chords up to G, pg. 8, 9, & 11 with recordings
    • Introduced Three Little Birds chord progression 
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Brown Book Violin 4:15

Welcome Back! Today we:

  • Introduced guitar position and finger taps practice technique
  • Practiced and played pg. 8 #20, 21, 22
  • Practiced and played through pg. 18 #46 m. 1-4 (Mira only)

 

Homework: pg. 8, pg. 18 #46 (Madeleine & Mira only)

 

Blue Book Winds 4:45

Welcome Back!

Trumpet-

  • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), added 4th partial for 1&2, 1, & open
  • Introduced G major scale

 

Homework: Lip slurs, G major scale, pg. 13 counting in head

 

Flute- 

  • Reviewed fingerings for D, Eb, and F
  • Played song #5, 7, 11
  • Introduced Bb

 

Homework: pg. 2-4, pg. 6 #15 (skip the Cs)

Blue Book Violin 2:45

  • Play and Sing Jingle Bells for your family over the break!
  • Continue to play pages 8-11 in your books!

(Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing), pg. 8-11 plucking (pizzicato) 

Brown Book Violins 3:15

  • Play and Sing Jingle Bells for your family over the break!
  • Continue to play pages 8-11 in your books!

(Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing)

Ukulele 3:45

  • Play Jingle Bells for your family over the break!

  • Work on pages 6-12, and play along to the songs below:

Brown Book Violin 4:15

  • Play Jingle Bells over the break for your family!
  • Work on pages 15-18 over the break
  • New Note B!

Blue Book Winds 4:45

  • Trumpet- 

    • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2
    • Play Jingle Bells pg. 19 over the holiday break for family!

    Flute- 

    • Review fingerings for D, Eb, and F
    • Take a look at fingerings for C and Bb on pages 5-6
    • See if you can play Jingle Bells using new notes C and Bb!

Blue Book Violins 2:45

  • Jingle Bells!
    • All open strings -E-A-G
    • Can you sing and play along?!
  • (Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing), pg. 8-11 plucking (pizzicato)

Brown Book Strings 3:15

  • Jingle Bells!
    • All open strings -E-A-G
    • Can you sing and play along?!

(Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing) 

Ukulele 3:45

  • G major chord
    • practice chord progression exercise on pg. 12
  • Jingle Bells!
    • Can you play and sing at the same time?!

 

Brown Book Violin 4:15

  • Reviewed playing position and left hand position
  • Introduced F# & G on D string
  • Introduced Jingle Bells, played through Lines 1 & 2 just Gs and F#s (more experienced students played all notes w/ bow)
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  • (Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing)

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Blue Book Winds 4:45

  • Trumpet- 

    • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), 4th partial for 1&2
    • Introduced Jingle Bells, playing rhythm as written

    Homework: Jingle Bells pg. 19

     

    Flute- 

    • Reviewed fingerings for D, Eb, and F
    • Introduced Jingle Bells, playing only Ds, Ebs, and Fs

    Homework: Jingle Bells pg. 19 (only Ds, Ebs, Fs)

What we learned and practiced 11/15:

Blue Book Violins 2:45

  • Great job playing through pgs. 8 -11 (pizzicato)
    • Do you remember what is a whole rest?
  • Try to play pg.6 with bow

(Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing), pg. 8-11 plucking (pizzicato)

Brown Book Strings 3:15

    • Do you remember what is a quarter rest?
    • Try to play pgs. 8 – 11

(Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing) 

Ukulele 3:45

Brown Book Violin 4:15

  • Reviewed playing position, supporting instrument with chin rest
    • Good work adding the left hand position
    • 1st finger E on the D string
    • Play pg. 8 songs #20 & 21
  • (Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing)

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Blue Book Winds 4:45

  • Trumpet- 

    • Lip slur warm-ups (low G-C), added 4th partial for A
      Reviewed pg. 13 #25 & 26, counting and fingering strategy for learning new songs

      Homework: Buzz on mouthpiece to warm-up, Lip slurs, C major scale, pg. 13 all (counting & fingering and counting in your head while playing)

  • Flute- 

    Reviewed breathing and whole notes
    Introduced tonguing and played through pgs. 2 & 3
    Introduced F

    Homework: Tonguing, Breathing, pg. 1-4 #1-10

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  • What we learned and practiced 11/8:

    Blue Book Violins 2:45

    • Great work everyone!
    • Play the music on pg.6 with bow
    • Play the music on pgs. 8 & 9 plucking (pizzicato)
    • (Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing)

    Brown Book Strings 3:15

    • Practice rest and playing position,

    • Play the songs on pg. 6 with the bow

    • (Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing)

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    Ukulele 3:45

    • 8, 9, & 10 (play along with recordings below

    Brown Book Violin 4:15

    • Work on your Chin hold, bow hold and arm motion,

    • Read pages. 2-5 plucking and with bow, (Reminder: “Smiling bows are happy bows” and loosen bow hair when done playing)

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    Blue Book Winds 4:45

    • Trumpet- 

      • Homework: Buzz on mouthpiece to warm-up, Lip slurs, C major scale, pg. 13 all (counting & fingering and counting in your head while playing)

      • Introduced pg. 13, counting and fingering strategy for learning new songs

      • Introduced lip slur warm-ups (low G-C)

    • Flute- (same as last week)

      • Homework: Tonguing, Breathing, pg. 1-3 All

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!