Hartman Band Weekly Lesson
Hello band students! I really miss you all and hope that you are doing well and practicing your instruments at home! I wish this could all be over, but just know that staying home really helps everyone, especially our grandparents or people who have weaker immune systems. It is probably great being home right now, although I am sure you miss your friends. Try to stay positive and use all your extra free time in a positive way!
BAND THIS SPRING:
All our performances have been cancelled. This really stinks ☹ but unfortunately it means that you do not have to worry about them! You will have these to look forward to in your middle school years.
HOWEVER, you can still accomplish a lot. Getting better at an instrument is all about practice. It is up to you now to want to invest the time in the instrument.
SET ASIDE TIME TO PRACTICE: choose a time of day to practice 20 minutes every day, just like we talked about during the year. Keep this same time every day. For example, I always try to practice my instruments right after dinner since this is the easiest time for me to remember. Try to choose a time that is easy for you to remember!
If you want something extra to do after you are done with your weekly activities, try going to musictheory.net and doing some lessons or exercises on there. Simply go to the top left and click “Lessons” or “Exercises”. There is plenty of knowledge and things to do on that website.
Another place you can go is sightreadingfactory.com. This provides some free demo songs for you to try out and get better at reading the first time you see music. I will try to get a license for you to have unlimited access. On the home page, click “Try for Free”, “Woodwind” or “Brass”, select your instrument, Level 1, 4/4 time, then “Random Suggested Key Signature”. This should get you set up to try it. If you need help on notes and note names, be sure to look in the back of your book!
ROOM: If possible, with a parent or an older sibling who played an instrument to help you. Find a room at home that is private and away from others where you will not bother them, and where your younger brothers or sisters will not be able to bother you.
Got all that? Great! Let us move on to what you should be doing this week. 😊 If you have any questions, email me at Alexander.Lunardi@ops.org or have your parents call me at the school.
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___ I play each note with correct fingering.
___ I play with good posture.
___ I use my tongue to start the air of each note.
___ I play rhythms accurately (especially the eighth notes).
___ I play the music using the correct dynamics (piano & forte).
Terms: page 16-17
Write the definition of INTERVAL:
Write the definition of CRESCENDO:
Write the definition of PICKUP NOTES:
Draw: Pages 5-16
You can use a pencil to cross off each number to help you keep track of how many times you played each one!