Cary Band Curriculum - 4/29/2020
Happy Wednesday! Great discussion yesterday with our google meet. Here’s a quick breakdown of what we discussed:
Fun stuff online - Gave you access to a google doc that has lots of fun resources for musicians. It’s OK to go down this virtual rabbit hole of awesome music! That doc link is https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mM-H-M61OiNdAjUMzDdB1hygiM5CAmbzeATqcLP8xyY/edit?usp=sharing
SmartMusic - I found a way to get the 1st movement of our marching band show to be shared with you. Don’t treat all the sounds you hear as real. The MIDI sounds from SmartMusic aren’t as refined as Andrew Markworth’s sound file. Here is the SmartMusic file - https://asm.smartmusic.com/index.html?bundle=https://library.smartmusic.com/practice/public/bundles/619282-e749d52c87b8687d550a6fbe1d966d17679a7f12cb3f6d677333211317226ecc$$jKOUSWsV1HGLWnLIE0zrKtZyhVWAb7pP5gq0KOGy%2B1xMZD2HKYKJ9LIgte4tSSQJpLVwo809xRTbH3OuHXF2kryAx74IFyU=--JhZPH9SCiw9lshz3--p1j%2Bot7ZL3y3GV%252FKV%252FUN3Q==.json and here is the good MIDI recording of the 1st movement - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BVx1QGFgWW6h3pZDxbwTPumQ1XaWi8rU/view?usp=sharing
Listening assignment - will be turned in via GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Some great listening has been happening with the students! Bravo!
Digital Cary Band - next week, we will start to have virtual sectionals. It will look like this:
Microphones off when we all play
Mr. Foster might ask individuals to play, so mic on then
What will we play?
Blue book warmups
Tunes from the blue and green book. If you can use them via SmartMusic, awesome. If not, I’ll send a PDF in the comments section for you to open and play with.
Audition placement music - TBD
Times for each (this is all 9th, 10th, and 11th grades)
Monday - Flutes - 1:00-1:30
Tuesday - Clarinets and Bass Clarinet - 1:00-1:30
Wednesday - Saxophones (all) - 1:00-1:30
Thursday - Trumpets and French Horns - 1:00-1:30
Friday - Low Brass (Trombone/Baritone/Tuba) - 11:00-11:30
Friday - Percussion - 11:30-12:00
Thursday Google Meet - @ 2:00pm. https://meet.google.com/zbd-nyqf-obr?pli=1&authuser=0 Review what the video assignments have been teaching us. Bring your own questions to the table. Don’t forget that I’d like to have your 20 second videos in my hands soon. I’m making a welcome video for 8th graders this week. During this google time, I will begin talking/showing you the process we will use for drum major selections.
Video for today - http://joinsll.com/leadership-university-unit-9-getting-along-with-others/GREAT discussion about the subject that makes EVERYTHING work. Please check it out!
DID YOU MISS AN ANNOUNCEMENT? I’VE BEEN SAVING THEM ALL IN THE FOLLOWING LINK. - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mM-H-M61OiNdAjUMzDdB1hygiM5CAmbzeATqcLP8xyY/edit?usp=sharing
Miss you guys. I miss playing the basics like making a concert F sound awesome with a great attack, sustain, and release. I miss hearing the ring of our band room after a really in tune chord. Miss hearing clean percussion beats. I miss seeing and being amazed by our color guard performing with energy and passion. I miss enjoying all those things with you guys. Hope we can be together soon.