Greetings, Intermediate Singers,
Thank you very much for your hard work and focus last night – we again embarked upon some much-needed part-work and we are now almost ready to have some serious fun with these songs! Get ready for much movement and imaginative exploration as we turn these songs into adventurous works of art – and please, keep up the good work and positive energy – I cherish your friendships and your excitement for singing!
Trivia Question: We have started another song, Can You Hear Me (please watch this week) written by one of our favorite composers, Bob Chilcott. Where does Bob Chilcott live?
Practice Log: It is very important to practice at home, and to know how much you are doing each week. At Cantabile, we expect our Intermediate singers to practice at least 20 minutes per day. Please use this practice log every Thursday morning as a tool to record the approximate number of minutes you have practiced that week (for example, Week of 10/20: 106 min). This does not include musicianship homework. The singer who has logged the most number of minutes will receive a special prize on the last day of rehearsal!
Action Items – Stay tuned for vocal tracks of individual parts coming in the next few weeks
Earth Meets Sky
For the Beauty of the Earth
Koo-see-ma-ma, mee-mee koo-see-ma-ma, nah yoo-pen-doh, nah tai-mah-nee, wa-toh-toh nee kah-ree-boo doo-nee-yah
My Maple Tree and Me
Lovely job improvising your Flower Rhythms, playing and chanting the written Flower Rhythms and composing your own rhythms! You also studied the difference between Key Signatures and Time Signatures, and worked on sight-singing in the key of G major.
**Advanced Intermediate B singers – Below is an assignment from a few weeks ago which I was not able to follow up on due to to my absence and which we did not get to last night – please continue to prepare again for next week, and in addition, write in nature-themed lyrics for each song (careful to make the words fit the rhythms!) write in dynamics and a few articulations to enhance the interest of the songs. **If this is complete, please pick one or two to transcribe and transpose onto Noteflight, in a new key! (for example, take the first piece and rewrite it in the key of F major):
1. Identify the key of each melody (please note, one is in minor!)
2. Write in as much solfege as you need to sight-sing the song
3. Sight-sing each melody until you feel you have mastered it – be sure to find an accurate starting pitch from either a piano or some sort of instrument at home.
4. Be prepared to sing one with the rest of the advanced group for me next week.
Trivia Answer: Oxford, England!
Have a great weekend! See you next Thursday!