Greetings, Intermediate Singers,
Thank you for your great work in last night’s rehearsal. I could tell from your singing and the questions you answered that many of you had practiced your songs and diligently read the blog. Even in these first few weeks I continue to hear growth in the beauty and depth of your sound, and your hard work and focus is impressive. Keep up the good work to ensure some wonderful Spring performances!
Trivia Question: Where does the song “Kimineero” come from and what does “to me inkum killy-kum kimo” mean?
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
For the Beauty of the Earth
My Maple Tree and Me
Lovely job playing and saying your Rain Rhythms, reviewing C major, , the Chromatic scale, and sight-singing “Sing With Us” This week:
Lovely job with those tricky tree rhythms, and improvising flower rhythms! Your solfege in B-flat was lovely, and your melodic dictations looked really good. This week:
Trivia Answer: Kimineero comes from Nova Scotia and those words are popular nonsense syllables used to add fun and rhythmic “fillers” between verses and choruses in folk songs from around the world.
Have a great weekend! See you next Thursday!