Thursday April 14th/ Rehearsal # 14

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Thursday April 14th/ Rehearsal # 14

Greetings, Intermediate Singers!

Thank you for a great rehearsal this evening  – we had a number of singers away on Spring Break trips, but you still made great strides in many important songs for our upcoming Spring Concert on Saturday May 14th.  Keep up the good work – continuing studying, listening, and memorizing your songs at home.

Trivia Question: What type of bird is a halcyon?

Action Items for this Week:

  • Review and memorize Seize the Day  – we are adding movements to this next week!
  • Listen to and review Seven Wonders (memorized by 04/28) – please go over all the sections in 3-part harmony very carefully! Review by singing your line in solfege.
  • Listen to and review Wild Mountain Thyme(this should be memorized) – please go over all the sections in 2 and 3-part harmony very carefully! Review by singing your line in solfege. Also remember the beautiful vowels we want to sing on all those long, sustained notes.
  • Listen to and review Ratlin’ Bog(memorized by 04/21)
  • Listen to and review Like a Singing Bird (memorized by 04/28)
  • Keep reviewing Un Lorito de Verapaz- you are singing this in the concert with Prep 3!
  • Listen to Give Us Hope and Come and Sing, two of our massed songs in the concert.

*Musicianship A: Excellent work in class today – our work with the rhythm dice displayed that you can really play and count a number of complex patterns, and our activities in G major displayed great skills in sight-singing and dictation. This week, please complete pages 37-40 in Book 2. Those of you finished with Book 2 should continue reviewing all pages, and doing activities on musictheory.net.

*Please remember your exam is most definitely next week on Thursday April 21st – you are well prepared, but please keep studying! This is what you need to know:

Music Theory:

  • All Prep 3 skills
  • Identify and explain time signatures with 8 on the bottom
  • Write a major scale (C, G, and F major)
  • Write in counts for rhythms including 16th notes
  • Increased vocabulary (added tempos and articulation markings)

Aural Skills:

  • Sing a diatonic scale (C, G, and F major)
  • Sing a tonic triad (insolfege)
  • Take simple dictation in C, G, and F major
  • Identify whole and half steps
  • Sight read melodies in C, G, and F major

*Musicianship B:  Great work in class today! Keep reviewing how we count those complex rhythms, and continue to memorize the order of sharps, flats, and all the major key signatures. Please review intervals with the help of the listening activities in your book, and the intervals section in the site musictheory.net. This week, please complete pages 37-40 in Book 3. Those of you finished with Book 3 should continue reviewing all pages, and doing activities on musictheory.net.

*Please remember your exam is just most definitely next week, on Thursday April 21st! You are well prepared, but please keep studying! This is what you need to know:

Music Theory

  • All Intermediate A skills
  • Identify all major key signatures
  • Know the order of sharps and flats
  • Identify and write all diatonic intervals
  • Write in counts for rhythms with mixed sixteenth and eighth notes

Aural Skills

  • All Intermediate A skills
  • Sight read in keys up to two sharps or flat
  • Do simple dictation in those keys
  • Identify intervals

Sing a tonic and dominant triads (on solfege)

Trivia Answer: There are two types:

1. A tropical Asian and African kingfisher with brightly colored plumage.

2. A mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and waves into calm.

Which type of halcyon do you think is the “singing bird?”

Have a great weekend. See you Thursday!

Katie

 

 

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