Thursday March 31st/ Rehearsal # 12

Week of April 1st/ Class # 8
March 31, 2016
Week of March 31st/ Class #8
April 1, 2016

Thursday March 31st/ Rehearsal # 12

Greetings, Intermediate Singers!

Thank you for your hard work and lovely performance for Maestro Escalada this evening! I was so proud of your singing and how well you have learned and memorized your two songs, and El Pambiche Lento is sounding great, too. We will have a great time at Saturday’s festival – please see the details below and read some action items to take care of before Saturday, and later in the week after Festival. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!!

Trivia Question:¬†What is a siesta? ūüôā

Saturday April 2nd

Cantabile’s Sixth Annual Festival for Young Voices

With Guest Clinician and Conductor Oscar Escalada, Argentina

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
**Choirs: Intermediate, Ensemble, Vocalise, Bravi & VTG
Uniform: Red Cantabile Polo shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers
Call Time: 10 AM
Free Concert: 2 PM

***Children MUST bring your own lunch!!!!****

Action Items

  • Un Lorito de Verapaz¬†‚Ästthis sounded really great today! Sing and review at home, ¬†work on the dynamic contrasts, remember our¬†collective breath¬†as part of the pick-up to the new phrase. Practice this at home, but allow the breath to feel easy and natural ¬†‚Äst¬†just an extension of the musical line.
  • Tres canciones de los elementos¬†‚ÄstEscuchar al viento¬†still¬†requires some review ‚Äď both parts need to check¬†those pitches which we worked on today.¬†Listen¬†and review with your music, and remember the fire and passion we found for¬†Fuego!¬†On a whole, the entire piece¬†sounds lovely.
  • El Pambiche Lento¬†‚Äď this is really coming along! Continue to¬†listen¬†and review your Spanish ¬†‚Äď and have fun dancing to this upbeat song!
  • Goza mi callipso ‚Ästcontinue to review and memorize at home!
  • Pueblito, mi pueblito ‚Äststudy your music and have it memorized for Saturday!¬†Continue to use¬†this source¬†to help with pronunciation, translation, and to listen.

Later in the week:

Musicianship A: This week, please complete pages 31-33 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 just around the corner! 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 (in solfege)
  • 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: This week, please complete pages 31-33 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 around the corner! 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: A siesta is an afternoon rest or nap, especially one taken during the hottest hours of the day in a hot climate.

See you Saturday!

Katie

 

 

 

 

 

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