Avanti Blog #9, March 19th

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Greeting from home, Avanti!  I hope you and your families are all well and adjusting to this very unusual time.  I know our current circumstances are difficult and stressful; I feel lucky to have music in my life as a source of comfort, and I hope you feel the same.  We’ve been hard at work here at Cantabile, figuring out how we can best bring to you as much of the Cantabile experience as is humanly possible under these conditions. One way or another, we will keep singing!  

 

Action Items

  • Watch: Greetings From Home Video: Avanti Learning Videos
  • SRF:  Yes!  There will always be some sight reading to do!  (Some things never change, har-har.) Take this time to dig into your sight reading.  🙂
  • Musicianship:  We will be working on intervals and song form.  See details below!  
  • Messe Breve:  If we had met this week, we would’ve done a MEMORY CHECK on Sanctus and Agnus Dei.  Using the provided recording in an earlier Blog post, do an at-home memory check for yourself. Hopefully by next week we will have a way for you to submit recordings!  
  • Songs For The People:  Using provided rehearsal tracks, see if you can learn notes and rhythms up to the bottom of page 8.

 

Musicianship:

  • Download and print out the following:  “How Far?” How Far? Interval Song Avanti , “Cradle Song” Cradle Song For Avanti, “Turn The Glass Over” Turn The Glasses Over For Avanti
  • All the following videos can be found here:  Avanti Learning Videos
  • Watch the “How Far?” Interval Song Video!  Work through the song with me, then go it alone, using a keyboard to help you check your work.
  • Watch the Cantabile Interval Song Video!  I sing each interval first, then do a note check on the keyboard.  Use the video to practice with me, then see if you can do the Cantabile Interval Song on your own.
  • Watch the Song Form Video!  (Apologies for the camera work on this one.)  We will take a look at the form of Schubert’s “Cradle Song”.  Then, using what you’ve learned, see if you can decipher the form of the “Turn The Glass Over”.  And finally, pull out El Cielo! and see if you can decipher its form.  

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