Avanti Rehearsal Blog

Dear Ensemble Singers,

This week we started on repertoire for our Spring Concert. Please use the guidelines below for practice and be sure to review specific assignments. I will have a schedule for memory next week!

Action Items for Next Week:

  • Loch Lomond: Review your part and be able to differentiate between dotted and even eighth notes.

 

  • Like a Singing Bird: Review your parts through measure 84.
  • Quiet Land of Erin: Review your parts through measure 34.
  • Eu e Você: Review the whole piece and begin memorizing.

 

Rehearsal Review and Practice Notes:

 

  • Loch Lomond

 

      • We sang through the whole thing
      • We worked on the differences between dotted eighths and even eighths
      • Please review carefully–be prepared to sing your melody sections on your own
      • Here is a recording for you to use in your practice: http://www.sbmp.com/SR2.php?CatalogNumber=1218

 

  • Like a Singing Bird

 

 

  • Quiet Land of Erin

 

 

  • Eu e Você

 

    • We briefly reviewed this piece.
    • Please spend some time on your own reviewing your part and start memorizing.
    • This will need to be memorized soon!
    • Here is a recording you can use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF6gfSj5Anc

 

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General Musicianship Notes:

Please be sure you are going back and making all corrections Gwen asks you to make!

 

Musicianship A

We reviewed what you need to know for your test on 4/20:

  • All Major and Minor key signatures (identify and write)
  • Short rhythmic dictation in 6/8

We started a key signature review sheet, which will be just like the exam. It is attached here if you missed rehearsal. Please finish it on your own. I will go through the answers next week: Musicianship A Key Sig Review (6 April 2016)

For next week: Complete pages 37-40 of Book IV.

 

Musicianship B

We reviewed triads, both reading, writing, and identifying. This will be on your exam on 4/20!

 

For next week: Complete pages 37-40 of Book V.

 

See you all on Wednesday!

 

Laney

 

April 7, 2016

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Dear Ensemble Singers, This week we started on repertoire for our Spring Concert. Please use the guidelines below for practice and be sure to review specific assignments. I will have a schedule for memory next week! Action Items for Next Week: Loch Lomond: Review your part and be able to differentiate between dotted and even eighth notes.   Like a […]
March 31, 2016

March 30, 2016/Rehearsal #12

Dear Ensemble singers, This is a very busy week. Please take a look at the blog and practice now! Reminders: Here are the events for the rest of this week: Thursday 3/31: Clinic with Maestro Escalada 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC. Saturday, 4/2: Festival Day! Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto Uniform: Black Cantabile t-shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers […]
March 24, 2016

March 23, 2016/Rehearsal #11

Dear Ensemble singers, You are working very hard, and I continue to be impressed with the excellent progress we have been making in rehearsal. Keep it up! Only one more rehearsals before we meet with Maestro Escalada! Reminders: Next week is Festival Week! Please be sure these events are on your calendar. They are required! Wednesday 3/30: Regular rehearsal Thursday 3/31: […]
March 17, 2016

March 16, 2016/Rehearsal #10

Dear Ensemble singers, You are working very hard, and I continue to be impressed with the excellent progress we have been making in rehearsal. Keep it up! Only two more rehearsals before we meet with Maestro Escalada! Reminders: We have a Clinic with Maestro Escalada on Thursday, March 31st from 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC. Please be sure this is […]
March 10, 2016

March 9, 2016/Rehearsal #9

Dear Ensemble singers, We continued to work through festival repertoire in rehearsal on Wednesday. I have attached the document I gave you that outlines everything we are singing at the Festival, and when it needs to be memorized. As we discussed this week, keep up the at-home work! You know what it takes, now go forth and memorize! Action Items […]
March 4, 2016

March 2, 2016/Rehearsal #8

Dear Ensemble singers, We are making great progress on our Festival music! Please, keep working hard at home so we can continue to make music in rehearsal! Action Items for Next Week: Memorize for next rehearsal: Goza mi Calipso (memorized 3/9) El Pambiche Lento (memorized 3/9) Review for next week (see below for things to review): La Gran Ronda Pueblito, […]
February 25, 2016

February 24, 2016/Rehearsal #7

Dear Ensemble singers, Great singing and reading in rehearsal on Wednesday! Action Items for Next Week:   Review for next rehearsal (see below for things to review):   Goza mi Calipso (memorized 3/9) El Pambiche Lento (memorized 3/9) La Gran Ronda   Memorize Plena–Small groups next week   Complete Musicianship Assignments as outlined on your schedule and below   Rehearsal […]
February 4, 2016

February 3, 2016/Rehearsal #5

Dear Ensemble singers, Thank you for your hard work and professionalism on Saturday. You did such a wonderful job! AND we had a great rehearsal on Wednesday as well. It is always so refreshing to start some new music, and we had a lot of fun with these Latin pieces! Action Items for Next Week:   Review for Wednesday (see […]