"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." Johann Sebastian Bach
We are resuming classes this Tuesday January 26. All the same protocols are in place. If you do not feel comfortable joining in yet please come back when you are ready. We have missed you!!
AHS is allowing Homeschool cohorts to gather again for educational purposes. https://www.alberta.ca/.../edc-covid-19-home-education... We are hoping to go back to class this week. Just working on a couple of items. Looking forward to seeing you all again!!
Hi all, I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather we are having, it's so nice to be warm in December. How's your practicing going? I'm going to upload a few more soundtracks for senior band so you have some fun stuff to work on. These go with the Flex books you have at home. For Intermediate and Beginner keep working with the KJOS tracks. You may work ahead a page or 2. If you read the orange boxes in your books you will find the definitions of all the new things on the page. Also, watch for those arrows that show you extra stuff in the back of the book and spend some time working on the green "for only" lines, to improve on your individual instrument.
If someone else in your family is playing from the same book, have some fun playing together, especially with the duets, rounds and band arrangements.
How are your mini concerts coming? You can publish your songs on your individual YouTube channel and send me the links or you can drop off a memory stick and I will publish it. I'm so excited to see what you are working on. You can also use drop box (I think).
below, find a link that takes you to a website that has all kinds of free music to try.
Hi all, just wanted to send you my first contribution to our mini concert. It's unedited, mistakes and all, just to encourage you not to be afraid to try. We'll be thrilled to see whatever you do!
So here is "Christmas Time is here" on flute - the instrument I have the least experience on. I worked through the lesson books 5 years ago to see if I could do it, and to remind myself just how difficult it is to learn an instrument.
I hope you are taking up my challenge and I will be able to see your videos soon!
Because of the new restrictions we have cancelled until January. I miss you all!! Make my day. Create a concert at home. Practice with KJOS or whatever other music you have. Plan numbers with your family. Include a master of ceremonies who introduces numbers or tells a funny music joke. Dress up! Record your concert and share it with us through your choice of media or save it on a memory stick and drop it by. We want to see just what you can do! I'm going to pick a number from my files and do the same for you! I can't wait to see your creative ideas!
Due to Government restrictions, there will be no band for the next two weeks. We will be adding a class in December and a class in May to make up the shortfall.
Please continue practicing, we want to begin recording when we are back in class. We hope to produce a virtual concert in January.
Continue with the current list of songs. We want to record YMCA, Reflection and Carol of the Bells first, with 2 more weeks under our belt maybe even more.
Hymn of Thanksgiving, Hey Ho, and Rock Island express are possibilities for recording. We got to the top of page 18 in the last class so I suggest you can safely work to the bottom of page 18.. Use this time to perfect what you know. Scales are important. Use the extra exercises in the back of the book. Practice your high notes, your low notes and any alternate fingerings
Jingle Bells and Laughing Song might be recorded. We started into page 15 this week. Please work to the bottom of page 15 for now.
Here's the question for this week:
Put these terms in order from slowest to fastest (don't be afraid to research some of the ones you don't know)
Here is you question for this week, Feel free to google if you're unsure of some of these things:
Instruments are grouped into families. I want you to pick a family (does not have to match what you play) and name 3 different instruments in that family.
Post in the comments! (Worth 4 points)