Dear 5th Grade Families,
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here are the practice tasks for this week.
Essential Elements #36 to Prepare for A Very Short History of Music
Accelerando within the 5th measure.
D Major Scale Rhythm Variations to Prepare for Caissons Go Rolling Along: Eighth Notes and Whole Notes, Dotted Quarter-Eighth-Quarter-Quarter Rhythm
Practice D Major scale on 8th notes and whole notes. Remember there are two eighths within a quarter note and a whole note gets four beats. You will use less bow for eighth notes and more bow for whole notes.
Rhythm for Caissons Go Rolling Along: Dotted Quarter-Eighth-Quarter-Quarter
Play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on this rhythm. This rhythm frequently comes up within the piece The Caissons Go Rolling Along.
Essential Elements #158
Please make sure G on the E string is played correctly. This is the first note we are learning on the E string for violins. Remember it is two fingers on the E string and it is a low second finger. That means it’s in between our first and second tape. It is the same fingering for F natural and C natural just on the E string.
A Very Short History of Music
Please practice the accelerando within measures 61 – 65. First practice at a slow tempo than gradually work up to performance tempo. It is essential to get the notes in your fingers first. Remember to also be patient with yourself 🙂
The Caissons Go Rolling Along
Measures 37 – 40 where cellos and basses have the dotted quarter, eighth, quarter, quarter rhythm and violins and violas have whole notes. Please ensure your rhythm is accurate within these measures.