Dear 4th Grade Families,
Here are the practice tasks for this upcoming week.
Note Reading – Please review all the notes we have learned on the D and A strings. I suggest practice notating these notes on the staff. In addition, practice reading and playing these notes. Your flash cards will help immensely with this. Essential Elements exercises #10 – 16 on pages six through eight I think are a great resource to review the notes on the D string. In addition, exercises #23 to 31 on pages 10 and 11.
Olympic Fanfare Measures 35 to the end. Please listen to the recording I provided to get the tune in your head. https://www.jwpepper.com/Olympic-Fanfare/10062532.item#/submit. Please clap out the rhythm, while saying the rhythmic syllables as we do in class. Then practice the rhythms notated on open D or A string. Next add the notes. Remember slow and steady learns the piece the fastest. If you practice at a slow tempo and gradually increase the tempo you will see how fast you learn the notes.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me from 8:00 to 8:15 on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. Enjoy the three day weekend.
All the best,