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Monday, January 30, 2017

String Update and Assignment

After two weeks with no lessons (ahh!), we were finally able to start properly learning some of these tunes :)

Fourth Graders
4A, 4B, 4C:  All fourth grade students finished learning Strings Will Rock You.  It sounds fantastic!   We also began to work on Final Countdown, and got up to measure 16.  Next week, we will start their featured 4th Grade piece, the Surprise Symphony.

Assignment for 4th graders:
  • D Scale
  • Final Countdown - review what we did in lessons today, then see if you can read ahead on your own up to measure 32.
  • Strings Will Rock You

Fifth Graders
5A and 5B:  The fifth graders have also been spending time on Final Countdown.  The 5th grade violinists even made it all the way up to rehearsal!  Next week will will start a new combined piece, the Blue Danube Waltz.

Assignment for 5th graders:
  • D Scale
  • Final Countdown
  • Strings Will Rock You

Here are some videos to check out...they are not exactly like the pieces we are playing, but listening to them will help you get the tunes in your head! :)

Strings Will Rock You - 4th AND 5th Grade

Surprise Symphony - 4th Grade ONLY

Final Countdown - 4th AND 5th Grade

Blue Danube Waltz - 4th AND 5th Grade  (the part we are playing starts at 1:39)

...And last but not least, here's a video of our viola/cello/bass group practicing their accompaniment part to Final Countdown:

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