October 24, 2015

Hello JO Students and Parents!

Students: It’s time to practice your music at certain tempos!  Please use the following tempos when you are practicing:

Glorioso:              quarter note = 140
Seraglio:              quarter note = 116
Pachelbel’s:         quarter note = 80
Barcarolle:           dotted-quarter = 60
Cumberland:       slow quarter note = 60
                            fast quarter note = 100
Ode to Joy:         quarter note = 112

It is important that you spend quality time each day practicing some part of the music.  There are still a few of you that do not know all the notes yet, so pick a spot that you are still having trouble with, whether it be the notes, the tempo, or the rhythm. As you practice, keep in mind the things that were discussed in rehearsal and be sure to mark anything in your music that will help you to play the music better.

Here is the tentative schedule for next Saturday’s rehearsal:

9:00        tune
9:10        Glorioso
               Seraglio
               Pachelbel’s
               Barcarolle
               Cumberland
               Ode to Joy
10:15     break
10:30     Sectionals:  Glorioso
                                  Barcarolle
                                  Ode to Joy

The concert will be here before you know it!  We do not have many rehearsals left before our first school performance, so it is important to perfect your music now.   The better you play all the notes, the more fun you will have playing in the orchestra.

Practicing your music using the correct tempos AND correct bowings as your goal! 

Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Austell

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