October 6, 2018

JO - Rehearsal Notes (10-6-18)

JO Students and Parents:

Rehearsals are starting to move faster and therefore, our expectations are higher and practicing at home is becoming more important. Between JO rehearsals, each member should be practicing his or her JO music at least four times for at least 20 minutes per time. If at all possible, practice with a metronome!

Here are the recommended practice tempos (for now):

                Freedom Finale                Majestic: mm=88, Slightly faster: mm=96

                Surprise Symphony        Andante: mm=92, measure 41: mm=88, measure 63: mm=92

                Barber of Seville              Allegro vivo: mm=136, Coda: mm=144

                Finale                                mm=120

                Polar Express                  Beginning: mm=108

                                                          Measure 25: mm=78

                                                          Measure 51: mm=144

                                                          Measure 84: mm=108

                                                          Measure 120: mm=88

                                                          Measure 135: mm=136

Enjoy the excerpts you can play well, BUT be sure to practice your challenging excerpts MORE



THIS WEEK:       Be sure to arrive at the AYS Building by 8:45

                            Be sure to have your instrument, music, pencil, and a tuner (if you own one)

Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Austell


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