September 12, 2016

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!

Practice Priorities for the Upcoming Week:

Chaconne and March (the entire piece; Chaconne at 76 beats per minute; March at 96)

Second Storm (the entire piece; beginning at 88 beats per minute; m. 17 at 120)

Sword Dance (the entire piece; 116 beats per minute)

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

Specifics for Strings

Be sure to SUBDIVIDE when you practice,

Chaconne and March: Violins and Violas – check out measures 97-113 and 140-153

Cellos – check out measures 141-151

Cellos and Basses - check out measures 80-97 and 170-177

Second Storm: Violins – m. 49-end

Violas – check out m. 33-end

Cellos and Basses – m. 49-end

Specifics for Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

Be sure to play with a full, soloist style at all dynamic levels.

Rehearsal can be for clarifying what you have practiced at home, BUT NOT to make up for what you SHOULD HAVE practiced at home (but didn’t)!

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

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

Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Austell

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