Elliot

#1. Note Naming Exercise.
#2. Continue 10-20 warmup, 5 times every practice session (it’ll only take 2 minutes and 30 seconds and you’ll have had a wonderful warmup for your air support!
#3. Continue our work from the blue book. Remember to use a metronome.

Camille

#1. Note naming exercise.
#2. Continue overtone warmup – aim for the most consistent transition between overtone and fingered pitch.
#3. Major Scale exercise ascending and descending at 70 bpm.
#4. pg 37. #2
#5. Listen to So What by Miles Davis and try playing the melody along to the recording. The music on your page starts when the piano comes in at around 35 seconds into the recording, so you can start playing with the piano instead of when the horns come in at bar 9.

Alex

#1. Note Naming exercise.
#2. Galper 55, 82,92.
#3. Continue G pentatonic scale into the next register.
#4. Apologies for the long wait time on sending these recordings, but here they are! A few versions of When The Saints:

Try playing the melody along to this one, then try riffing on the pentatonic scale and filling in the spaces in the melody like the clarinet on the recording!

This is another great version to listen to, but in a different key (so don’t play along):

Ezra

This week, focus on keeping steady, consistent time. Try tapping your foot to quarter notes and feeling how the rhythms you’re playing fit on or between the beats. Can you keep your foot on a steady rhythm?
#1. Note naming exercise.
#2. Galper 56, 59, 85.

Chloe

#1. Warm up with 10-20 exercise – use a clock, watch or metronome set to 60 bpm to count seconds. Remember, a good exhale is only possible with a good inhale. Try it 5 times in a row and keep a mental note of how many seconds you can hold the note. Does it gets better by the 5th time?
#2. Shake it Off

  • practice along to a metronome at 60 bpm. It’s slow, but if you’re able to get the melody steady at this tempo it’ll be much easier to speed up!
  • Remember our new notes: G# (G with the top pinky key of your left hand) and C# (no fingers down!)

#3. Continue Quick Dance. Watch out for your posture and position of your left arm and hand – remember, if you lift from your wrist (not your elbow or shoulder) you can avoid hitting the palm keys and squeaking.

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