Distance Learning Instrumental Music

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT YOUR COSMO MUSIC INSTRUMENT RENEWAL

Instrument renewal for 2020/2021 school year is now live. By renewing your instrument in June you can save money and ensure that you have your instrument in September so we can start playing right away.  Cosmo has offered incentives to renew so please show your family as soon as possible.  Click on the link below or go to: rentalrenewals.ca

Grade 8's and students not renewing your instruments:  Pick up June 18th

Attention Students
If you are looking to connect with your music teacher and set up a time for them to contact you please complete the form below and your music teacher will contact you.

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WEEK 12

Bb Concert scale study.

Pan down to find your instrument part.
Continue to work on all these warm-ups and music reading activities over the summer to maintain your skills.

WEEK 11

Here is a worksheet that can help you practice sub-diving eight note rhythms.  If you no longer have your instrument you can write the counts and clap the rhythm.  If you have your instrument try writing out the counts and then play the rhythms on any note.  Feel free to email your band teacher and let them know how it went.  You could include an audio or video recording of your playing if you wish for feedback. If you are looking for more things to work on feel free to email your music teacher and we will put it together for you.  Happy Playing!


WEEK 10

We are going to continue with our rhythm reading this week.  Each week the pieces get a little bit more challenging.  Grade 6's: you may be introduced to notes you don't know.  Use the chart in the link above to look up the fingerings to your new notes. Pay particular attention to the ties in this piece.  Perhaps try to play along with a metronome.  I have included a link to an online metronome above.  Start slowly and increase the speed as you become more confident.  Find your part by clicking on the link below and scrolling down until you find the correct part for your instrument.  Feel free to email your band teacher and let them know how it went.  You could include an audio or video recording of your playing if you wish for feedback. If you are looking for more things to work on feel free to email your music teacher and we will put it together for you.  Happy Playing!


WEEK 9

We are going to continue with our rhythm reading this week.  Each week the pieces get a little bit more challenging.  Grade 6's: you may be introduced to notes you don't know.  Use the chart in the link above to look up the fingerings to your new notes.  Perhaps try to play along with a metronome.  I have included a link to an online metronome above.  Start slowly and increase the speed as you become more confident.  Find your part by clicking on the link below and scrolling down until you find the correct part for your instrument.  Feel free to email your band teacher and let them know how it went.  You could include an audio or video recording of your playing if you wish for feedback. If you are looking for more things to work on feel free to email your music teacher and we will put it together for you.  Happy Playing!



WEEK 8

We are going to continue with our rhythm reading this week.  Each week the pieces get a little bit more challenging.  Find your part by clicking on the link below and scrolling down until you find the correct part for your instrument.  Feel free to email your band teacher and let them know how it went.  You could include an audio or video recording of your playing if you wish for feedback. If you are looking for more things to work on feel free to email your music teacher and we will put it together for you.  Happy Playing!


WEEK 7

We are going to continue with our rhythm reading this week.  Find your part by clicking on the link below and scrolling down until you find the correct part for your instrument.  Feel free to email your band teacher and let them know how it went.  You could include an audio or video recording of your playing if you wish for feedback.  



WEEK 6

We are going to work on rhythm reading with the five notes of the Bb scale this week.  Find your part by clicking on the link below and scrolling down until you find the correct part for your instrument.  Feel free to email your band teacher and let them know how it went.  You could include an audio or video recording of your playing if you wish for feedback.


Visit the general music page to try your hand at some composition.

WEEK 5

Add the following warm up to your practice routine

Individual instrument parts start on page 11

Music Monday is on May 4th.  Please have a look on the general music page and see all about what is happening on this special day.

We would love to hear from you and see how the practicing has been going.  Please feel free to reach out to us by email. 

Details about instrument renewal are coming soon.  Check your rtms mail for more information.
 
WEEK 4

Add this warm up to your practice routine.
Individual parts start on page 11

Feel free to reach out to your band teacher if you need help or require more.

WEEK 3

Make sure you continue week I and 2 warm ups and add week 3 to your practice routine. Below is the link to the warm up for this week.


You will find the score for all parts is the first 10 pages.  Individual instrument parts start at page 10 (flutes) (clarinet 12 etc...)

Warm Up 2



If you are looking for more reach out to your band teacher by email or try learning your favourite song by ear or on a youtube video. 


WEEK 2

Add this new warm up to your practice routine.

Here is a link to another warmup that you can use every time you play your instrument.  They include the parts for each band instrument so make sure you read the one for your instrument.  Flute starts on page 10 for example.



Warm Up 1


Try these warm ups.  Feel free to audio record them and share them on google drive with us and on our rtms email if you want feedback.  Please include your name and class on your email as only your initials usually show up.


WEEK 1

Long Tone Warm up

Long Tones are important to improve our sound.  They help develop a beautiful tone and improve the ability to hold notes longer.

Brass:
Make sure you buzz on your mouthpiece for a few minutes first

Grade 6's s use first 5 notes of the Bb scale, 7 and 8's use entire scale 
flutes and Trombones: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb
Clarinets, Trumpets, Tenor Sax: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
Alto Sax: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G

1) Start with the first note of the scale. Play it for 8 beats and go to the 2nd note, then third until you play the scale. Continue this pattern for the entire scale.
2)Play first note of the scale for 8 beats then the second note for 8 beats.  Then play first note for 8 beats then third note for 8 beats.  Play first note then fourth note.  Continue the pattern for entire scale.
For example: C,D,C,E,C,F,C,G,C,A,C,B,C,C,C

Make sure you try the note naming games on the General Music Page as well if you wish.


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