Clarinets

Assigned week of 3/18/19
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)
Scales: C major scale and F major scale
Primary homework focus will be "High Adventure" and "Surprise Symphony Variations" in preparation for our concert. If students are comfortable and confident with these and can play them accurately in their entirety, they may start to take a look at the new music they received this week, as well. 

Assigned week of 2/25/19 
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All students:
-C major scale and F major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here

Other assignments
Ayers: #37 and #68 in book
Hannah: #62, #64, #65, and #70 in book
Centerville: #62, #68, and #80 in book
Cove: #58 and #68 in book
North Beverly: F scale and # 68, 70, and 80 in book



Assigned week of 2/11/19 and vacation
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All students:
-C major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here

Other assignments
Ayers: #37 and #68 in book
Hannah: #62, #64, #65, and #70 in book
Centerville: #62, #68, and #80
Cove: 
North Beverly: F scale and # 68, 70, and 80 in book



Assigned week of 2/4/19
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All students:
-C major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here

Other assignments
Ayers: #37 and #68
Hannah: #58, #64, and #68
Centerville: #58 and #68
Cove: #58 and #68
North Beverly: #56, #58, and #68



Assigned week of 1/28/19
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All students:
-C major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Other assignments
Ayers: #40
Hannah: #38, #56, #64
Centerville: #56
Cove: Same as last week, adding #40
North Beverly: Same as last week, adding #64

Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned week of 1/21/19
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-C major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Ayers: Same as last week
Hannah: Same as last week
Centerville: Also #37, #38, and #56 in book
Cove: Also doing #37, 38, and 39 in book
North Beverly: Also doing #56 in book

Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned week of 1/14/19
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-C major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations" up to 49
Ayers: Also #33, 39, and 54 in book
Hannah: Also #39, 54, 56 in book
Centerville: Same as last week

Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned week of 1/7/19
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-C major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-First 3-4 lines of "Surprise Symphony Variations
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned week of 12/17/18 (and for winter break)
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-"High Adventure"
-First two lines (or more if comfortable) of "Surprise Symphony Variations"
-C major scale (C   D    E    F   G    A   B   C   B   A   G   F   E   D   C)



Assigned week of 12/10/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-High Adventure
-C major scale (C   D    E   F    G   A   B    C   B   A   G   F   E  D  C)



Assigned week of 11/26/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)
For the next two weeks we will be primarily focusing on our concert songs, which are:

Pg. 7, #9 (Half Note Rock)
Pg. 7, #10 (Steppin')
Pg. 8, #15 (Rising Rhythms)
Pg. 9, #26 (Love Somebody)
Pg. 10, #29 (Serenity)
Pg. 10, #34 (The Frog's Song)
Pg. 15, #50 (Mahnomen Harvest)
Pg. 15, #52 (Now Let Me Fly)
Pg. 8, #20 (Go Tell Aunt Rhodie; this will be a Clarinets Only song)
Each school will also do a song:
Centerville: Pg. 9, #22 (Little Robin Redbreast)
Ayers: Pg. 9, #24 (Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Hannah: Pg. 9, #23 (Merrily We Roll Along)
Cove: Pg. 8, #17 (Rain, Rain)
North Beverly: Pg. 8, #19 (Hot Cross Buns)



Assigned week of 11/19/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - C, D, E, F, G, A, B
                     - Redo #29 and 30 to add in slurs
                     - pg. 10, #33 and 34
                     -High Adventure, measures 1-27
    Hannah - C, D, E, F, G, A, B
                 -pg. 9, #29, 30, 32, 33, 34
                 - High Adventure, measures 1-27
    Cove - Same as last week
    North Beverly - Same as last week

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 11/12/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - C, D, E, F, G, A
                     - pg. 8, # 20
                     - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
                     - pg. 10, #29 and 30
                     - High Adventure, review measures 1-19, add measures 19-27
    Hannah - Same as last week
    Cove - C, D, E, F, G, A
             - pg. 8, # 18 and 20
             - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
             - pg. 10, #29 and 30
              High Adventure measures 1-19
    North Beverly - C, D, E, F, G, A, B
                          - pg. 8, #20
                          - pg. 9, #25, 26
                          - pg. 10, #29, 30, 33, 34
                          -High Adventure, review 1-19, add 19-27

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 11/5/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Same as last week
    Hannah - C, D, E, F, G, A, B
                 - Page 8, #s 17, 18, 19
                 - Page 9, #s 22, 23, 25, 26
                 - Page 10, #20
                 - High Adventure, measures 1-19
    Cove - C, D, E, F, G, A, B
             - Pg. 7, #s 10 and 11
             - Pg. 8, #s 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
             - High Adventure, 1-19
    North Beverly - C, D, E, F, G, A, B
                          - Pg. 7, #11
                          - Pg. 8, #s 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
                          -High Adventure measures 1-19

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/29/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - C, D, E, F, G
                    -Review pages 4 and 5
                    - Page 7, #s 10 and 11
                    - Page 8, #s 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
                    -Start looking at "High Adventure" up to measure 11
    Hannah - C, D, E, F, G
                 - Review pages 4 and 5
                 - Page 7, #s 10 and 11
                 - Page 8, #s 14 and 15
                 - Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain, Go Away
    Cove - 
    North Beverly - 

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/22/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - C, D, E, F, G
                     -Review pages 4 and 5
                     -Page 7, #s7, 8, and 9
                     -Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain Go Away
    Hannah - C, D, E, F, G
                 - Review pages 4 and 5
                 - Page 7, #s 7, 8, and 9
                 - Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain, Go Away
    Cove - C, D, E, F, G
                 - Review pages 4 and 5
                 - Page 7, #s 7, 8, and 9
                 - Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain, Go Away
    North Beverly - B, C, D, E, F, G
                 - Review pages 4 and 5
                 - Page 7, #s 7, 8, 9, and 10
                 - Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain, Go Away

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/15/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones and four beat exercises (held out and with tonguing) 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - C, D, E, F, G
                     -"Hot Cross Buns" and "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
                     -Pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
    Hannah - C, D, E, F, G
                 - "Hot Cross Buns" and "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
                 - pgs. 4 and 5 in book #s 1-5
    Cove - C, D, E, F, G
             - "Hot Cross Buns"
             - Pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
    North Beverly - B, C, D, E, F, G
                          -"Hot Cross Buns" and "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
                          -Pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/1/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones and four beat exercises (held out and with tonguing) 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - C, D, E, F, G and "Hot Cross Buns"
    Hannah - C, D, E, F, G, "Hot Cross Buns" and "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
    Cove - Please refer to last week's assignment
    North Beverly - 

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 9/24/18
Students should be practicing about 10 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Long tones and four beat exercises (held out and with tonguing) 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Hannah - E, D, C
    Cove - G, F, E, D, C
    North Beverly - E, D, C
-Hot Cross Buns (making sure to sustain air and not breathe between each note)

Dismissal policy forms are due back to Ms. Carr by our next lesson.

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 9/17/18

At this point, students should be practicing about 5 minutes per day

Long tones and "4 beat exercise" on the notes E, D, and C (some schools have only learned E at this point). Try to tap your foot while you play your 4 beat exercise, and always check your posture to make sure you're sitting/standing nice and tall!

After this, experiment!

*Don't forget to soak your reed as you set up and make sure you've picked two reeds to rotate between. Write the date on the reed cases in Sharpie so that you remember when you started using them.

*remember to make sure that you start each note like you're saying "tee"
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