Percussion

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:
-Bb major scale (on bells, all students), 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: Bells - #54 again. Please write in note names, I will check these when we return
Hannah: Bells - 
Cove: 



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

All Students:
-Bb major scale (on bells, all students), 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: Bells - #44 again and #54
Hannah: Bells - #68 (students who are bells only, also #33 and 35)
             Snare - #22, 23, 26 and 35
Cove: Bells - #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:
-Bb major scale (on bells, all students), ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Other assignments:
Ayers: Bells - #44
Hannah: Bells - #37 and 47
Cove: Same as last week, adding #40 on bells
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)

-Bb major scale (on bells, all students), ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Ayers: Also do #25, 32, and 30 in book on bells, and #23, 24, 26, 27 on snare drum/pad (same as last week)
Hannah: Same as last week
Cove: Also do #47 and #56 on bells 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)

-Bb major scale (on bells, all students), ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Ayers: Also do #25, 32, and 30 in book on bells, and #23, 24, 26, 27 on snare drum/pad
Hannah: Also do #44, 46, 47 on bells and #35, 22, 23, 26 on snare drum/pad
Cove: Also do #35 (A B and C) on snare drum/pad
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)

-Bb major scale (on bells, all students), 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

Snare drum (in addition to the above): #22, 23, and 26 in book
Students who play bells only: Also #44, 46, and 46 in book



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"
-Bb major scale (Bb  C   D   Eb   F   G   A    Bb   A   G   F   Eb   D  C   Bb)



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

-High Adventure
-Bb major scale (Bb  C   D   Eb   F   G   A    Bb   A   G   F   Eb   D  C   Bb)



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. 7, #11 (El Camino Mariachi; this will be a Percussion 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 15-20 minutes per day, 5-7 days per week

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on F, Eb D, C, and Bb

Ayers - Snare: pg. 6 and 6 cont.
            Bells: pg. 8, #14, 15, 17, 19
                     pg. 9, #22 and 23
Hannah - Snare: pg. 9, #26 and 27
                          pg. 10, #29 and 30
                Bells: Bb Major Scale
                          redo #26
                          pg. 10, #29 and 30
Cove - Same as last week

*PROGRESS REPORTS ARE DUE BACK WHEN WE RETURN FROM VACATION*

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



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

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on F, Eb D, C, and Bb

Ayers - Same as last week
Hannah - Bells: redo #18, add #20
                Snare: pg. 8, #16, 18, 20
                Bells only players: High Adventure, measures 1-19
Cove - pg. 8, #18 and 20
         - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
         -pg. 10, #29 and 30
         For snare, review last week's homework. We will pick it up when we get back from vacation

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



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

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on F, Eb D, C, and Bb

Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
          -Redo page 6 and 6 cont.
          -Page 7, redo #s 7, 8, 9, add #s 10, 11
          We will move on to adding snare drum once these assignments are more confidently                                 prepared
Hannah - Same as last week
Cove - Bells: - pg 7, #s 10 and 11
                    - pg. 8, #s 14, 15, 19
            Snare Drum: Pg. 6 and 6 continued, #s 1-5 

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



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

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on F, Eb D, C, and Bb

Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
          -Redo page 6 and 6 cont.
          - Redo page 7, #s 7, 8, and 9
          -Hot Cross Buns (using the notes D, C, and Bb)
Hannah - Page 6 (snare drum only)
             - Page 7, #s 10 and 11 (bells and snare drum/pad)
             - Page 8, #s 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 (bells and snare drum/pad)
Cove - 

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



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

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on F, Eb D, C, and Bb

-Hot Cross Buns using D, C, and Bb
-Rain, Rain, Go Away using F, Eb, and D
-Pages 6 and 6, cont. in book, #1-5, mallet (mllts.) lines only
-Page 7, #s 7, 8, and 9 (mallet lines only)
-Muscle memory exercises using Bb, C, D, Eb, F now (R, L, R, L, R, trying not to look directly at the instrument) (Hannah students Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb and backwards)

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



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

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on F, Eb D, C, and Bb

-Hot Cross Buns using D, C, and Bb
-Rain, Rain, Go Away using F, Eb, and D
-Pages 6 and 6, cont. in book, #1-5, mallet (mllts.) lines only
-Muscle memory exercises using Bb, C, D, Eb, F now (R, L, R, L, R, trying not to look directly at the instrument) (Hannah students Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb and backwards)

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



Assigned week of 10/1/18
Students should be practicing 10 minutes per day, 5-7 days per week

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on F, Eb, D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on F, Eb D, C, and Bb

-Hot Cross Buns using D, C, and Bb
-Muscle memory exercises using Bb, C, D, Eb, F now (R, L, R, L, R, trying not to look directly at the instrument)
-Hannah school: Muscle memory exercise with Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb, and adding "Rain, Rain, Go Away"

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



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

Warm-up:
RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on D, C, and Bb

-Hot Cross Buns using D, C, and Bb

Hannah School and Cove School: Please also practice our exercise of Bb, C, D, Eb, and F alternating RLRL, working on not looking primarily at the instrument

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.

RRRR (rest rest rest rest ) RRRR (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on D, C, and Bb
LLLL (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on D, C, and Bb
RRRR (rest rest rest rest) LLLL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x on D, C, and Bb
RLRL (rest rest rest rest) RLRL (rest rest rest rest), etc. 5-10x. on D, C, and Bb.

After this, experiment!

Check to make sure that your wrists are relaxed and that the motion is not coming from your elbows. Try to look up and away from the instrument as you get more comfortable with the notes! 
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