Alto Saxophones

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. 9, #25 (A La Rueda; this will be an Alto Saxophones and French Horn 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 -  G, A, B, C, D, E, F#
                     -redo #29 and 30 to add slurs
                     -pg. 10, #33 and 34
    Ayers - G, A, B, C, D, E, F#
             - pg. 8, #18 and 20
             - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
             - pg. 10, #29 and 30
             -High Adventure, measures 1-19 (review), add 19-27
    Hannah - G, A, B, C, D, E, F#
                 -pg. 10, #29, 30, 32, 33, 34
                 -High Adventure, measures 1-19
    Cove - Same as last week
    North Beverly - 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 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 -  G, A, B, C, D, E, F#                    
                     - pg. 8, # 20
                     - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
                     - pg. 10, #29 and 30
                     - High Adventure, review measures 1-19, add measures 19-27
    Ayers - Same as last week
    Hannah - Same as last week
    Cove - G, A, B, C, D, E, F#
             - pg. 8, # 18 and 20
             - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
             - pg. 10, #29 and 30
              High Adventure measures 1-19
    North Beverly - G, A, B, C, D, E, F#
                          - 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 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 - G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - Page 7, #s 10 and 11
               - Page 8, #s 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
               -Start looking at "High Adventure" up to measure 11
    Ayers - G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - Page 7, #s 8, 9, 10, 11
              - Hot Cross Buns
    Hannah - G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - 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 -G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - Page 7, #s 7, 8, and 9
              - Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain, Go Away
    Ayers - G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - Page 7, #7
              - Hot Cross Buns
    Hannah - G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - Page 7, #s 7, 8, and 9
              - Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain, Go Away
    Cove - G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - Page 7, #s 7, 8, and 9
              - Hot Cross Buns and Rain, Rain, Go Away
    North Beverly - G, A, B, C, D
               - Review pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
               - 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 - G, A, B, C, D
                      -"Hot Cross Buns" and "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
                      -Pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
    Ayers - G, A, B, C, D
              - "Hot Cross Buns"
              -Pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
    Hannah - G, A, B, C, D
                 - "Hot Cross Buns" and "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
                 -Pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5
    Cove - G, A, B, C, D
                 -"Hot Cross Buns" and "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
                 -Pages 4 and 5 in book, #s 1-5 
    North Beverly - G, A, B, C, D
                 -"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 - G, A, B, C, D and "Hot Cross Buns"
    Ayers - G, A, B, C, D and "Hot Cross Buns"
    Hannah - G, A, B, C, D, "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).
    Centerville - B, A, G
    Ayers - B, A, G
    Hannah - B, A, G
    Cove - B, A, G
    North Beverly - D, C, B, A, G
-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 B, A, and G (some schools have only learned B 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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