Intermediate Band practice outline, January 23rd -29th
If you are taking music to contest, you may substitute the contest piece for any selection on each day.
Day 1: Day 3:
Warmup: Eb technique: overlapping; interval warmup: Eb technique: 5-note scale; interval study; chromatic scale study; major chord study
Band piece #1: “Ashokan Farewell,”mm. 44-68: Band piece #1: “Smooth,” mm. 1-31: where to Clap through your part. Circle new notes and check breath & practice one phrase at a time. Clap fingerings. Play through two measures at a time, the rhythms and count the eighth note beat and don’t move on until you are confident. out loud. Write the counts in if you need to!
Band piece #2: “Walking with the Pride,” mm. 58-79: Band piece #2: “Ashokan Farewell,” mm. 44-68: count carefully and play long notes with a slight cresc. play in 4-measure sections, and slowly check the rather than just holding steady. Mark where to breathe!count in your head.. Check fingerings. Again, do not force the high notes. Just keep the air going. Band piece #3: Free choice! Band piece #3: Free choice!
Day 2: Day 4:
Warmup: Bb technique: interval study; chromatic warmup: Bb technique: overlapping scales, 3x’s --each time a little faster; chromatic scale
Band piece #1: “Talons of Fire,” mm. 1-56: Band piece #1: “Ashokan Farewell,” mm. 44-68: DO NOT breathe after every slur! Tongue the next review past work and play with a full, even air note without completely stopping the air. Crescendo stream. Review in small “chunks”—two for two measures and then drop back in volume a little; measures at a time, if it isn’t smooth and even. then begin to crescendo again.
Band piece #2: “Ashokan Farewell,” mm. 44-68: Band piece #2: “Smooth,” mm. 1-40: clap review the measures you played yesterday and then the rhythms first, and play in small “chunks.” two measures at a time. Keep the air moving! Play slowly at first and then speed up if you feel if you have high notes to play, don’t force! confident of the rhythms and fingerings.
Band piece #3: Free Choice! Band piece #3: Free Choice!
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