Band practice outline, January 23rd -29th Don’t
forget Wednesday’s test on page 19!
Choose from lines #93, 95, or 96 to show new notes/slurs
Day 1: Day
Warmup: p. 18, all of the
exercises in the yellow warmup: p. 18, all of the exercises in
the box yellow
Band piece #1: “Creepy Crawlies,”all:
Band piece #1: “Battle of the Samurai,” all: Clap
through your part. Circle new notes and Clap
through one phrase at a time, and circle fingerings. Play through two measures
at a time, any
new notes. Then play through each phrase
and play close attention to the slurs. and
mark where to breathe!
Band piece #2: “Take the Lead,” p. 20, #99: Band piece #2: “Phraseology,” #101: Review the
new note and practice playing with Clap
through your part before playing, since a full sound. Don’t forget to play the slurs! this
is in ¾ time. Don’t forget to play slurs!
Band piece #3: Free choice! Band
piece #3: Free choice!
Day 2: Day
Warmup: p. 18, all of the exercises in the box warmup:
p. 18, all of the exercises in the box
Band piece #1: “Dance of the
Jabberwocky,” all: Band
piece #1: “Battle of the Samurai,” all: count through your part and then
play phrase by review
yesterday’s work and practice switching phrase. Pay close attention to the
staccato notes between
quarter notes and eighth notes.
and keep them short and separated; keep your air Keep
the sound even and full, but not choppy.
even and full, but not forced.
Band piece #2: “The Cold Wind,” #100, p. 20: Band
piece #2: “Minuet,” #103, p. 20: start keep the air even and controlled, and
part A, clap your part before playing. Every two measures. Don’t forget to play
you do play, remember to play slurs! Also notice the dynamics: soft, growing
loud, then Also
remember to count 3 to a measure. growing softer again.
Band piece #3: Free Choice! Band
piece #3: Free Choice!
Please sign and return to school on or before January 29th.