PRACTICE EVERY DAY with a metronome!
For a complete list of all concerts at the Piedmont Classic Guitar Society website:
REQUIRED PERFORMANCESPerformance—St. Pius Sat. Oct. 13, 1:30--2:15
Performance—Fall Open House 6:30-7:30 PM—TBA aperformance at Bishop McGuinness
Performance—December., 7, 7:30 PM , Brendle RecitalHall, Wake Forest University Performance—
December 14, 7:00PM BMHS Christmas Concert Performance—
Spring Open House 6:30-7:30 PM—TBA a performance at Bishop McGuinness
Performance—“Guitaraganza” in Feb. 16
Appalachian Guitarfest—April 12-14, Boone, NC
Performance May 3, 7:30 PM WFU, BRendle Recital Hall
Performance—Fine Arts Day May 18,day and night
(Possible trip to Quebec in the summer months)
TEACHER EXPECTATIONS AND STANDARDS
1. Right-hand nails are required!
2. Regularpractice is expected outside of class. Thisshould be up to 30 minutes during the week and at least an hour on the weekend.
3. Practicewith a metronome.
4. Closeto a performance date, weekend rehearsing may be expected.
5. Studentsare expected to be responsible for theorganizationof their own musicand supplies.
6. Studentsshould write their name on all equipment (and if possible on tape or a stickerattached to the guitar).
7. Uponarrival to class, get your guitar and footstool out, do not bring your guitarcase to your chair, tune your guitar, and begin warming-up. Do not waste time. At the end of class, students are expectedto put away all of their equipment. Students who cannot follow this policy will lose points on their classroomgrade.
8. Alwaysuse your own guitar/equipment. If youallow someone else to use it, then notify the instructor. Do not play or takesomeone else’sguitar/equipment without the instructor’s permission. The school is not responsible for any damage thatmay occur to your property.
9. ForChristmas and Fine Arts Day concerts, your Final exam grade will be assessedbased on your performance attitude, attire, and readiness.
10. *CONERTATTENDANCE—you are required to attend one concert (outside of Bishop) persemester. The concert may be classical,jazz, or a Broadway Musical (e.g., symphony, opera, musical, solo or ensemblerecital) performed by professional or college-level musicians. Rock and popular concerts are generally notacceptable. A list of suggested concertswill be posted at my website under “Announcements” or “Links.” Concerts not listed at the website may alsobe possible, providing you ask permission first. After attending the concert, bring yourconcert program with your name signed on it.
· Pencilwith good eraser;
· black3-ring binder
· nailfile or nail kit
· Metronome,or go tohttp://www.metronomeonline.com/
Grades areevaluated based on the following:
- Classroom Evaluation...................................................60%
- Concert attendance......................................................10%
Highest level of competency in technique, music reading, and expression. Steady continuity in rhythm and phrasing. Music is organized. Evidence of practice
High level of competency in technique and music reading. Occasional missed note(s), due to performance anxiety. Mostly steady continuity in rhythm and phrasing. Music is organized. Evidence of practice
Fair level of competency in technique and music reading. Sporadic missed notes, due to insufficient preparation. Rhythm and phrasing may be momentarily broken. Music is organized. Evidence of some outside practice.
Fair level of competency in technique and music reading. Occasional missed notes, due to insufficient or misdirected preparation. Rhythm and phrasing is occasionally broken. Music is somewhat organized. Evidence of some outside practice.
Basic level of competency in technique and music reading. Missed notes, due to insufficient or misdirected practice. Rhythm and phrasing is disrupted. Music is not very organized. Not a lot of outside practice.
Less-than-basic level of competency in technique and music reading. Frequent missed notes, due to insufficient or misdirected practice. Rhythm and phrasing is regularly disrupted. Music is not very organized. Not much practice.
Poor level of competency in technique and music reading. Numerous missed notes, due to insufficient or misdirected practice. Rhythm and phrasing is continually disrupted. Unable to play at least 50% of the piece. Music is not organized. Not much practice.
Poor level of competency in technique and music reading. Unable to play at least 25% of the piece. Music is not organized. No practice.
Poor level of competency in technique and music reading. Unable to play more than 1-2 measures of the piece.