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Intermediate Band AMI Days Material – Days 4-21

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ALL SCALES ARE STILL DUE ON THE DUE DATE!!!!!

March 17 – dminor and Single Paradiddle (percussion rudiment)

April 7 – G Major Scale

April 14 e minor scale and Flam (percussion rudiment)

April 21 – Ab Major Scale

April 28 – Chromatic Scale

Days 4 and 5 (March 17-18) are in the packet that you have already taken home.  You should have your instrument at home and music.  Turn the recording of the full band piece or 2 exercises from the beginning book in on Google Classroom  Remember to turn in a minor scale also. You can turn in a playing of your solo and ensemble piece for the full band piece.   If you must do the written work, it will be due the day we return to class.  It is in the packet. It would be really good if you started on Day 6 listening and music to get ready for the concert.

AMI Day 6 (March 19 – Thursday)

Practice through Pevensey Castle and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in.  I will put most of the music on Google in case you have lost your music, you will be able to download and print your part for temporary use.  These are not to replace your music or for you to make random copies. You will need to look at Africa.  The new piece. If we do not have class on Monday for me to hand it out, it will be put on the google classroom for you to begin looking at your part.  You can print it out, start marking things you need to remember, learning notes and rhythms.  Again, go to the JWPepper site and listen while following along.

 

AMI Day 7 (March 20 – Friday)

Practice through Serengeti Dreams and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in.  I will put most of the music on Google in case you have lost your music, you will be able to download and print your part for temporary use.  These are not to replace your music or for you to make random copies. You will need to look at Africa.  The new piece. If we do not have class on Monday for me to hand it out, it will be put on the google classroom for you to begin looking at your part.  You can print it out, start marking things you need to remember, learning notes and rhythms.  Again, go to the JWPepper site and listen while following along.

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At this point we need to be really working the songs for the spring concert.   Each day will have you play one of the songs for the concert on google classroom. I will then give you comments that you can work on from there.  Yes, you can play them with the music playing in the background but I obviously want to hear you not the recording in the background. Using headphones to listen to while you are playing is a great technique.  If you do not have internet access, you may practice on your own, record and then show me when we return, record on cassette tape and turn it in, or record and put in on a thumb drive and turn in.  I can call your home and set up a time for you to play the material for me live so you can get some feedback quicker if that is better for you. Listen to the music from the JWPepper Website and practice there.  You need to play through these pieces several times per day. Once we have recorded the songs one day, when we come back a week later and record again, they should be much better, stronger and more musical. You cannot use the same recording. Know that I am missing having you in class and working with you.  I will be sending out other materials on remind or Google classroom. All of you have this connection so we can continue to work and discuss various music items.

If you do not have the paper music yet, music is loaded on Google Classroom.  Listen and follow along to the recording on JWPepper then start working on learning your part.

I have opened up a facebook page for the music department.  I invited the students to their email and parents as I know your email.  The page is called Alpena Leopard Music Heartbeat.  You can request to join or pass it on to your family.  I am looking at other ways of listening to you make your music besides google classroom, so please be patient as I am learning as much as you are.

I will also be opening an account in Smartmusic which may also be a way of submitting AMI or working on your music.  This is a really neat program.  You can use it to practice your solo and ensemble music.  It can be the accompaniment part.  Watch for an invite for it and please sign in.

There may be other things that I add as we go so please be watching for more information and ways to keep making music. Let me know if you need supplies and I will try to get them to you. I miss seeing you all in class very much.  I hope to see you soon.  We have to plan on being back and a concert on May 7.  We may still have solo and ensemble in some form so keep working on that also.  If you have next year’s region material (you can pick it up at the annex Mon, Tues, Wed), you can work on that and turn in recordings and I will get comments back to you about it.  Just because the physical school is closed, does not mean that we have to quit!  We can make music for ourselves and others.  We know that what we are doing will be used in some way or form.  Keep your chin up.  There are several places you can order music for fun from home.  One of the best is Musicnotes.com.  This is fully licensed and is a great resource when you are looking for music.

Here is a challenge for you.  Make a chart of your notes.  Take a tuner or tuner app and play each of your notes individually and see if they are sharp, flat, or in tune.  Write the result for each note on the chart and then work on adjusting the sound with just your embouchure/thumb pressure/speed of air, etc. but not changing the instrument.  Trumpets can use the 3rd valve slide and trombones adjust where the slide stops.  Do this on an octave each day and see if it becomes automatic to play those notes in tune over time.

AMI Day 8 (March 30 – Monday)

Practice through Ten masters in 2 minutes and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in.  I will put most of the music on Google in case you have lost your music, you will be able to download and print your part for temporary use.  These are not to replace your music or for you to make random copies. You will need to look at Africa.  The new piece. If we do not have class on Monday for me to hand it out, it will be put on the google classroom for you to begin looking at your part.  You can print it out, start marking things you need to remember, learning notes and rhythms.  Again, go to the JWPepper site and listen while following along.

 

AMI Day 9 (March 31 – Tuesday)

Practice through Marchus maximus and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in.  I will put most of the music on Google in case you have lost your music, you will be able to download and print your part for temporary use.  These are not to replace your music or for you to make random copies. You will need to look at Africa.  The new piece. If we do not have class on Monday for me to hand it out, it will be put on the google classroom for you to begin looking at your part.  You can print it out, start marking things you need to remember, learning notes and rhythms.  Again, go to the JWPepper site and listen while following along. By now you should be able to play some of this with the recording.

 

AMI Day 10 (April 1 – Wednesday)

Practice through Pevensey and turn a recording in on Google Classroom second assignment for Pevensey.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in.  I will put most of the music on Google in case you have lost your music, you will be able to download and print your part for temporary use.  These are not to replace your music or for you to make random copies. You will need to look at Africa.  The new piece. If we do not have class on Monday for me to hand it out, it will be put on the google classroom for you to begin looking at your part.  You can print it out, start marking things you need to remember, learning notes and rhythms.  Again, go to the JWPepper site and listen while following along. By now you should be able to play some of this with the recording.

AMI Day 11 (April 2 – Thursday)

Practice through Africa and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

 

AMI Day 12 (April 3 – Friday)

Practice through Pevensey Castle and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

 

AMI Day 13 (April 6 – Monday)

Practice through Serengeti Dreams and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

 

AMI Day 14 (April 7 – Tuesday)

Practice through Marchus Maximus and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

 

AMI Day 15 (April 8 – Wednesday)

Practice through Ten masters in 2 minutes and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

 

AMI Day 16 (April 9 – Thursday)

Practice through Africa and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

 

AMI Day 17 (April 13 – Monday)

Practice through Pevensey and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

AMI Day 18 (April 14 – Tuesday)

Practice through Serengeti Dreams and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

AMI Day 19 (April 15 – Wednesday)

Practice through Marchus Maximus and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

AMI Day 20 (April 16 – Thursday)

Practice through Ten masters in 2 minutes and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!

AMI Day 21 (April 17 – Friday)

Practice through Africa and turn a recording in on Google Classroom.  If you cannot send it in, record and then show me when we return or play for me if I call.  If you do not have your instrument, number your measures and turn it in when we return and practice fingering the notes/music.  Go to JWPepper website and look up your pieces and practice with them or follow along while fingering. There will be AMI assignments on Google Classroom where you can turn these in just like we do the scales. Play pretty!