This week the orchestras are continuing to prepare for our Holiday Program, which will be December 10th at 7pm in the Auditorium. While preparing the music for our concert, we cover a number of DOE Georgia Performance Standards.
1. Scales MHSAO.2 d, e, f,
a. Concert Orchestra is learning the 2 octave G Melodic Minor Scale and Arpeggio and reviewing the three octave C Major Scale and Arpeggio
b. Sinfonietta has added the 2 Octave G Melodic Minor scale and Arpeggio as well as the two octave G Chromatic Scale and the 1 Octave single string A Chromatic Scale.
c. Chamber Orchestra continues to review all three octave Scales, both Major and Melodic Minor, as well as Chromatic Scales.
2. Reading and Notating Music MHSAO.3 All Orchestras are covering:
a. Learning how to read jazz swung rhythms and counting rhythms in 6/8 time
b. Learning how to read notes in different clefs with multi-meters
c. Learning how to execute different symbols for volume (tempo) and (dynamics) speed.
3. Cultural and Historical Context MHSAO.8 b, c, d
a. We are comparing and contrasting different versions of the same song, and then making critical judgements about how to attain the style we deem superior.
b. Chamber Orchestra is learning the Baroque Style and what elements of the time period have specific bowings and articulations.
c. We are collaborating with the Chorus, so we are learning how to accompany artistically, and we are learning to perform and balance our Ensemble, by investigating the intricate relationship between melody and harmony.
Martele, Detache, Legato, Staccato, Brush Stroke, Spiccato, Sul Tasto, Con Sordino, Ponticello, Sfortzando, Subito Pianissimo.