Thursday, November 20, 2014

VC Beginners - Please continue to practice over the break.  Everyone should understand the Grand Staff and be playing with both hands.   Most have begun or completed "Mexican Hat Dance".

Thank you for your thoughts on your comparison between to two versions of "Love Me Tender".  I enjoyed reading them very much.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

WOW!!! Our new Piano Lab is now open before school.  Please come in and play!

VC - We've just completed "Aura Lee" and most groups are testing on it this week. We talked about "Aura Lee", the folk song, and how Elvis Presley had a big hit with the same melody called, "Love Me Tender".  This relates to one of our standards for the week.

MHSIP.9a:  Understanding music and culture.

Please check out these 2 recordings of "Love Me Tender" and write one or two paragraphs comparing and contrasting these two recordings, including the rendition you just played on piano. You may include other familiar melodies that have stood the test of time and have been revived by a new generation.

Elvis Presley

Nora Jones

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

Be able to perform your All-State solos, scales and sight-reading skills starting tomorrow.

You should expect to perform one or a combination of these skills until the All-State audition.
You might be called upon at any time during your class period.
Ladies and Gentlemen

The Piano Lab will be open tomorrow!!!
Our piano class schedule will resume.

Our new pianos are similar to the previous instruments, so you may help yourselves experimenting.
PLEASE do not touch the computers or the keyboards until you are trained to do so.
Our introduction to the computers will happen in the next two weeks.
We've got to get back on our piano schedule.  The sooner you show that you're on track, the sooner we can get to the computers.