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Shire Session Notes Wednesday January 27th

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Craig Bosnick | Weekly Wednesday Session Notes

3:15pm Piano 1a w/Craig:

  • Continued Ice Pops Pg 40 (C & G)
  • Started Twinkling Planets (First time playing C, F & G)
  1. Play through Green, Yellow and Red song each day
  2. Identity C, F and G on Piano. Put stickers on if necessary
  3. Practice pg 38 & 39
  4. Practice pg 40
  5. Try pg 41

3:45pm Intermediate Guitar w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Am, C, & G and Learned Shake it off
  • Reviewed Drag Me Down
  • Song Requests: Bad Boys
  1. Work on Cool Kids and the Tablature
  2. Drag Me Down and the quick Double shots
  3. Work on Shake it Off
  4. Try to change chords in both songs as quick as possible

4:15pm Piano 1b w/Craig:

  • Reviewed 1st pg 40 My Sombrero,
  • Reviewed pg 43 Mythical Unicorn
  • Reviewed pg 44 Lunch Box Blues (Flats)
  • Reviewed Egyptian Pyramids pg 45 (Sharps and Flats)
  • Continued It's a Brand New Day Pg 46
  1. Clean up My Sombrero and Its a Brand New Day
  2. When we can play the last 5 songs we'll move onto the next box.

 

4:45pm Electric Guitar w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Power Chords
  • Reviewed When I Come Around
  • Learned Running Down a Dream by Tom Petty
  1. Practice When I Come Around with tight power chords
  2. Pracitce Drag me Down tab and rhythm
  3. Practice 
  4. Try playing drag me down with power chords. May need to find out root notes.

Shire Session Notes Monday January 25th

Monday, January 25, 2016 by Craig Bosnick | Weekly Monday Session Notes

3:45pm Piano 2b w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed pg25 Science Fair
  • Sightread Floating Down the River pg26-27
  1. Work on pedal coordination in Floating
  2. Recognzied octive intervals in Science Fair

4:15pm Advanced Drums w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Pg 28 32nd Notes
  • Worked through Pg 29 32nd note double stroke rolls and drum fills
  • Incorporated 32nd fills on Pg 29 into Thinkign Out Loud
  • FInished That's Not Freedom Drum Solo Pg 72
  1. Play through Pg 28 & 29 slow and fast
  2. Continue to practice That's Not Freedom Drum Solo (write out beat counts if needed)
  3. Practice incorporatin Pg 29 drum fills into familiar beats (go back and forth betwee HighHat and Ride)

4:15pm Piano 1b w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed Sarah's Musette pg28
  • Played My YoYo pg29
  • Sightread In Old Hong Kong pg30
  1. Work on moving up the Octave (8va)
  2. Recignize the interval of the 4th in Old Hong Kong
  3. Play a Red, Yellow and Green song each day

4:45pm Beginning Drums w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Counting Stars, 2 Beats & 2 Fills
  • Reviewed Pg 11 1/8th Note Rests
  • Worked on Pg 11 Drum Fills
  • Incorporated Pg 11 Drum Fills into familiar beats switiching between HighHat and Ride
  • Worked on Pg 56 Rocking Tme Drum Solo
  • Started Pg 57 Drum Solo 'Rockin in Time'
  • Introduced Accents pg 12-13
  1. Play Counting Stars beats and fills
  2. Practice Pg 11 1/8th note rests
  3. Practice incorporating Pg 11 Drum fills into famliar beats switching between HighHat and Ride
  4. Practice all 5 lines of Pg 56 Rocking Time Drum Solo
  5. Practice pg 57 Drum Solo 'Rocking in Time'
  6. Review Accents pg 12-13

4:45pm Piano 1A w/Natalie:

  • Reviewd Hush Little Baby pg27
  • Played Let's Take a Trip pg28
  • Sighread Big Ben pg29
  • New Time signaute 3/4 and dotted half note (3 beats)
  1. Work on Left Hand Right Hand Alternating
  2. Recognizing middle C adn alternating left hand
  3. Play a Red, Yelloe and Green Song each day

6:15pm Advanced Guitar w/Craig:

  • First Day of My Life By Bright Eyes (New Chords Dm & D7)
  • Reviewed What I've Done
  1. Practice Thinking Our Loud and Hook
  2. Work on First Day of My Life
  3. Review What I've Done and Cool Kids in Prep for next week

6:45pm Beginner w/Craig:

  • Started working on Pg 36 Drum Patterns #3,4,5
  • Reviewed Pg 7 1/4 and 1/8 notes
  • Worked on Pg 9 Drum Fills
  • Incoproated Pg 9 Drum Fills with Beat 3 on Pg 36
  • Introduced 1/8 Note rests Pg 11
  1. Play Pg 7 Reading Practice and Bass & Snare Drums
  2. Play Drum Fills on Pg 9
  3. Work on Beats on Pg 36
  4. Pg 11 Eight Note Rests

7:15pm Piano 1A w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Twinkling Planets (Playing F, C & G)
  • Started Skating pg 43 (notes stepping up) New note G
  • Started Basketball Pg 43 - New Note E (stepping down)
  • Intrduced Trampoline Bounce pg 44
  1. Practice Pg 41 (softly)
  2. Pracrtice Pg 42 (watch for G stepping up)
  3. Practice pg 43 (watch for E stepping down)

7:45pm Guitar Jam w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Have You Ever Seen the Rain and Tablature - check strum
  • Learned Hallellujah for next week (6/8 time)
  • Introduced Bm and Photograph
  • Requests: Colin Hay, Sasquatch, Pochahontas, Pearl Jam, STP
  1. Play through Hey Jude
  2. Play through Let it Be and clean up the hook in the chorus
  3. Work on Have You Ever Seen the Rain and simple Tablature - try the chop strum
  4. Practice Bm and Photograph hook

 

Shire Session Notes Wednesday January 20th

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Craig Bosnick | Weekly Wednesday Session Notes

3:15pm Piano 1a w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Anchor Notes C & F
  • Reviewed Waltzing pg38 and about 3/4 Time (1,2,3,1,2,3) & Dotted Half Notes
  • Reviewed Grand Staff
  • Reviewed new note G and continued Aspen Trees Pg 39 
  • Learned Ice Pops Pg 40 (C & G)
  • Started Twinkling Planets (First time playing C, F & G)
  1. Play through Green, Yellow and Red song each day
  2. Identity C, F and G on Piano. Put stickers on if necessary
  3. Practice pg 38 & 39
  4. Practice pg 40
  5. Try pg 41

3:45pm Intermediate Guitar w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Cool Kids Rhythm & Tablature
  • Reviewed Drag Me Down
  • Song Requests: Bad Boys, Shake it Off, Levels
  1. Work on Cool Kids and the Tablature
  2. Drag Me Down and the quick Double shots
  3. Try to change chords in both songs as quick as possible

4:15pm Piano 1b w/Craig:

  • Reviewed 1st pg 40 My Sombrero, Started 2nd Page
  • Reviewed pg 43 Mythical Unicorn (almost done)
  • Started pg 44 Lunch Box Blues (Flats)
  • Started Egyptian Pyramids pg 45 (Sharps and Flats)
  • Started It's a Brand New Day Pg 46
  1. Play pg 38 Broadway Star - play as fast as you can without loosing time
  2. Practice pg 40 and 41 of My Sombrero
  3. Practice pg 43 The Mythical Unicorn
  4. Practice pg 44 Lunch Box and 45 Egyptian (watch carfeully for sharps and flats)
  5. Try pg 46-47 It's a Brand New - See how far you can get.
  6. When we can play the last 5 songs we'll move onto the next box.

 

4:45pm Electric Guitar w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Power Chords
  • Reviewed Cool Kids and Tab
  • Reviewed When I Come Around
  • Learned solo for When I Come Around
  1. Practice When I Come Around with tight power chords
  2. Practice Solo for When I Come Around
  3. Pracitce Drag me Down tab and rhythm
  4. Try playing drag me down with power chords. May need to find out root notes.