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Shire Session Notes Monday April 18

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Natalie Warkentin | Uncategorized

3:45pm Piano 1A w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed 3/4 time signature
  • Reviewed anchor notes C and F
  • Learned the difference between tempo (how fast or slow) and dynamics (how loud or soft) 
  • Learned anchor note G in treble clef 
  • Played Waltzing p38
  • Played Aspen Trees p39
  • Learned Ice Pops p40 
  1. Practice counting 3/4 time (1 2 3.. 1 2 3...) 
  2. Practice Waltzing
  3. Practice new anchor note G in Aspen Trees
  4. Work on Ice Pops (remember that dotted half note gets three counts)

4:15pm Advanced Drums w/Craig:

  • Reviewed 32nd Notes
  • Reviewed When I Come Around
  • Learned Iris
  • Rudiments and dbl stroke 32nd fills
  1. Play through Pg 28 & 29 slow and fast
  2. Play through When I Come arounf or Come Together (Lots of 32nds)

4:15pm Piano 2B w/Natalie:

  • Before starting songs, warm up with C, G and D major scales in right and left hand 
  • Reviewed Scale finger positions
  • Reviewed C major, G major (F#) and D major (F# C#) 
  • Reviewed Scales My Way (watch for accidental shifts) 
  • Learned Over the Rainbow p38
  • Practice Pachelbels Canon 
  1. Warm up with C G and D mojor scales with RH and LH
  2. Play Over the Rainbow (make sure to count eighth notes)
  3. Continue practicing Pachelbels Canon  

4:45pm Beginning Drums w/Craig:

  • Continue work on Ghost Snares
  • Reviewed Pg 56 Drum Solo
  • Practiced PG 57 Drum Solo
  1. Practice all 5 lines of Pg 56 Rocking Time Drum Solo
  2. Practice pg 57 Drum Solo 'Rocking in Time'
  3. Review Accents pg 12-13

4:45pm Piano 1B w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed The Mythical Unicorn p43 (watch for pickup beat)
  • Reviewed Lunch Box Blues p44 (flats apply to all notes in the same bar) 
  • Learned Egyptian Pyramids
  1. Review Lunch Box Blues 
  2. Play Egyptian Pyramids (watch for tricky accidentals)

6:15pm Advanced Guitar w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Centuries
  • Learned Iris
  • Reviewed The First Day of My Life
  1. Review What I've Done and Cool Kids
  2. Practice Drag Me Down with Power Chords
  3. Work on Centuries
  4. Pracice This is the First Day of My Life

6:45pm Beginner w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Pg 36 Drum Patterns
  • Started Pg 37 Drum Patterns
  • Reviewed Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  1. Work on Beats on Pg 36 & 37
  2. Pg 11 Eight Note Rests
  3. Pg 56 first 2 lines of Rocking Time

7:15pm Piano 1A w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Skateboard
  1. Practice Pg 47-49

7:45pm Guitar Jam w/Craig:

  • Reviewed: I Will Wait (Bluegrass rhythms)
  • Reviewed: Free Falling (D4, D2)
  • Reviewed: Superman Song (Picking)
  • Learned Iris
  • Requests: Blur - Tender
  1. Heart of God
  2. I Will Wait and The Girl
  3. Free Falling
  4. Superman Song
  5. Try Scientist

 

Shire Session Notes Monday April 11

Monday, April 11, 2016 by Natalie Warkentin | Uncategorized

3:45pm Piano 1A w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed treble (RH) and bass (LH) clef 
  • Reviewed anchor notes C and F
  • Played Arrowhead p36
  • Played My New Piece p37
  • Learned 3/4 time signature 
  • Dotted half notes have three counts
  • Learned Waltzing
  • Review Change on C (make sure to watch for changing finger positions)
  1. Review identifying F and C on different staves
  2. Review Arrowhead 
  3. Practice playing My New Piece (note tricky F anc C changes) 
  4. Practice counting 3/4 time (1 2 3.. 1 2 3...) 

4:15pm Advanced Drums w/Craig:

  • Reviewed 32nd Notes
  • Reviewed When I Come Around
  • Learned Iris
  • Rudiments and dbl stroke 32nd fills
  1. Play through Pg 28 & 29 slow and fast
  2. Play through When I Come arounf or Come Together (Lots of 32nds)

4:15pm Piano 2B w/Natalie:

  • Before starting songs, warm up with C, G and D major scales in right and left hand 
  • Reviewed Scale finger positions
  • Reviewed C major, G major (F#) and D major (F# C#) 
  • REviewed Scales my Way (watch for accidental shifts) 
  • Practice Pachelbels Canon 
  1. Warm up with C G and D mojor scales with RH and LH
  2. Practice Scales my WAy (watch for F#s)
  3. Practice Pachelbels Canon RH only (dont forget F#s) 

4:45pm Beginning Drums w/Craig:

  • Continue work on Ghost Snares
  • Reviewed Pg 56 Drum Solo
  • Practiced PG 57 Drum Solo
  1. Practice all 5 lines of Pg 56 Rocking Time Drum Solo
  2. Practice pg 57 Drum Solo 'Rocking in Time'
  3. Review Accents pg 12-13

4:45pm Piano 1B w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed The Joke p39 (practice pick up beat) 
  • Reviewed Broadway Star p38
  • Learned My Sombrero p40
  1. Review The Joke (pratice pick up beat)
  2. Practice My Sombrero ( make smooth transitions between sections) (watch for #s)
  3. Sight read The Mythical Unicorn 

6:15pm Advanced Guitar w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Centuries
  • Learned Iris
  • Reviewed The First Day of My Life
  1. Review What I've Done and Cool Kids
  2. Practice Drag Me Down with Power Chords
  3. Work on Centuries
  4. Pracice This is the First Day of My Life

6:45pm Beginner w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Pg 36 Drum Patterns
  • Started Pg 37 Drum Patterns
  • Reviewed Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  1. Work on Beats on Pg 36 & 37
  2. Pg 11 Eight Note Rests
  3. Pg 56 first 2 lines of Rocking Time

7:15pm Piano 1A w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Skateboard
  1. Practice Pg 47-49

7:45pm Guitar Jam w/Craig:

  • Reviewed: I Will Wait (Bluegrass rhythms)
  • Reviewed: Free Falling (D4, D2)
  • Reviewed: Superman Song (Picking)
  • Learned Iris
  • Requests: Blur - Tender
  1. Heart of God
  2. I Will Wait and The Girl
  3. Free Falling
  4. Superman Song
  5. Try Scientist

 

Shire Session Notes Monday April 4

Monday, April 4, 2016 by Natalie Warkentin | Uncategorized

3:45pm Piano 1A w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed treble (RH) and bass (LH) clef 
  • Reviewed anchor notes C and F
  • Played Change on C p35
  • Played Arrowhead with anchor notes F and C
  1. Review Change on C (make sure to watch for changing finger positions)
  2. Review identifying F and C on different staves
  3. Practice playing Arrowhead (note that its left hand only!)

4:15pm Advanced Drums w/Craig:

  • Reviewed 32nd Notes
  • Reviewed When I Come Around
  • Learned Iris
  • Rudiments and dbl stroke 32nd fills
  1. Play through Pg 28 & 29 slow and fast
  2. Play through When I Come arounf or Come Together (Lots of 32nds)

4:15pm Piano 2B w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed Take Me Out to the BAll Game p32 (watch for rests!)
  • Learned the V7 chord
  • Practiced hearing the difference between a V7 and I chord
  • Learned G major scale with F# accidental (all Fs are affected by the sharp)
  • Sight read Scales My Way p36 
  1. Play through Take Me out to the Ballgame p36
  2. Practice playnig C major scale 
  3. Practice playing G major scale 
  4. Practice Scales My Way and make sure to play F sharps 
  5. Practice playing left hand and then right hand and then putting them together 

4:45pm Beginning Drums w/Craig:

  • Continue work on Ghost Snares
  • Reviewed Pg 56 Drum Solo
  • Practiced PG 57 Drum Solo
  1. Practice all 5 lines of Pg 56 Rocking Time Drum Solo
  2. Practice pg 57 Drum Solo 'Rocking in Time'
  3. Review Accents pg 12-13

4:45pm Piano 1B w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed Hot Air Ballon p35 with damper pedal to add an airy dynamic
  • Reviewed I Asked My Mother p37
  • Worked on pick up note/incomplete measure
  • Reviewed Broadway Star p38
  • Sightread The Joke p39 (worked on pick up measure)
  1. Review I Asked My Mother (accentuate the slurs and moving lines)
  2. Practice The Joke and be sure to keep RH and LH transitions smooth
  3. Practice just left hand and then just the right hand 
  4. Sight read My Sombrero and watch for F#s

6:15pm Advanced Guitar w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Centuries
  • Learned Iris
  • Reviewed The First Day of My Life
  1. Review What I've Done and Cool Kids
  2. Practice Drag Me Down with Power Chords
  3. Work on Centuries
  4. Pracice This is the First Day of My Life

6:45pm Beginner w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Pg 36 Drum Patterns
  • Started Pg 37 Drum Patterns
  • Reviewed Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  1. Work on Beats on Pg 36 & 37
  2. Pg 11 Eight Note Rests
  3. Pg 56 first 2 lines of Rocking Time

7:15pm Piano 1A w/Craig:

  • Reviewed Skateboard
  1. Practice Pg 47-49

7:45pm Guitar Jam w/Craig:

  • Reviewed: I Will Wait (Bluegrass rhythms)
  • Reviewed: Free Falling (D4, D2)
  • Reviewed: Superman Song (Picking)
  • Learned Iris
  • Requests: Blur - Tender
  1. Heart of God
  2. I Will Wait and The Girl
  3. Free Falling
  4. Superman Song
  5. Try Scientist