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Shire Session Notes Monday February 29th

Monday, February 29, 2016 by Natalie Warkentin | Weekly Monday Session Notes

3:45pm Piano 2B w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Learned C major scale
  • Learned correct hand positions for major scales 
  • Put finger positions to practice in Take Me Out to The Ball Game p32
  • Reviewed left hand shifts in Also Sprach
  1. Play through p28 (play whole notes for full value - dont rush)
  2. Practice playing C major scale with left and right hand up and down. 
  3. Practice major scale finger positions until you have it in your muscle memory
  4. Practice Take ME Out to the Ball Game p32 (finger positions and hand transitions in RED)

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 1b w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed 5th interval in Wind Chimes (damper pedal)
  • Reviewed recognizing 3rd and 5th intervals in Bells of St Joseph
  • REviewed Fermata (hold note longer than its rhythmic value)
  • Learned half steps and how sharps # are affected by them 
  • Learned that B#=C, E#=F
  1. Play through p33 Bells of Saint Joseph (damper pedal)
  2. Play through p35 Hot Ari Balloon (f#)
  3. Practice Creep Crawler p36 (make sure not to confuse C# and C. 
  4. Practice finger positions in Creepy Crawler 

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 1A w/Natalie:

  • Reviewed left hand start in Early to Bed p31
  • Reviewed identifying finger position on "finger map"
  • Introduced musical staff. (Righ Hand = Treble Clef, Left Hand = Bass Clef) 
  • Learned middle C (middle C is the same in the bass clef and treble clef)
  • Played Change on C p34 (watch for finger positions)
  • Leaned half rest (2 counts)
  • Learned Bass F ("laser pointer" note out of two dots on bass clef)
  • Played Arrow Head p36
  1. Review Treble Clef and Bass Clef
  2. Play through Change on C (watch for dynamic changes - forte, piano..)
  3. Play through Arrowhead (identify F and C)

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