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Dear Students,
I wanted to give you something specific to work on.  At this time of year we start to focus 
on the 12 major scales.  It is important to begin advanced band (and high school) knowing
how to play all of your major scales at least one octave. I have included several videos to
watch before beginning the exercise.  We will begin by learning how to spell all of the scales correctly.  When your ready, download and fill out the worksheet.  I will post the answers early next week.  It is important to go through the exercise on your own before I give you the answers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUG7Cv25uUo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObBCOgLCOkE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs6086iRlnQ

names of the notes on the piano.pdf
Scale Spellings.pdf

Scale Spellings with answers.pdf

Next step is to begin memorizing each scale and arpeggio one at a time. Here is concert C:
C Major Scale.pdf
If you really want to become familiar with the scale learn to play a few songs in that key.  Mary Had a Little lamb begins on the 3rd note (scale degree) and Twinkle Twinkle begins on the 1st: 1155665. Choose a song of your own or one out of the book to learn in the key of C.

At this time of year, we usually do a lot of sight reading in class.   Sight Reading Factory is a great resource for you to use.  It has a free trial and then is only $34 for the year if you feel like it is valuable.  

I also recommend the Concert and Contest Collection books.  You can order them on jwpepper.com.  These are the books that the SCSBOA honor band audition music usually come out of.  You can start practicing ahead for next year.

Our brass coach Rudy Arevalos is offering lessons via ZOOM.  Please give him a call if you are interested. (714) 421-8684.

Students, if you use your new found free time wisely, you should come back to school in amazing shape.  Practice is the key to success and now you have the time!  Take advantage of it, my kids and I are.  We have accomplished a lot in the last week and I honestly can say that we have been to busy to be bored and have a huge sense of accomplishmentStart with a specific goal; like memorizing your 12 major scales, or finishing the book, or learning a solo.  I miss all of you look forward to seeing how much you have accomplished when we get back.


Note Cards
PDF of Note Cards Powerpoint
Tuba Concert F
Trombone/ Euphonium Concert F
F Horn Concert F
Trumpet Concert F


Flute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVqlcwqxG7o

 

Oboe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUhVwJqial0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ns5KImbTqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UOQhi6Ay5U

 

Bassoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHySZdY4zDE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvr6O0ktoMk

Clarinet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz8AuolJwfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdyD2rPq6RI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFWlx57f82A

 How to tongue on the clarinet

Saxophone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCQHnZ1cVwU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52XmkRquf38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbWd42XfapE

 

Trumpet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9k4yKcdvpE

 Trumpet Buzzing
video on how to buzz on a trumpet mouthpiece
how to buzz on a trumpet
video on how to buzz on a trumpet
How to tongue on the trumpet

French Horn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXD8ICykNKU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaNh7daNfGU

 

Low brass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96nh3tfnKhk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJW4wibjR_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SBR6jZPEig

 

Euphonium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfIYi-sXah8

 

tuba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfjXNuCDdEE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoEhr4Q1S9s

percussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5wA7DSspmc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXCCS-Cu41Q



Dragon Dance F horn part.mp3
High Adventure F horn part.mp3


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