Archive for June, 2011

The 5 Browns: Rhapsody in Blue

The composer for the week is George Gershwin. He was a modern American composer and pianist, and one of his best known works was Rhapsody in Blue.

The performers in the video are The 5 Browns, a classical piano musical group consisting of 5 siblings.

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Web Challenge #3

Enjoy a summer treat by completing the Snow Cone Signs and Symbols worksheet.

1. Go here to download your worksheet.

2. Print the worksheet.

3. Complete the worksheet.

4. Bring the completed worksheet to your next lesson.

Contact me (or leave a comment) if you have any questions about the worksheet.

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Vladimir Horowitz: Mozart piano concerto 23 first movement with orchestra

This week we are learning about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Did you know he composed over 600 works? Amazing!

The performer in the video is Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989), a Russian-American classical virtuoso pianist. He was one of the greatest classical pianists of the twentieth century.

For more information about Mozart (and to download free music and activity pages) visit Making Music Fun.

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Web Challenge #2

Review your treble clef notes by playing the note naming challenge. I have customized the challenge for my students–find your initials (in the brackets) to know which level is for you and then play away!

Beginner students (AO): Middle C-G, play for three minutes and then record your score (percentage). Click here to begin.

Level 1 (CC, AT): Middle C-Treble G, play for three minutes and then record your score (percentage). Click here to begin.

Intermediate (EH, KC):Middle C-Treble G, play for five minutes and then record your score (percentage). Click here to begin.

Advanced (AO, AO): Ledger line A-Ledger line high C, play for five minutes and then record your score (percentage). Click here to begin.

Super Advanced (anyone who really wants a challenge): Ledger line A-Ledger line high C with accidentals, play for five minutes and then record your score (percentage). Click here to begin.

Note: On the note naming screen there is a little gear shift icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Click that and select No under Remember Score if you would like to play the game again. You’ll also notice there is a timer, as well as a little keyboard you might have fun with.

Contact me (or leave a comment) if you have any questions about the game.

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Glenn Gould: Bach’s Goldburg Variations 8-14

We spent the week learning about Johann Sebastian Bach, so his music is the focus of this Great Performance post.The performer in the video is Glenn Gould, a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly known for his interpretations of the keyboard music of Bach. His playing style is a little unorthodox, but his performance is amazing!

For more information about Johann Sebastian Bach (and to download free sheet music and activity pages) visit Making Music Fun.

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Web Challenge #1

Test your knowledge of essential music symbols by playing Music Darts. Follow the link to the game here, then record your score on your lesson assignment sheet.

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Jarrod Radnich: Harry Potter Theme

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