Newbold Orchestra

Week of March 16th 

Steps to Go Virtual (requires parental support for all three):

  1. Families download Music Literacy Packets

  2. Students with parent support download to their Chromebook or preferred device for virtual music lessons.

  3. Parental guardians respond to JQOP Teaching Artists request to schedule virtual private lesson time for the upcoming week.

Week of March 23rd

Learning Objectives:

  1. I can play solid transitions between the arco and knocks in Catto’s courage, using the rest beats.

  2. I can demonstrate my Brandenburg 8th note runs with the metronome at 69BPM with no hesitations.

  3. I can identify all intervals between a unison and an octave easily.

Week of March 30th

Learning Objectives:

  1. I can play the Chorale all the way through with the metronome at 76BPM, with dynamics and character changes. 

  2. I can demonstrate the first 8 bars of the Brandenburg 2ND MOVEMENT with confidence.

  3. I can identify if a chord is a I, IV or V in a given key signature. 

Week of April 6th

Learning Objectives:

  1. I can play Catto’s courage entirely at full tempo (goal metronome 100BPM) with no snags at any rests, so I can show my solid rhythm and counting skills.

  2. I can demonstrate all my Brandenburg 1st movement 8th note runs at metronome 80BPM, using finger pop/drop clarity so that it sparkles!

  3. I can identify the order of scales in both sharp and flat orders in the Circle of Fifths.

Week of April 13th (no lessons on Monday) 

Learning Objectives:

  1. I can play Brandenburg 2nd movement to Bar 30, with solid non-rushing rhythm and ease when shifting notes.

  2. I can demonstrate smooth, even (beginner) vibrato in the Chorale to help add serenity to the piece character. 

  3. I can identify the difference between the three types of minor scales.


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