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Newbold Orchestra Online

Our JQOP online music enrichment is designed to provide distance learning enrichment including music literacy worksheets, music apps to improve home practice sessions, and inspiring videos of professional musicians and ensembles.

Home Practice Apps Starter Set

These two free mobile apps are all you need to support your home practice sessions

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Download and print Music Literacy Packet and create a free Zoom account

Music Literacy Packet
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Virtual Learning Set-Up

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.

Double Your Impact Before April 30th

All donations made before April 30th will be matched up to $19K by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Tuning your Instrument

Tuning the pegs on all string instruments

Violin Tuning

Cello Tuning

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Viola Tuning

Bass Tuning

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Tuners can be used to help ‘tune’ an instrument and produces a sustained sound to use as a tool for playing better ‘in tune’ during home practice.

Interested in
Private Lessons?

Our team of talented Teaching Artists may be availabe upon request for private lessons. Please complete the form below if you are interested in learning more. 

Metronome Apps

Metronomes can be used to keep a steady beat while you practice. Here are a few low-cost apps for your mobile device.

Pulse - Free

Drum Loops & Metronome - Free drum loops

Music Apps

Below is a list of fun music apps to keep your home practice fun and entertaining while you play your instrument.

Scales and Sight Reading Apps

Scales are the basic language of music and it's important to practice daily. But you can also make it fun!

Serious Music to Watch

Listening to great music is just as important as playing it. Enjoy these iconic string pieces played by the world's top performers!

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