Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sir Duke Break -- Measures 7 & 8

Here are the last two measures. You'll notice the first part is just straight pentatonic scale run from G to High A. Try to use good crossover technique. Good job!

Sir Duke Break -- Measures 5 & 6

In my view measures 5 & 6 present the greatest challenge, but if you take it slow and follow the two forward one back pattern of the mallets you'll be fine. Almost done.

Sir Duke Break -- Measures 3 & 4

Here are measures 3 and 4, once again with a slower version and then slightly faster. You're halfway there!

Sir Duke Break -- Measures 1 & 2

Here are the opening two measures of the break. All the videos have both a slowed down and slightly faster version for you to try,

Hey Fifth Grade Xylophone Players -- here's the break from Sir Duke along with the music including note names. Next week I hope to start lending out xylophones so you can practice at home.

It may seem challenging, but don't be intimidated. I will be putting up additional video of the break in two measure phrases so you can learn it bit by bit.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fifth Grade Culmination Song #3 - "Sir Duke"

Hi Fifth Graders. Here is the 3rd and final song we will be singing for culmination. Remember we will be performing this song in a slightly different key, but this should give you a pretty good idea of how to sing this great Stevie Wonder song. And remind me to tell you about "records' in class.

Recorder Ensemble -- "Zemer Atik/Part B"

Here's the B section and at the end of the video a demonstration of how the entire piece sounds played at normal speed.

Recorder Ensemble -- "Zemer Atik/Part A"

Here's the first section of Zemer Atik, slowed down a bit. We only have five weeks till the end of school so get to work everybody.

Recorder Ensemble -- Playing the Egyptian Scale

Hi Recorder Ensemble Members -- here is a short lesson that teaches you how to make the G# and how it fits into the Dominant Phrygian (aka Egyptian Mode). Give a listen as these are skills you will need to plsy "Zemer Atik."

Monday, May 9, 2011

5th Graders -- "Imagine" Karioke Version

HI 5th graders -- one of your classmates was kind enough to send this to me to post for all of you. It is a Karioke version of "Imagine" which you may find useful for practicing.