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Instrumental Music Program for LW 4th & 5th Grade Parents
Dear parent,
 
If your child has chosen to participate in Instrumental Music this year, please review the attached brochure with them to see what this year's music class will entail.
 
Also, please sit with your child for a few minutes every day while they practice! Extra eyes on posture and positioning will help a lot!  (10-15 minutes of practice each day is enough).
 
At the bottom of this email are links to short introductory lessons for each instrument.  These lessons are a great place to begin! 
 
Thank you for your help and support.  I'm looking forward to another amazing year in instrumental music!
 
-cliff rawson
scusd music
 

BAND

 

Flute

 

1   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9TQS1Ejedo  opening case, parts 3:49

 

2    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhO4viOGGTw making a sound on head joint 6:33

 

3.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW4lSL9j4Rkputting the flute together 3:49

 

4.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLO0WkLXwfo how to hold the flute, home keys 4:52

 

5.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV-Op11YA2A first note (D) 4:50

 

6.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkT7i-Ojp9Y 2nd note (Eb) and Shark Attack! Song

 

7.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX7Y1C7Hbwc low F to high F with embouchure 3:27

 

Clarinet

 

1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTHftAV-5FE&list=PL06seol1EtFcMkVjGEe3VcsmP-JpG4WCM opening case, parts 3:21

 

2.1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vxpz5EwKr4&index=3&list=PL06seol1EtFcMkVjGEe3VcsmP-JpG4WCM Assembling the Mouthpiece, Barrel, and Reed 8:10

 

2.2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WcvrTqE-yk&index=4&list=PL06seol1EtFcMkVjGEe3VcsmP-JpG4WCMHow to make a sound! (embouchure, band face, and first sound) 4:40

 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOQvqee2BxA&list=PL06seol1EtFcMkVjGEe3VcsmP-JpG4WCM&index=5How to put together (assemble) the clarinet 4:21

 

4.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0DNM2p7fuA&index=6&list=PL06seol1EtFcMkVjGEe3VcsmP-JpG4WCMHow to Hold the Clarinet & Home Keys  5:17

 

5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izf5sGMI1CY&index=7&list=PL06seol1EtFcMkVjGEe3VcsmP-JpG4WCMThe First Three Notes 5:31

 

Alto Sax

 

1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIcYBLS5Hx4opening the case. 3:20.

 

2.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4GR_cv-oDYassemblingthe mouthpiece/reed. 2:53

 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ett8eG-3Ie4&index=6&list=PL06seol1EtFefBPKKpbjaht5cTX57mnnsputting together the saxophone. 3:39

 

4.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVSbs-ZMcKohow to hold the saxophone, home keys 3:28

 

5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP2Mrpa4e38&index=9&list=PL06seol1EtFefBPKKpbjaht5cTX57mnnsplaying a B 2:38

 

6.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7D78ssiZKQ&index=10&list=PL06seol1EtFefBPKKpbjaht5cTX57mnnsplaying an A 1:15

 

7.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V7M5o-MkSI&index=11&list=PL06seol1EtFefBPKKpbjaht5cTX57mnnsplaying a G.  1:11

 

8.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV9Y5EzJZbQ&list=PL06seol1EtFefBPKKpbjaht5cTX57mnns&index=12hot cross buns. 6:07

 

Trumpet

 

1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SjH0qhQpoU buzzing, breathing exercises, right/left hand positions, open C, open G, F.  9:59

 

2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyklhM40Z7Q producing a good tone. 8:09

 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKpaZMq30hMlesson 3 tonguing. 8:17

 

4.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL8rR8Hm_NEreading and playing notes (reading starts at 5:20). 9:38.

 

5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO0_qjQkYOM playing songs. 6:24

 

Trombone

 1.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyG3pNG6Gnw  Assembly, how to hold. 10:34

 

2.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyG3pNG6Gnw&t=1sFirstsounds. 6:28

 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dkGumeNjkLearning the slide. 9:30

 

4.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IGv7ytUudsBb and F. 2:43

 

5.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGW0YskMeasTonguing.  6:32

 

6.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL42E3KIiDwTonguing and Sliding. 3:33

 

7.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmJMhAduh7wFirst five notes. 8:38

 

Snare Drum

 

1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu16mkgndNAStanding and playing position. 2:21

 

2.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s785ERpX3dEStick grip. 7:24.

 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Qphu0zp6g&t=36sbasicstroke. 4:41



 

ORCHESTRA

 

Violin/Viola

 

Taping the fingerboard(ONLY WITH PARENTS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv9vcD9QwPQ8:53

 

Tuning the instrument (ONLY WITH PARENTShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01Wz9aaZfc5:12.


Lessons

 1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfnAmEMWQrg&t=189sHolding the instrument (guitar style), pizzicato with thumb. D major scale, twinkle twinkle. 13:34

Sheet music download https://www.stringclub.com/lesson-1/

 

2. Holding the violin (on the shoulder) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ElT-63o3M3:37

 

3. Holding the bow, (exercises) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YINn63n7-_E 4:59

 

More advanced lessons:

 

1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf4XGSCvJbU&t=16stwonote finger patterns

 

2.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Z7VKUmTso&index=5&t=0s&list=PL93tsttt2hEkTUgW3tUoSXv8sNROe6_4xstring club notation animation

 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6C3RBiwllE&list=PL93tsttt2hEkTUgW3tUoSXv8sNROe6_4x&index=6 vibrato (wrist and arm). 6:42.


Cello

 Applying Fingerboard Tape (ONLY WITH PARENTS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SysF4ZHjmYI5:00

 

Tuning the instrument (ONLY WITH PARENTShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01Wz9aaZfc5:12.

 

1.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eySmCWYBlnULesson 1 part 1. Parts of the cello, parts of the bow, holding the instrument, right hand arm motion, bow grip, 

 

2.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0sgGK2NNZU&t=20sLesson 1 part 2. Bowing open strings (various exercises)

 

3.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtREPQpKgFY&disable_polymer=truepizzicato (first half of video)

 

More advanced lessons

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECVcH7WFVHU&t=16sPizzicato part 1, major scales. 7:01.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bErTbHsBjL4Pizzicato part 2. 7:52.

 

String Club Notation Animation (this is a good site for continued online study) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPXEutLCZ2k

 

 
Posted by: Karen Spinks Published:9/19/18
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