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April 21, 2024

Hi Abigail!


Your regular lesson assignment is below - we'll pick back up with this stuff after the recital. In the meantime, we'll be focusing on When the Saints for the recital on May 9. See the TUNES section below for some new recordings of When the Saints.


Regular lesson assignment:

- Remember to always articulate with your tongue (unless there is a slur written)

- Standard of Excellence book p. 23

- Click this LINK and watch the 2nd and 3rd videos about the musical staff and ledger lines

- In the EXERCISES section: practice all of p. 2 from the 1st sheet (that we did in today's lesson)
- From the TUNES section: Can you play When the Saints just like the recording (use headphones)? Can you play Blue Skies just as Ella Fitzgerald sings it?

- Are there any songs from this new playlist that you really dig?




Review all of p. 2 (exercises in keys of D Major and A Major):
Practice from m. 127 - end of this sheet:
 (use HEADPHONES for playing along with tracks and try to play just like the folks on the recordings!
When the Saints SLOW (cl)
00:00 / 01:51
When the Saints MEDIUM (cl)
00:00 / 01:28
When the Saints w- tambourine (cl)
00:00 / 01:03
 These 2 recordings are When the Saints in your key - please click the links, then select the option to listen to them on the actual YouTube site. Then go to the settings wheel and select playback speed. Try 0.75 or 0.5.Then practice along - with your headphones - with these recordings.
Listen to them for ideas of interesting rhythms for your G arpeggio:
Below is a recording of orchestra and choir performing Ode to Joy and also the pdf; when you are comfortable withe the notes, you can play along with the top track and then also try playing along with the bottom track (as a harmony/duet part):
Ode to Joy (top part, low clar)
00:00 / 01:18
Ode to Joy (bottom part, low clar)
00:00 / 01:19
Below is a recording of Ella Fitzgerald singing Blue Skies; again, the pdf is here and a couple of play-along tracks for you:
Blue Skies slow w- tambourine (cl)
00:00 / 01:26
Blue Skies fast w- tambourine (cl)
00:00 / 00:59
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (cl)
00:00 / 02:17
Ain’t Misbehavin' (both parts) SLOW
00:00 / 02:19
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (cl both parts 80bpm)
00:00 / 01:37
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (cl bottom 80bpm)
00:00 / 01:36
Sweet Georgia Brown SLOW (low cl)
00:00 / 02:02
Sweet Georgia Brown MEDIUM (low cl)
00:00 / 01:19
-Ye Olde Stuffe-           
This video shows how to properly swab out your clarinet and clean your mouthpiece (make the video "full screen" so you can really see what I'm doing):
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