With the point grading system above you can create enough points to not need to practice 2 days a week. Any additional points gained past 100 total points for the week will be added as bonus points.
Tips for a successful practice session 1. Pick a quiet distraction free environment to practice.2. Plan what you are going to practice before playing even a single note.3. Use a metronome or tuner while you practice.4. Use the same steps we use in class to practice.5. Practice measure by measure and phrase by phrase. 6. Practice slowly then play faster when it is played well slowly.7. Be satisfied with small success.8. End your practice section with a song you would like to play.
Listening Assignments by Week:Week 1 (Jan 9-15): Alexander Rimsky Korsakov (Romantic Composer)Week 2 (Jan 16-22): Buddy Rich (Jazz Drummer)Week 3 (Jan 23-29): Some Drum and Bugle Corps Group (Blue Devils, Cavaliers, Santa Clara Vanguard, etc...) For a complete list of DCI groups go to DCI.orgWeek 4 (Jan 30- Feb 5): Arturo Sadoval (Trumpet)Week 5 (Feb 6 - 12): Sabine Meyer (Clarinetist)Week 6 (Feb 13 - 19): Glenn Miller Big BandWeek 7 (Feb 20- 26): Frederic Chopin (Pianist/ Composer)Week 8 (Feb 27 - Mar 5): Listeners Choice Week 9 (Mar 6 - 12): Nestor Torres (youtube his name. There are lots of great songs)
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