We are starting to work together now, slowly but surely!
This week you should be playing and memorizing the notes at the top of page 6 in Essential Elements. They are in the rectangular orange box at the top of the page called "Notes in Review". Play them from high to low (left to right) and low to high (right to left). Skip around! The more familiar you are with these notes and fingerings, the more successful you will be in class and in your at home practice.
Clarinets, remember tonguing/articulation ("tha tha tha") we practiced this in class and
Click here for a video to help you with the 5 notes.
Click here for a video to help you with the clarinet embouchure if you're having trouble making a sound or making the right sound.
Click here for a video on articulating (using your tongue against the reed to start and stop notes). This is a very good exercise and it will hopefully clear up what to do.
Flutes, bring your flute to you, not your face to the flute. Start your sound with a "phh" or "tuu" depending on what works well for you. By far the hardest switch with fingerings is from D to C. HERE is a video to help you with that.
Click here for some helpful videos of the first five notes and tips on how not to drop your flute and how to switch between the notes.
Keep up the tough, good work up, and be gentle with yourselves, youre doing something SUPER HARD !
See you next week!
-Ms Smith (PS, Polar Bears Watching TV Below)