Your assignment this week is to keep learning the 5 notes presented on pages 4-5 of your book. As I explained in class, once you know the 5 notes, you will be able to play a 5 note scale..... it also opens up a world of songs that use only these 5 notes!
The top of PAGE 6 in your book has all 5 of those fabulous notes together, practice switching between them
Dearest flutes, I know this is hard work.... you have many notes with non-linear fingerings at first (not just fingers in a row and not just changing by lifting or adding the next finger). The work is hard! Making a sound is hard! Holding that shiny silver tube sideways and changing your fingerings while still powering on even getting a sound is..... hard! There is no other way to describe it at this point, so hang in there! Did I ever tell you the story about how my feet used to fall asleep and I couldn't feel my nose when I was learning flute? Just ask me. 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.
Dearest clarinets, although the embouchure is difficult, your fingerings for your notes are quite simple. Open is G...... keep adding a finger starting with the thumb and you'll be going down the scale. 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.
Once again, flutes and clarinets, your assignment for this week is pages 4 and 5 in Essential Elements for Band. Good luck and see you at school!