CHORISTER CORNER

Rehearsal Summary - November 2nd

Great, productive rehearsal yesterday! Here is a brief summary.

  1. Ysabelle's Gratitude Activity

  2. Welcome Song: reinforcing understanding of rondo (ABACA) form

  3. Warm-Up: sighs & sirens with big arm motions

  4. Little Drummer Boy: rhythm #1 - ostinato practice

  5. Recording Guidelines: instructions, explanation, reference to guideline sheet

  6. Little Drummer Boy: rhythm #2 - "rum pum pum pum" pattern

  7. Little Drummer Boy: singing all three verses

  8. Pat-a-Pan: focus on verse 1

  9. All Around the Brickyard: movement song with student movement creation

  10. Reminder to complete the Google form on winter, the holiday season, and choir: https://forms.gle/NfS14HGsEXGxMLie8

  11. Goodbye Song and signed off

See you next time!


Homework

  1. Complete the Google form assigned last week, due this Friday, November 6.

  2. SINGING - Record ALL of "Little Drummer Boy" (as close to memorized as possible and while listening to the accompaniment track attached to this post with headphones) - more instructions posted below and will be coming by e-mail as well very soon. Suggested deadline Monday, November 9.

  3. DRUMMING - Record using the drum and your hand (no mallet please!), yourself playing rhythm #1, the ostinato, four times ("ta, ti-ti" x4) while listening to the accompaniment track attached in to this post with headphones. Remember to smile and to try to hold the drum near but not blocking your face. Suggested deadline Monday, November 9.

  4. DRUMMING - Record using the drum and your hand (no mallet please!) yourself playing rhythm #2, "rum pum pum pum = tika ti ta" while listening to the accompaniment track attached to post with headphones. Remember to smile! Remember to smile and to try to hold the drum near but not blocking your face. Suggested deadline Monday, November 9.

Little Drummer Boy - PLEASE USE THESE TRACKS FOR RECORDING

You have two options. Choose the one that works best for you! Either track will work, but please wear headphones while recording so that only you can hear the track. Please do not use any other tracks when recording -- the earlier ones were for practice purposes only.

Option 1 - Accompaniment click track with piano

Option 2 - Accompaniment track with vocals and drumming


If you have time, try to practice our verse of "Pat-a-Pan" as well as the percussion parts (singing, actions, percussion). Please check this folder for practice resources for "Pat a Pan." Our Prep Chorus deadline for all Prep Chorus recordings, including"Pat-a-Pan," will be Friday, November 13.


Please see the Chorister Corner post titled "Recording Instructions" before completing this week's homework.

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