List of Goals for the week:
Scale: 2 octave G scale
Repertoire: Dona Nobis Pacem
This week we smoothed out the slurs in the scale and put all the phrases of Dona Nobis Pacem together. We also played the first phrase of Dona Nobis Pacem with stop bow slurs.
Assignment for next week
Comfortably play through the G scale with smoothed out slurs
Comfortably play Dona Nobis Pacem from beginning to end
Comfortably play ALL of Dona Nobis Pacem with stop bow slurs (this requires some independent work and figuring out some things that we didn’t specifically go through in class, but it’s VERY important that you put the work in this week so that we can work on smoothing out the slurs and developing ensemble techniques next week.
How to Practice this at home
Dona Nobis Pacem: Practice each phrase individually 3-5 times. Play through all of Dona Nobis Pacem 1-2 times
Dona Nobis Pacem Slurs: Circle, highlight, color code all of the slurs and mark the bow direction of each slur (up bow or down bow). Take each slur and practice it on its own 3-5 times, then try to put together the whole phrase 2-3 times. Repeat this with each phrase.