Hey Guys! As we approach the recital, we’ll be spending a lot of class time making sure we are feeling good about our songs! If you have an qyestions
List of Goals for the week:
Warm Up: Major and minor arpeggios;
Scale: C Major, d minor, e minor
Technique: Jumping up a major 7th interval, minor arpeggios
Repertoire: Nowhere Man, Peace to Come
Paragraph summary of what was covered in class
Today we put the first two parts of Nowhere Man together, slowly, paying close attention to the Ab notes (that make the minor IV (4) chord. We worked on dynamics and arrangement choices, everyone finding and picking what they think the best range is for them.
Assignment for next week
Please practice all 3 parts to Peace to Come and Nowhere Man, focusing on tone and breath control. Try not to sing too loud or push too much - a combination of relaxation and repetition will help immensely!
How to Practice this at home
Sit or stand in a comfortable position and begin with a lip buzz or a “Ming-ah”, relax your shoulders and breath slowly in and out for 10 breaths, counting to 4 on the inhale and 6 on the exhale. Listen along with all the parts. Sing along until you become very familiar with them, then try singing one of the parts along with one of the other ones.
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