CTMS Orchestra Fall 2016
Tempo is how fast or slow you play a piece of music.
Accidentals--A sharp raises a note a ½ step. A flat lowers a note a ½ step. A natural reverts the note back to “normal” or cancels a sharp or flat. Accidentals will last the entire measure, the barline will cancel the accidental.
Slurs, Ties, & Hooks
Beginner students should be prepared to write a paragraph over the following topic:
Proper left hand posture while performing on your instrument. Include your 6 steps (thumb placement, pizza wrist, chicken wing, boxed finger (tip), gopher hole, choking the baby) of perfect left hand posture and why they are necessary.
Concert/Philharmonic/Symphony students should be prepared to write a persuasive paragraph over their favorite concert piece they have played this year and why.