4th Quarter Solo Project
My Song~ Dance Song
Speronte’s real name was Johann Sigismund Scholze. He lived from 1705-1750. He was a German composer. Sperontes loved poetry. His music often fit the poetic line. His songs were very popular when he was alive. They are still played today.
Arrangers~ Bruce Pearson & Mary Elledge
Bruce Pearson was born in 1942. He is an internationally known author, composer, clinician, and conducter. He has been nominated for many awards. He has been recognized for his outstounding contribution to music education by being awarded “Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor.” Bruce Pearson has taught elementary, junior high, high school, and levels of college for thirty years. He has led conferences in fifty states of the U.S.A. Bruce Pearson has also been invited to be a guest conducter and clinician throughout Europe, Asia, and Canada.
Mary Elledge was born in Northern Minnesota. She started playing piano at a very youg age. She went to Moorhead State University and the University of Iowa. She has taught public school music. She has taught in Fargo, North Dakota, Rockford, Iowa, and Minneapolis. Mary Elledge has a private piano studio in San Diego, California.
Moderato: to preform at a moderate pace
slur: preform (a group of two or more notes) legato
forte: preform loudly
piano: play softly
mezzo forte: moderately loud
crescendo: a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music
breath mark: it directs a performer when to take a breath in the music
four four time signature: four beats in a measure and four quarter note beats
multiple measure rest: rest silently for multiple measures
tenuto: a note held for its full value or slightly more
I learned and enjoyed a lot with the solo project. It was fun playing my solo. It was a good experience playing with Smart Music. I liked getting to play with others, then playing by myself. It was very reliable learning how to make a brochure on smore.com. It will help me in the future. I learned a lot. For an example, I learned what a tenuto is. I didn’t know before, but now I do. All in all, I learned a lot and had a fun time doing it.