Dress Rehearsal Freedom High School Musical

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30

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Lee Op. 126 Play Along Duets

I recently finished recording all 22 of the duets. Each duet has a separate video for top and bottom parts. For the top parts, I stayed in first position as examples for online students. The lower parts I was more free in my position choices. You can listen to them here. I have them organized in a playlist on my YouTube channel.

If you create a virtual duet by recording yourself playing along with one of the parts, I’d love to see it.

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Point Contest Results 2021

Congratulations! First, Second and Third Place in each category.

Piano A
Elizabeth         201
Bryce                201
Megan             184
Grace I              160

Piano B
Adalynn           292
Briella               257
Philomena          81


Piano C
Mackenzie        221
Gabriel              213
Joe                    107

Piano D
Lily                     300
Phoenix             233
Kate                    228

Piano E
Andrew             531
Nathan              481
Molly               357

Piano F
Bingan              1321
Max                     710
Janna                   480


Strings A
Isla                       145
Eve                          71


Strings B
Grace                  295
Bella                    287
Alexandra           198

Strings C
Josephine           565
Rachael               189
Sophie                 138

Strings D
Alex                      449
Jacob                    432
Katrina                  224

Adult
Lorinda                1298
Carla                        387
Richard                    188

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Ave Maria Video

Ave Maria

Enjoy!

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Pentatonic Patterns

A new book which includes patterns and exercises in the modes of C. Ionian, Lydian, Aolian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Phrygian and Locrian are all explored. Each mode has pentatonic etudes as well as studies using the range of an octave. Treble clef, bass clef, alto clef and tenor clef reading for each mode. Ear training exercise are included.

Get the book and start your musical modal journey.

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Composing Project 6

  1. Print the staff paper.
  2. Draw your clef.
  3. Write time signature of 3/4.
  4. Use quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes and the notes C, B, A, G and F. Write 8 measures of music.
  5. Label your notes.
  6. Remember your bar lines. Use a double bar line at the end.
  7. Email a picture of your song before your lesson.
  8. Play your song at your lesson.

Piano A, B, and C use bass clef.
Piano D, E and F use bass clef.
Violinists use treble clef.
Violists use alto clef.
Cellists use bass clef.
Cellists who have tenor clef experience, use tenor clef.

This assignment is worth 15 points. Here is a sample video to make it clearer.

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Composing Project 5

  1. Print the staff paper.
  2. Draw your clef.
  3. Write time signature of 3/4.
  4. Use quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, dotted half notes and the notes C, A and F. Write 8 measures of music.
  5. Label your notes.
  6. Remember your bar lines. Use a double bar line at the end.
  7. Email a picture of your song before your lesson.
  8. Play your song at your lesson.

Piano A, B, and C use bass clef.
Piano D, E and F use bass clef.
Violinists use treble clef.
Violists use alto clef.
Cellists use bass clef.
Cellists who have tenor clef experience, use tenor clef.

This assignment is worth 15 points. Here is a sample video to make it clearer.

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Mystery Composer 3

My violin concerti never go out of season.

Submit with email or on paper at your lesson. Composer and work for 10 points.

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Composing Project 4

  1. Print the staff paper.
  2. Draw your clef.
  3. Write time signature of 4/4.
  4. Use quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, whole notes and the notes C and F. Write 8 measures of music.
  5. Label your notes.
  6. Remember your bar lines. Use a double bar line at the end.
  7. Email a picture of your song before your lesson.
  8. Play your song at your lesson.

Piano A, B, and C use bass clef.
Piano D, E and F use bass clef.
Violinists use treble clef.
Violists use alto clef.
Cellists use bass clef.
Cellists who have tenor clef experience, use tenor clef.

This assignment is worth 15 points. Here is a sample video to make it clearer.

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Composing Project 3

  1. Print the staff paper.
  2. Draw your clef.
  3. Write time signature of 4/4.
  4. Use quarter notes, half notes, whole notes and the notes C, D,E, F and G. Write 8 measures of music.
  5. Label your notes.
  6. Remember your bar lines. Use a double bar line at the end.
  7. Email a picture of your song before your lesson.
  8. Play your song at your lesson.

Piano A, B, and C use treble clef.
Piano D, E and F use bass clef.
Violinists use treble clef.
Violists use alto clef.
Cellists use bass clef.
Cellists who have tenor clef experience, use tenor clef.

This assignment is worth 15 points. Here is a sample video to make it clearer.

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