Monday, January 21, 2013

Scales

C Major
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C Melodic Minor
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G Major
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G Melodic Minor

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This isn't going anywhere... I couldn't do scales if my life depended on it...
I need to learn how to do scales on the cello now or never.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Winter Concert

This winter's concert was wonderful!  I loved our collaboration with the choir in Michigan Morn'.  I really hope that we can do some more pieces with the choir in the future.
I was very pleased with myself on how I played in Green Sleeves and Sam's solo piece.  Dance Bacchanal was a still a little difficult for me though.  However, when I heard the recording in class I was pleasantly surprised to find we sounded amazing with only a few rough spots!  I just wish I could have been able to play all of the notes.
Over all this was a great concert and a great way to end the year!  Can't wait for festival season!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Concert Reflection

To prepare for the concert I practiced the harder parts on the pieces at home.  After I had done that it  helped me know the music better before I went to practice, so I wasn't trying to learn everything in class.

At the concert we did pretty good.  The first piece by Mahler was good and extremely slow.  However, I really felt like our musicality was very expressive.  I was playing the top cello part in the works, this time. It was a good challenge for me that encouraged me to practice beyond my usual.  

'Dance Macabre' was a very lively piece.  My family really enjoyed it  I was extremely proud of our concert master.  You could tell that he had out in a ton of effort into his solos.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I finally have it posted!


Expressive Techniques for Orchestra
 Page 2 Exercise 2. Minor
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Page 5 Exercise 30 Measures 15 and 16
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Adagietto
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When I am using my laptop to video tape, it freaks out when it hears a note held out for pretty much anything longer than a half note, so please excuse the awful noise (besides my normal playing) that occurs.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

First Journal of Junior Year
Play Mahler Adagiotto from measure 10 to part 2
From the Workbook
Choose one set from #1 through 9
Choose one set from #30

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Serenade for Strings Test


Part 1: D to G
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Stop the video at 3:54!  My lap top is super slow at stopping the video!  I should push stop like a minute early :/

Part 2: G to N
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Stop the video at 3:14!  The rest was me trying to get my slow lap top to stop the video! It took over 30 seconds!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rockin the Onesie in Bruckner Overture in G Minor Box 16 to 21

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Happy PJ day!
  Tonight I had to do Overture in G minor by Bruckner from box 16 to 21.  This piece has been giving me tons of trouble since summer!
I have been working on it and I just can't seem to get it right.  Everything sounds scratchy, rushed and broken.  And my microphone doesn't help me at all either!  For some reason when ever I play a longer note the computer just makes it sound really odd, its not me I swear!  I'm not that bad!
Enjoy Olympics week!