Happy New Year everyone!
Here are some things to keep you busy musically while we're at home.
Use the MENU on the left to choose what you want to do
This Week - 22nd January / 25th January
If you're not a brass player, can't get into Bandlab (it doesn't work on phones or tablets) or just want to do something different, check this out. It's fun!
There's a version from me and another from Tom at Torriano. You can choose...
Ask permission before you start hitting things and try not to break anything!!
(6Y - scroll down for BandLab)
Go full screen!
More warm-ups here
Last week's warm-ups here
Try these first
When the Saints Go Marching In
1st 2 lines only - more next week
Full version with demo & backing track here
Chromatic valve & slide patterns
Read carefully and watch the videos!
Then please submit your finished projects.
Contact Rod if you need help:
Make sure that all your loops are properly lined up with each other and the timeline.
Watch this short video to see what I mean...
make it big
- Try not to use too many loops at the very start of your song. You don't need loads of loops to make it sound interesting. Three or four is plenty.
- Copy them to make your song longer, then delete some so it doesn't sound exactly the same all the way through.
- You can add some shorter loops later, sound effects etc, to make it more interesting.
Watch this video...
make it big
Please keep practising your trumpets and trombones - some videos to help. They're good for all 6B and for the 6Y continuers.
If your valves are stuck or your slide is stiff, click here and watch the videos.
Contact me if you get stuck:
Trumpet warm up
Trombone warm up
More warm-ups here
Trumpet: first 5 notes
Trombone: first 5 notes
First 5 notes page here
Reading exercises with the first 5 notes here
Tunes with just the first 5 notes:
When the Saints Go Marching In click here
(I'll do a video on it next week but you might like to look at it first)
Merrily, Walking the Dog, Now the Day is Over, Mattechins
Pages 13,14 & 20 in this book:
Baby Shark click here
3. Band members - keep practising your parts for 'The Midnight Sky'
4. Choir members - some new songs to learn
Your main challenge is to be able to play the first 5 notes in order, going up and down:
C D E F G G F E D C
When you can do this everything starts to feel a bit easier!
Follow this practice routine:
1. Start by just buzzing your lips. (click here)
2. Then with your mouthpiece (click here)
3. Practice the first 5 notes: C D E F G (click here)
4. Do the clapping exercises (click here)
5. Do the C & G reading exercises (click here)
6. C Jam Blues (click here)
7. Headbanger Boogie (click here)
If you haven't practised over the holiday and are feeling a bit rusty, follow the 6B practice routine (above) until it starts to work again. Then...
1. Try these copying exercises - see how far you can get!
2. Practice the low notes and the high notes.
3. Work on St Thomas
Trumpets: if you can play part 2, start learning part 1.
4. Look at Fanfare (just the really easy part to start with).
'The Midnight Sky' is here
If you've got your instrument at home, please keep practising your part.
If you're a singer try singing along with the video.
When you can do it, try recording and videoing yourself on a phone or iPad.
You'll need to use headphones or we'll end up recording Miley Cyrus too!
If you send it to me, I can start making the video.
Contact me if you need help:
Website address: edu.bandlab.com
Username:(your first name, no capitals)@y6.com
Full log in instructions here or watch the video:
Once you've opened an 'assignment' you can take the 'personal project' option and compose something of your own - I'd love to hear it!
Watch this video to remind yourself about the basic controls.
Go full size,
the writing's quite small
There's a 'Basic Controls' assignment in your BandLab 'classroom'.
Have a go yourself.
Please remember the messaging facility is for music purposes only - not just chat.
There are other platforms for that. I will be checking regularly - be warned!!
Click the button to hear some of the music composed by 6Y last term