CAMILLE’S MUSIC ASSIGNMENT

LESSON OVERVIEW

MUSICAL GOALS:

  • Accurate fingerings. No grace notes
  • Add dynamics where it’s not written.

NOV/DEC 2021 > AHS AUDITION PREP

  • FANTASY PIECE (SCHUMANN, OP73) > PDF
  • CLARINET HS SCALES, SET A | PDF

SEPT/OCT 2021

JULY/AUGUST 2021

  • AHS > LEARN YOUR CONCERT PITCHES AND PLAY MAJOR SCALES
      • Constructing the scales using whole & half steps!
      • Practice recognizing scales by the key signature. Use this website to work your skills out | LINK
  • WARM-UP > PLAY DAILY > CHROMATIC SCALE | Aim: memorize!
      • PLAY 4-8 times in a row & aim for accuracy:  COMPLETE SCALE > PDF
      • FINGERING CHART > PDF
  • PRACTICAL STUDIES
      • REVIEW:  Exercise #23.  Looks easier, but don’t let your guard down!
          • In class – preview (scan and finger) music so you’ll have a good first time read down of the selection!
      • NEW > Page 15:  Bb Scale Exercise (B-E).  PLAY THE SCALE with different rhythms. Have fun with it!
  • GRAND MASTER SCALES, MAJOR | LINK
      • Try to play all 12 scales > nonstop as best you can!
  • KLOSE – 25 Daily Studies for Saxophone (and Clarinet)
      • 7/19 – NEW: Page 15, #13
          • THE THREE A’s:  Articulations. Accidentals. Accuracy (fingering)!
          • Try learning it with ALL left-pinky C#s — then ALL right-pinky C#s:
      • RENEW #16 > add a little speed
      • REVIEW #12, 11 & 8
  • FIRST PRACTICAL STUDIES on clarinet
      • CHROMATIC EXERCISES | LINE “F” ON THESE PAGES > 4, 8, 12, 16, 20
      • NEW >> PAGE 24. DOUBLE SHARPS! ** The purpose of double sharps and flats in key signatures is to represent this scale in the way it is written, and avoid constant use of accidentals on a note – as per the example switching between G and G#.
      • REVIEW:  Page 9, #12. CLAP & count the WHOLE exercise —  then play w/metronome @84-92 bpm
      • REVIEW:  Page 10, #13. CLAP & count the WHOLE exercise —  then play  @84-92 bpm
      • REVIEW: Page 10, #14. CLAP & count the WHOLE exercise —  then play @84-92 bpm
  • PARES SCALES | REMEMBER TO TAKE ALL REPEATS
      • 7/17/2020 – Review / Tempos 8th note = 96
      • REVIEW:  #22 & 23 > Embouchure studies | Repeat 3-4 times
      • #24 >  F Major > Play top, then bottom > SLOWLY to get the best tone building
      • #27 > Scales > Working on muscle memory & tone | Repeat 3-4 times. Hold down right hand for C + [A or Ab, or G]
      • #28-30 > Page 9 > all exercises
  • MEMORIZE MAJOR SCALES | 1-2-3 Octave scales
      • AUGUST 2, 2021 > Use your ear, think key signatures, music theory, intervals 
          • 1. REVIEWING THE SCALES:   Try to play as many as you can just to touch base with them and remind yourself of the individual key signatures. You may look at the circle of fifths page.
          • 2a / 2b. MEMORIZING THE SCALES:  Play all 12 scales w/o looking at a key signature or a scale sheet. Try one and then two octaves. 
          • 3. SUPER CHALLENGE:  Play all 12 scales. 2-3 octaves by MEMORY!
      • PREVIOUS LESSONS > COMPLETED SCALES.
          • May 3 > C (x2) G (x2), D (x2), A (x2), E (x3), B (x2), F# (x3), C# (x2)
          • May 10 > F(x3), Bb(x2), Eb(x2), Ab(x2)

EXTRAS

LINKS / TOOLS

Major Scales for Clarinet | LINK
Minor Scales for Clarinet | LINK

Circle of Fifths | LINK
Metronome online | MUSICCA.COM | LINK
GRAND MASTER SCALES, MAJOR | LINK
CLARINET FINGERING CHART | LINK
CHROMATIC SCALE | LINK


piano keys chart