Cycle Days at GFMS
First Day of School is Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Starting September 2017, GFMS will have 6 cycles - even and odd numbers
Please have 8 index cards.
Watch the video (on the left) for YOUR instrument only.
As you watch the video please make 8 index cards for note name practice.
You can pause the video, rewind, or stop as many times as you need to finish the index cards
Keep your index cards in a zip lock bag, and in your binder.
PRACTICE WITH THEM OFTEN!
Utilize these links to practice on your head joints or mouthpieces
Remember you want to warm-up and practice on just mouthpieces and head joints BEFORE you play
Flutes - click here for Flute headjoint
Clarinet - click here for Mouthpiece & Barrel
Alto Saxophone players - click here for Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece & neck
All Brass Players - click here for brass buzzing
Mallet Percussion grip click here for mallet grip
These videos will walk you through all the STEPS for practicing.
- use these steps EVERYTIME you practice for all examples
*Percussionists when we finger you are playing like a piano
Steps for Practicing
1. Count on Numbers
2. Say note names WHILE fingering
3. Sing/Say TA while fingering
4. Airplay and/or buzz
5. Play through the example
6. Fix the difficult measures
7. Put it back together