Cycle Days at GFMS
Monday, March 19 - Day 5
Tuesday, March 20 - Da7 6
Wednesday, March 21 -snow day
Thursday, March 22 - Day 1 (3 hour delay)
Friday, March 23 - Day 2
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 with your name on the outside of the 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