Lot’s of folks on #MusEdChat this evening who were new to me. Just followed 8 new tweeps! Welcome to the PLN. :)
scales… arpeggios… #MusEdChat
It’s helpful start simple: take away the wrong notes. Even working with one or two notes and just create rhythms. #MusEdChat
Well, let’s get things started. Tonight’s topic: Topic will be: In what ways can improvisation be taught at all age levels? #MusEdChat
My tweets for the next hour will be part of the online music education live discussion on Twitter. To join, search: #MusEdChat
Strength training. (@ Baseline Studios) http://4sq.com/hWUhDk
Homemade biscotti & cappuccino. - http://moby.to/zli63k
Missed the 35 year snow in San Francisco by one day. I’ll have to remember to go back in 2046. #fb
@stumpy6653 I’m running WP 3.0.5
Good call RT @stumpy6653: After 6 attempts to update wordpress from 3.0.3 to 3.10, and failure each time, I am sticking to the older version
Congratulations! RT @pianotyke: got into Long Beach State!
@stumpy6653 Just saw the message. You still there?
working on grades ala Sumatra (@ Peet’s Coffee & Tea) http://4sq.com/hsJ0Ki
Standing in the rain in SF waiting for a late Amtrak connect bus. #fb
Band Students at break. Mozart next. - http://moby.to/wl04p5
Intermission: sedate from the Feldman - http://moby.to/1sbw0o
Dinner at Sam Wo - http://moby.to/5vk5y3
Japantown - http://moby.to/gjp2f8
Bus to Japantown - http://moby.to/2m0ovn
All Aboard! - http://moby.to/5u0nvc
Sac Train Station - http://moby.to/7fxbog
Sacramento train station: to SF - http://moby.to/sffacr
@pianotyke That’s great! I think my problem was not using those two together. I’m glad it worked for you.
Need more RAM.
@pianotyke ok, I’ll redo it. the one I have isn’t like that.
@pianotyke what is the problem with it?
Frankfurt an der Oder - http://moby.to/d3f6h4
We’re doing a lot of fundamentals at the start of semester 2 to try and bring up all levels: technique/tone/theory knowledge/etc #MusEdChat
We’re also doing some chamber music this semester. But most lit is full ensemble. Programming is challenging. #MusEdChat
I’ve been trying to get SmartMusic going all year, but just recently got an active workstation set up in the room. #MusEdChat
My band class is grades 9-12 with experience ranging from 8 years down to about 3 months. #MusEdChat
Hello everyone. Looks like I may actually get to participate this week! :D Thanks Mr. Washington #MusEdChat
Recording a student piano audition on my #ZoomQ3hd.
Buena Band reunion - http://moby.to/pqoo5v
Worked with a “pro” juggler once who made it easier for him to succeed. Comment on using pro rhythm section for HS Vocal Jazz #CalAllState11
Vocal Jazz grows out of instr. combos and big bands & has similar problems: the more layers you add, the muddier it can get #CalAllState11
Darmon Meador just gave big props to Toon Vandevorst for his emergency accompaniment work. WTG Toon! #CalAllState11
Dr. Whitwell wins CMEA Hall/Fame award. - http://moby.to/z7mudl
Eventually, they are improvising on the full melody over changes. #CalAllState11
Mass-improvise on just the first melodic note w/ rhythm section playing blues prog. Then add 2nd note, etc. when ready. #CalAllState11
Use a simple blues head (he chose ‘Sunny Moon for Two’ by Sonny Rollins because it has most of the blues scale… #CalAllState11
Everyone improvise any rhythm you can think of on just one pitch to drum groove. Vary dynamics, length, effects, etc. #CalAllState11
Drummer set a swing groove. Whole band mimic the director. Match rhythm/pitch/articulation. Then try one on one. #CalAllState11
Do call & response pitch matching exercises with your band. Director on instrument or vocally. Start w/ 1 note & + complexity #CalAllState11
With a young/inexperienced group, scaffolded improvisation helps everyone feel comfortable with the process. #CalAllState11
Japanese dinner in Clovis - http://moby.to/bqmp72
If you’re one of these, go that way. - http://moby.to/ouwxa8
Passing Jawa transport on way to Fresno - http://moby.to/qbb8yc
@Zweibz7 ok, well that does sound very cool. I just noticed the bar was a different color.
@Zweibz7 Really? I saw that this morning & thought it was an error. I’ll have to look again.
@pianotyke Mr. Richardson asked if you or Mel could play piano for Pops concert tomorrow, unless another snow day. What do you think?
Snow Day on top of the start of the Cal
Music Conference! (Was gonna work 1/2 day & drive) #calallstate11
@pisanojm I’m trying! There aren’t too many of us out West. I think I’ll put my twitter name on my badge to start conversations…
Looks like I may miss #musedchat afterall. May make it by the end. have fun!
@pianotyke No, the guy promised to upgrade the shipping so it would be here last Fri, but forgot to so it will be here Tues.
leading_notes 5 days til launch! Want in? Tweet & finish: “The state of our profession is..” OR email firstname.lastname@example.org w a 150 word max statement!
Done with school work for the day. Writing blog entry while the girls watch “The Swan Princess” on #Netflix.
Got in a Spring-cleaning mood and revamped home page. Lot’s of room for expansion now… http://davidahrens.us/
Recording piano auditions for the Auburn Symphony solo contest. #fb
RT @DailyMusicQuote: Sol, Do, Sol, fa, mi, re, DO! Sol, fa, mi ,re, DO!, Sol, fa,mi, fa, re… ~ John Williams, celebrating 79th birthday
@levicomstock thanks back at you!
Getting set for a raging SB party as my 80ish inlaws are on their way over.
@beth_stribling welcome to Twitter! You’ll find this is a great professional development tool.
@lindsaymorelli wait, am I allowed to compete too?!
@fhsbando Ouch! But I’ve been there & had similar thoughts. Long term things always improve.
@stumpy6653 sounds like they’re using the chemicals the wrong way? ;)
Playin w/new toy while waitin 4 Pep Band - http://moby.to/gt98z8