Welcome to week 3 of our extension activities. We really miss being in the classroom with you, helping you get better and better! As we move forward - keep up the Smart Music assignments - this program (although not perfect) it a great tool for you to measure your accuracy and get some immediate feedback. Remember: Slow practice can get the best results.
Kind of like making really good BBQ - A slow cooked BBQ requires the attention of the chef. How hot it the fire, does it need any wood, does the meat need to be turned over, does it need basting? Just like practice time - slow attention to details and getting things really good at a slower tempo means you've taken care of the notes, rhythms, articulations, playing with good fingerings or stickings, dynamics. When all of that is done then you're ready to go faster. Just like a great BBQ it may take hours to cook but only minutes to eat!
Online classes today start for everyone via BLEND - if you need our help - or just want to say hi, leave a comment below.
It is our sincerest thought that you are staying safe during this time and following the recommended guidelines for social distancing and hand-washing.
Due to the current local, state and federal guidelines to shelter in place, stay home; and following AISD directives, we are no longer allowed to enter the building to get to the instruments or supplies that may be stored there. Know that the rooms have been disinfected and to help keep the virus out we have been told that we are not allowed inside.
We tried to get in touch with everyone - Friday before spring break and then again right after break for people to come get their instrument. Many of you did, however If you do not have your instrument you are still expected to check the assignments in BLEND. There will be optional activities that you can do while we're going through this public health event.
We have secured through the generosity of Smart Music and Breezin' thru Theory or music theory.net, access to their online sites. Please take a moment to log onto Smart Music and create your online account - please sign up using your school email - this will be the easiest way for us to interact with your accounts.
For now, hang in there - we'll have some zoom calls in the not to distant future.
Mr. Pinkney and Ms. Boltz are here for you - please, if you need any help please go the contact tab and reach out!
Until next time - "Make some noise"
Ms. Boltz - OHMS Band, Jazz Band and Guitar
From the Directors!
Keep those good practice routines going!