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SUDBURY VALLEY
NEW HORIZONS MUSIC

FALL 2022

How wonderful to be rehearsing in person!!! Below are the soundfiles for the music we are/will be working on.

EMAIL DIANE IF YOU NEED MUSIC - PARTS ARE NOT ON THE WEBPAGE AND MUSIC WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT REHEARSAL


To download our recording soundfiles there is a way of getting to a menu that gives a list of things you can do with this link. Chose one that says something about saving or downloading the link:

  • On an Mac computer, press and hold the control key while you click on the link.
  • On a PC right click the link or press & hold ctrl while you click on the link.
  • On a smart phone or table press and hold your finger down on the link.

(PC users, let me know if there are corrections or easier ways to do this!)

LINKS TO INFORMATION

Updated AUGUST 16, 2022

STRINGS AND BAND TOGETHER

STRINGS

BAND

USING SOUNDFILES EFFECTIVELY

(let me know if soundfiles don't work OR of omissions in info OR errors)

 

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STRINGS & BAND TOGETHER

We will have one or two combined pieces. We aren't sure what yet, but we will let you know. Meanwhile, I'm leaving Brun and Peace posted.

BrunPractice

BePeace-Practice

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STRING ENSEMBLE

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LISTEN A LOT to these soundfiles and any other recordings you can find.
The more you listen, the faster you will learn to play the piece!

Oliver & Kett have chosen 4 terrific classics for you.

HandelLargo-Practice

Brahms-NonTroppo-Practice

Finland-Practice

PictExhib-Prom-Practice AND PictExhib-Gate-Practice

 

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BAND

LISTEN A LOT to these soundfiles and any other recordings you can find.
The more you listen, the faster you will learn to play the piece!

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BlueMt-Practice - we were working on this piece in March 2020 when everything came crashing down! Now it is time to get back to it! Link is to our practice soundfile.

Castle-Practice - a true classic. Be sure to see Linda's hints in the email with the music and the soundfile email.

Shenandoah-Practice - a most beautiful arrangement. Think emotion, message and style.

TboneRag-Practice - Just for fun!!!!

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HINTS FOR EFFECTIVE USE OF SOUNDFILES IN YOUR PRACTICE

There are several really good reasons for listening to the soundfiles of music you are playing:

  1. *To get a sense of how the music sounds, its style, its phrasing, its harmonies (Most important reason!)
  2. Following your music while listening to the soundfile (not playing) helps you learn how your part fits with the whole and helps you learn to keep your place
  3. Playing along with the music gives you more opportunities to "practice with the group" than you can get just in rehearsals. You will not be able to determine when to play the very first beat, so come in on the next measure.
  4. If it goes by too quickly, see the next bullet
  5. Purchase the software, Amazing Slow Downer (from http://ronimusic.com/) and you can practice with the soundfile slowed down to where you can play along. (Soundfiles must be on the same device where the Slow Downer resides; you can not use YouTube or soundfiles that are streamed from the web). For those of you cautious about what you download, this software site is safe according to Norton)
  6. You can also slow down YouTube by clicking the gear and adjusting the percentage. You don't have the minute control of the speed, but it is better than nothing!

If you are new to working with soundfiles, DO NOT try to play along right away. Your first task is to listen several times while just following along in your own music (not playing), perhaps even using your finger to keep your place in the music. See if you can stay with the music, whether or not you can hear your own part (sometimes it doesn't sound like your instrument because you are playing the same thing as some other instrument and your part adds to the overall, but isn't itself distinguishable). Watch for things like holds or sudden loud spots or a change from legato to staccato to see if you can hear those as you listen. Until you can reliably follow along & keep your place in your music while listening and looking at your part, you will never be able to successfully play along. Be sure to do the listening first or it is just frustrating! Once you get good at that, try listening and speaking your rhythms. Once you can do that, then try playing with it, although you may find that it is too fast for you to keep up. (See bullet #5 above)

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