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NEW HORIZONS MUSIC

WINTER SPRING 2021

How wonderful to be rehearsing in person!!! Below are the soundfiles and rehearsal reminders for the music we are 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:

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  • 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 FEBRUARY 17, 2022

STRINGS AND BAND TOGETHER

STRINGS

BAND

AFTER-REHEARSAL REHEARSALS (Special Ensembles)

USING SOUNDFILES EFFECTIVELY

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

 

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STRINGS & BAND

We have a new combined strings and band piece for our May concert closer!
This will be loads of fun!!!

MFLady-Practice

BePeace-Practice

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STRINGS

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

AllaDanza-Practice (German Dance) A great arrangment of a movement of one of Beethoven's string quartets. The link above is to the Practice Soundfile which has a count-off and measure numbers. Use it to help you learn the piece.
The link here, AllaDanza, is fun because you get to watch the score as well!

StAnthony-Practice An arrangement of this wonderful piece by Johannes Brahms. The practice soundfile has a count-off and measure numbers. Use it to help you learn the piece.
This soundfile link
for St. Anthony is not attached to a full score, but you can listen to the music; you will recognize it!

Dorcas is continuing with the Telemann, but we do not have a soundfile for it.

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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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Donegal Moors-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.

Divinum-Practice Lovely, quiet piece. Watch the dynamics and the key changes!! Click here to hear the piece while watching the score. Practice soundfile to follow.

SoFolkRhapsody-Practice - A spirited and emotional arrangment of four spirituals and folksongs. Click here to hear the piece while watching the score. Practice soundfile to follow.

NatEmb-Practice - One of the greatest marches of all time! Can you figure out what melody is quoted (in the wrong time signature) in the 1st strain? Link goes to our practice soundfile. Click here to hear the piece and watch the score.

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OUR AFTER-REHEARSAL REHEARSALS
Special ensembles for those who want more challenge . We are planning on a concert for these groups in February.

WOODWIND CHOIR ("A" weeks)

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!

Three Rennaisance Madrigals - wonderful OLD songs that most of us singers know well!

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BRASS ENSEMBLE ("A" weeks)

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!

Two Renaissance pieces arranged for brass.

A la Battaglia and Variations on a theme by Mouret

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STRINGS AND WINDS ENSEMBLE ("B" weeks)

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!

Bourree in G, by George Frideric Handel - No soundfile yet.

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SWING BAND ("B" weeks)

We are not doing Honeysuckle this session; we will come back to it at some other time. Instead we will be working on two other classics. These soundfiles have a count-off and measure numbers:

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!

BoogieWBB-Practice and Pearl-Practice

 

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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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