Practicing

Music Expression Assignment Resources

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As students are preparing their pieces for Solo & Ensemble, Concert MPA, and in-class Music Expression Assignments, they will be looking for ways they can make their performances more expressive.  Below are some links to explanations of the several techniques that will be covered in class:

Students can apply these rules (or laws) to their solo, ensemble, or band music to make it more expressive! (You should not wait until it is gone over in class!!!)

Lung Expansion

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We talk incessantly about breathing in class.  This brief video I found on Vine shows a great visual of how lungs expand when filled with air.  (It is actually a comparison between a smoker’s lung and a healthy lung, but the visual still pertains to what we every day!)

SmartMusic Help

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For those Millennium students who have had trouble creating their login for SmartMusic, help has arrived!!!

First of all, students can create their login and password by following the following link:  gradebook.smartmusic.com

Using this link, students will not be prompted to purchase the program (though, you should seriously consider it!)  Once at the page, simply follow the directions to create your login.  To see what the process looks like, view the included tutorial video.