Spring Orchestra Music Middle School

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  • Spring Orchestra Music Middle School

    1. 1. Spring Orchestra Music Details of Music & Listening
    2. 2. Ghost of John <ul><li>Upper Strings are using Tremolo in the beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Tremolo – Fast bow at the tip to have a shimmer effect of sound </li></ul><ul><li>Main Theme of song is the classic Ghost of John – Song Theme – Have you seen the Ghost of John, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>String Bass – Slap Pizzicato – Means to Slap the string against the fingerboard as you pull it for the Pizzicato </li></ul>
    3. 3. Dragon Slayer <ul><li>Song is in E Minor </li></ul><ul><li>The whole song is based off of 6 notes </li></ul><ul><li>When you listen to the song, you will hear the effect the music has and the use of the 6 note structure. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Medieval Wars <ul><li>Song is about a Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>Think Knights, Stadium, Grand Stand </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a Duel between the Knights </li></ul><ul><li>When you listen to the music, you will hear and have a sense that you were back in Medieval Times </li></ul>
    5. 5. Listening to the Music <ul><li>On www.nastrings.org Website you be able to listen to the selections for the spring concert music. </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Slayer </li></ul><ul><li>Medieval Wars </li></ul><ul><li>There is no listening example for the Ghost of John available. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Goals for Starting the Music: <ul><li>Work on the music slowly at Andante Tempo </li></ul><ul><li>Key Signatures/ Time Signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Bow Markings (Mark extra if needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Articulations </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythms </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult Finger Passages </li></ul><ul><li>Chord Structure </li></ul>

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