*UPDATE: MARCH 30th – We hope you are adjusting to the extra time at home. Our music staff our looking forward to catching up and touching base with families this week. Stay well. *
Sending our thoughts out to everyone right now. Take time, stay safe, take care and stay in contact with each other on the phone or online.
While we take time to see how we can best support students/families in the upcoming period away from the school building here are a couple of fun things to pass the time.
VIrtual Band/Virtual Choir – Download the sheet music, record yourself and be part of the biggest international band or choir in the world! https://musiceducationsummit.org/virtual-band
the Arkells – Online music lessons from the band the Arkells https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/arkells-music-classes-1.5500324?fbclid=IwAR2jqW-Bli1qGo_rNDoQUnddGXlqLgq3yz70Z7akzrQhktjU_k22Zn_i5M4
Live/recorded Music Streams– Keep your eyes peeled for free streaming of mulitple genres of music over the next while. In the meantime the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestra are among as slew of Orchestras streaming concerts for free.
- Berliner Philharmoniker https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live
- Detroit Symphony https://livefromorchestrahall.vhx.tv/browse?_ga=2.181834791.1496598191.1584043290-925300716.1578074575&_gac=1.90534248.1580952432.Cj0KCQiA7OnxBRCNARIsAIW53B_uF5u2mF8z1UNeKLvNHX4vmyu89zD3fOm-6uq3uEUmtQ7OLz7mutUaAhIaEALw_wcB
- Brass Pass 30 day free trial: www.BrassPass.tv some of the best brass band concerts on demand.
- NPR – an Amazing list of day to day streaming concerts with some of the worlds best artists of all genres – check it out https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown
To improve on your instrument and practice at home see some sites below.
Music Racer: http://www.musicracer.com/ (gamified note naming and fingerings)
Music Theory: http://www.musictheory.net/
More Music Theory: https://trainer.thetamusic.com/index.php/en
Flute Trainer: http://www.flutetrainer.com/
Oboe Trainer: http://www.oboetrainer.com/
Bassoon Trainer: http://www.bassoontrainer.com/
Saxophone Trainer: http://www.saxtrainer.musickramer.com/
Brass Trainer: http://classic.musictheory.net/86
Keyboard Trainer: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keyboard/999d
Percussion Basics & more: https://vicfirth.zildjian.com/
Mad Minute Note Naming: http://www.secondrunnerup.com/mmm2/
Sight Reading Factory: https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/
Ninja Tuner: https://tuner.ninja/