Saturday, November 21, 2009

Recorder Ensemble -- Deconstructing "Ode to Joy"

Hey Ensemble Cats -- you played "Ode to Joy" beautifully yesterday! I'm so excited about how great we're sounding.

Usually it is the third line of "Ode to Joy" that hangs people up, so I want you all the spend a little time working on that. I'm printing both the sheet music for the whole piece and line three by itself. Feel free to print them out.

The best way to learn a tricky piece of music is one measure at a time so that's what we are going to do. I'm posting some audio clips above. Listen to them, follow the instructions and try to play along. And remember -- everything you do to make this piece sound better also makes you a better musician.

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