Rehearsal Makeup Assignment
Compose, in your own words, a one-page essay on one of the following topics. Each essay should include references to your personal experiences in music classes, as well as development of why each topic is important to your role in the ensemble.
- Describe intonation and balance in the wind ensemble. What does it mean to be “in tune”? How can the ensemble achieve perfect intonation? How do we then balance the ensemble?
- Describe how preparation affects our performances. Include what we do to prepare in-class, as well as what is done outside of class to prepare for any given performance. Feel free to include examples from co-curricular ensembles (marching band) as well.
- Choose any piece that we are playing and find a recording of a professional or collegiate ensemble performing the piece. What are they achieving in terms of style (articulation, phrasing, pulse) that we could strive for in our performance? Is there anything in their performance outside of style that we should work towards in our group here at Hayfield?