WEEK Five

Music Challenges

Week 5 – Music Challenges

Your challenges this week are very similar to those of last week because we want you to improve even further the work we hope you’ve been doing.

Look again at the following list in the left column, and decide if the sentence you chose last week still describes you. Once you’ve made your decision, over the next few days complete the challenges which are alongside it.


Which sentence describes you?
Challenges
1. I haven’t played my instrument since last
term
OR
I’ve only played my instrument two or
three times since Easter
  • Get out your instrument and make sure it’s working properly. (Have
    you sorted out your music yet?)

  • Do a few of your favourite warm-ups.

  • Aim to play for 10-15 minutes three times this week.

  • By the end of the week, play your favourite piece as best you can and
    record it. If you send it to us you’ll be able to ‘bank £1’.

2. I try to play my instrument two or three
times each week.
  • As last week, try to improve two scales which you find difficult.
    (Have you sorted out your music yet?)

  • Aim to increase the amount of playing you do to four times a week.

  • By the end of the week, record the two scales you’ve been working at
    and record them. If you send it to us you’ll be able to ‘bank
    £1’

3. I play my instrument nearly every day
  • As last week, try to improve three scales and three arpeggios which you
    often find difficult. Have you sorted out your music yet?)

  • At the beginning of the week, record the scales and arpeggios (so that
    you can compare this recording with the improvement you’ll make at
    the end of the week).

  • Improve one section of your current pieces.

  • By the end of the week, record the three scales and arpeggios you’ve
    been working at and record them. If you send it to us you’ll be
    able to ‘bank £1’.

   
And for everyone: Go back to last week’s challenge page and complete one more Music Sudoku if you can.

Don’t forget: Each Thursday at 8pm, you can play Somewhere over the rainbow or something else for the NHS.

We’ve had even more video clips from players of all ages this last weekend: well done!

Lastly, don’t forget, if you’re not having an instrumental lesson at the moment, you could have an OCCASIONAL lesson to help you. Just email Helen (coordsdmc@hotmail.co.uk) or Matt (matt@mattpope.org) who can arrange it for you.


Remember, in order to encourage all our SDMC players and singers (of whatever level), we will award you £1 each time you send in a very short video clip of your playing or singing. Since this is not likely to be for a few weeks, you have the opportunity of increasing your pocket money as well as improving your playing. There will be an additional bonus for players who do this every week.

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