WEEK Four

Music Challenges

Week 4 – Music Challenges

This week you need to look down the following list in the left column, and decide which sentence best describes you. (Be honest!).

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. Sort out your music.
  • 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 bestyou 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.
  • This week, try to improve two scales which you find difficult. Sort out your music.
  • 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
  • This week, try to improve three scales and three arpeggios which you often find difficult. Sort out your music.
  • 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 another Music Sudoku if you can.
Don’t forget: Each Thursday at 8pm, you can play Somewhere over the rainbow for the NHS. This weekend we’ve been really pleased to receive so many video clips from players of all ages: well done!

Lastly, 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.