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ADDITIONAL TIME FOR INSTRUMENT RETURN -
TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON FROM 1-3!


*Even if the instrument you borrowed has the name of another school written on it,
you may return it to Antietam.

*If you haven't returned a school instrument (and book, if you borrowed one) and are unavailable tomorrow,
please ask a neighbor or friend to do it for you.

*Due to covid-19, school offices will not be as open and accessible during the summer as they normally would be.

*It is your responsibility to return the instrument. 
Thank you!





I miss seeing all of you!  Although some of our plans have changed, we can continue to enjoy playing our instruments.  Even if you don't have your books at home, I've posted songs that you can play.  I've also included activities that don't require an instrument.

****At the bottom of this page, you'll find links for the "Note Names" sheets, that show all the notes of the D Major scale and how to play them, for all instruments.****

I.  FUN SONGS TO PLAY NOW!

A.  OPEN STRING SONGS:

These songs are played with your open strings (no left-hand fingers down).  Just watch the screen and it will tell you when to play the notes!

1.  OPEN STRING FIDDLING - This song uses your open D string and your open A string.  
https://tinyurl.com/Open-String-Fiddling 

2.  OPEN STRING BLUES - This song uses your D string, your A string, and your G string
https://tinyurl.com/Open-String-Blues

3.  OPEN STRING ROCK - This song uses your D, A, and G strings.  Violas & cellos get to use their C (thickest) strings and violins and basses get to use your E strings.  Basses, the E string is your thickest string.  Violins, the E string is your thinnest string.  Rock out!!!
https://tinyurl.com/Open-String-Rock

4.  OPEN STRING HIP HOP - This song uses your D, A, and G strings.
https://tinyurl.com/Open-Strings-Hip-Hop

5.  WE ARE FAMILY  (Open Strings)
https://tinyurl.com/We-Are-Family

6. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
https://tinyurl.com/The-Best-Day

7. ALL-STAR – Open strings warm-up song
– Violins and basses rest during the C’s.
https://tinyurl.com/All-Star-Open-String


B.  YOU'LL NEED TO PUT FINGERS DOWN - Just follow the screen on all these songs!


1.  BOWS ARE MOVIN' - 
Fun Meghan Trainor song!
https://tinyurl.com/Bows-Are-Movin

2.  I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL - 
https://tinyurl.com/I-Love-Rock-and-Roll

3.  EYE OF THE TIGER - 
This song has one tricky part, but most of it is not hard and it's a fun rock song.  It uses these notes:  D, E, F#, G, A, & B.  (Remember, to play a B, put one finger on the A string.)
https://tinyurl.com/Eye-of-the-Tiger

4.  PUPPET PARADE
https://tinyurl.com/The-Puppet-Parade

5.  JURASSIC PARK
https://tinyurl.com/Jurassic-Park

6.  ODE TO JOY
https://tinyurl.com/Ode-to-Joy-theme

7. D MAJOR SCALE - Warm up by playing the D Major Scale, with the same accompaniment we used in class.
https://tinyurl.com/D-Major-Scale-with-background

8. STAYIN' ALIVE - Get everybody dancing when you play this song!  Uses these notes: D E F# G A B
https://tinyurl.com/Stayin-Alive-Song

9. FIVE HUNDRED MILES - This rock song is fun to play, and everyone enjoys singing the “ta-da-da-ta” part!  Uses these notes: D E F# G A B
(See the section below - III, no. 6 - for a link to a string quartet recording of this song.)
https://tinyurl.com/500-Miles-Play-along

10. FIGHT SONG – uses open D and first finger E, plus open G and first finger A (on the G string)
https://tinyurl.com/Fight-Song-Level-1

11. I DARE YOU – uses D, E, G, A, & B
https://tinyurl.com/I-Dare-You-Level-1

12. MEGAMAN– uses D, E, F#, G, A, B, & C# - Has 3 levels of difficulty – See if you can level up!
https://tinyurl.com/Mega-Man-3-Levels

13. a) BABY SHARK – HOW TO PLAY #1 - https://tinyurl.com/Baby-Shark-1
       b) 
BABY SHARK – HOW TO PLAY #2 - https://tinyurl.com/Baby-Shark-2
       c) 
 BABY SHARK – PLAY! - https://tinyurl.com/Baby-Shark--PLAY

14. Get everybody dancing with ABC – https://tinyurl.com/ABC---Jackson-5

15. Speaking of dancing…DANCING QUEEN - https://tinyurl.com/Dancing-Queen

II.  THE BOW WARM-UPS WE DID IN CLASS!

1.  PINKY ZUMBA:
https://tinyurl.com/Pinky-Zumba 

2.  BYE, BYE, BYE:
https://tinyurl.com/Bye-Bye-Bye

3.  SINGING IN THE RAIN:
https://tinyurl.com/Singing-in-Rain

4.  SPIDERMAN:
https://tinyurl.com/Spiderman-for-Bows

5.  ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (the epic, space movie sounding one):
https://tinyurl.com/Also-Sprach-Z

III.  YOU DON'T NEED YOUR INSTRUMENTS FOR THESE ACTIVITIES!

1.  Watch a short video: Mambo! - Venezuelan youth orchestra plays an exciting audience favorite! 
https://tinyurl.com/Orchestra-Mambo

2. Another short video: Chandelier, by Sia, performed by the Vitamin String Quartet - Notice how much they enjoying making music together - and also notice their straight left wrists and excellent bow holds!
https://tinyurl.com/VSQ---Chandelier

3.  Prezi - The Bow - We first watched this when we started using our bows.  That was an exciting time!

https://tinyurl.com/The-Bow-Prezi

4.  Famous violinist explains how to hold your bow - 
Remember, cellists and bassists:  your pinky doesn't sit on top of the bow.  That's really the only difference; everything else he says is for you, too!
https://tinyurl.com/Itzhak-Perlman-bow-hold

5. KAHOOT! INSTRUMENT PARTS GAME
https://tinyurl.com/Instrument-Parts-Game

6. FIVE HUNDRED MILES PERFORMANCE
 - Hear “500 Miles” played by a string quartet.  Notice the straight left wrists and excellent bow movement.
https://tinyurl.com/Quartet-500-Miles

7. STRINGS WORD SEARCH #1 – Play this game to see how many of the Strings-related words you can find.
https://tinyurl.com/Strings-word-search

8. HEDWIG'S THEME 
- Watch a professional orchestra play Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter!
https://tinyurl.com/Harry-Potter-Hedwigs-Theme

9. JEOPARDY! - Play a Jeopardy game – How well do you know the parts of your instrument?https://tinyurl.com/Jeopardy---Instrument-parts

10. Enjoy this exciting orchestra performance: https://tinyurl.com/Conga-del-Fuego

Here are links to the "NOTE NAMES" sheets for all instruments:


Note Names Violin.pdf

Note Names Viola.pdf

Note Names Cello.pdf

Note Names Bass.pdf


***** More activities and ideas will be coming soon!  Check back often! 
***** Please feel free to email me with any questions - davidslk@pwcs.edu.