Posted: May 19, 2020
Hi everyone. Hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend with your family and "bubble". We've finally reached the end of the orchestra family! Woo hoo! (although it will never really end! We will soon study the great composers and having knowledge of the orchestra is very important for understanding instruments available to these boys).
As promised, I want to share this video with you of a young boy who visits the orchestra. Yes, it is geared for children but I found the resemblance of little George to one of our classmates uncanny and wanted to you to take a look. Maybe this little lad is a long lost cousin to HM? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Jc4sP0BEE. In the end, little George could not decide on one single instrument to play because he wanted to be the conductor. Reminds me of a story book I read in music class where the child came to the same conclusion. I will share that with you this week as well. The best review of the orchestra material for your age however remains to be the video of Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbVRn3q3fEw. Look over these two videos and hopefully you will be able to name the instruments with ease.
In addition to piano and guitar, I hope someday we will get some brass instruments at school and I can teach you to play the french horn, trumpet, trombone and baritone. Don't think we have room for a tuba!- although I'm sure a few of you have the lungs and chops to rock that instrument! Enjoy the videos and the rest of this beautiful day.