October - Student Page

100-day Challenge
- keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart

September Issue
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October Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
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Composer of the Month

Franz Schubert


Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel: Can you hear the turning of the spinning wheel in the constant motion of the piano part?



The Erlking - How many different moods – like happy, sad, or scary – can you find? What creates that feeling in the music?


Schubert's Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished- first two movements) Just as Schubert wrote beautiful music for piano and voice, he also wrote lovely string parts in his symphonies.



Ecossaise - An ecossaise is a type of dance that is usually in 2/4 time. It originally came from Scotland and became popular during Schubert's time in other countries. Schubert, Beethoven and Chopin wrote piano pieces using this form.



Antonio Salieri

Les Danaides - Overture - Salieri was known for his operas. Les Danaides was a big success and made a huge impression on Hector Berlioz who was inspired by the music.





Different people can sing notes in different ranges. Where does your voice fall? Are you a soprano, an alto, or maybe a low bass. Try this test to see what notes you can comfortably sing.


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