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This calypso-style original reflects on the mixing pot of diversity of the composers hometown of Silver Spring, Maryland. With its groovy bass line, syncopated rhythms, and lively melody, this piece leaves no room for a dull moment. The piece starts in G major and segues into a contrasting B section in E minor, resuming back to the original melody with style and grace.
This hip-hop orchestration incorporates technology and should be played with the audio track (mp3 download) and a speaker. Strings Galore celebrates youth and contemporary swagger, empowering students to be themselves and play the music of their culture. Pedagogically, teachers can focus on producing clear string crossings, playing in unison, and counting multiple rests.
This hip-hop orchestration incorporates technology and should be played with the audio track (mp3 download) and a speaker. Beathoven cleverly combines hip-hop and classical styles. The result is a head bopping, rhythm rocking ensemble piece that ebbs and flows between the 18th century and the 21st century. Teachers can focus on syncopated rhythms, the pentatonic scale, playing with a staccato bow stroke, and making a contrast in dynamics.
Hope adds value to any middle school orchestra program interested in playing a contemporary hip-hop style. Students will learn to play sixteenth notes, accents, and syncopated rhythms. This piece is intended to bring hope for orchestras to tell their stories and continue to be diverse in playing various musical styles. It also incorporates technology and should be played with the audio track (mp3 download) and a speaker.
This hip-hop orchestration incorporates technology and should be played with the audio track (mp3 download) and a speaker. The piece utilizes the staccato and pizzicato which are to be played in a fun and lively style. Strings in the Trap celebrates youth and contemporary swagger.
Ambition inspires beginning stringed students to play music that is exciting and relevant to their age group. Hip-Hop culture has been threaded through the fabric of our society and is a perfect genre to keep students interested. Making hip-hop versatile by playing over hip-hop beats will create an energetic environment for the diverse classroom.
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