Every month, we focus on one aspect of performance or musicianship, what is this month's good habit?
Good Habit of the Month
At-home practice. Don't let a day go by where you don't get out your instrument. Get it out, play a note, keep playing until you don't feel like it anymore or it's time for dinner, then put it back.
Dynamics! Make sure you are aware of how loud or soft your are playing.
Get set and stay set until you hear "relax"
Responding to conducting cues -
Make sure you watch the conductor while you're playing so the whole ensemble plays the same dynamics and tempo!
Make sure that your fingers are in the right place and that you don't have "flying fingers"
Embouchure / Bow hold
Make sure your mouth is doing the right thing (Band). Make sure you are holding the bow correctly (orchestra).
Make sure you are sitting up straight with your feet flat on the floor.
Dynamics!!!! Be aware of how loudly or softly you are playing.
Get set quickly and stay set until relax.
Any infractions of set rules result in strikes this month!
Respond to conducting cues!
I don't just flap my arms around for nothing! Follow the stick precisely and you may end up being the class of the month!
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