FREE F Major Warm up Chorale for String Orchestra

 

Right out of the oven!! ūüôā ( 9. Feb. 2018)

 

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The SOSMusic Scale Series! 

 

  • Designed to¬†warm-up elementary and intermediate¬†string orchestras.
  • Great for¬†improving intonation¬†and getting students acquainted with¬†tonality.
  • Provide¬†engaging material¬†that pleases the ear and¬†improves musicianship.
  • You will be subscribed to receive future¬†etudes and exercises¬†for String Orchestra.

 

 

SOSMusic Scales Series!

I'm very happy with the overall interest in my SOSMusic Scales Series! (Warm-up Chorales).

If you haven't downloaded them yet, subscribe here to get them.

Please, please, please! Send me a short clip of your orchestra performing an excerpt or even the whole thing to share it on the blog with other colleagues.

 

 

My kids are working on the C major chorale, and I will record it and share it as well.

This year, we are also excited about learning Totality, a grade 3 piece with cool sound effects.

Like Richard Meyer's Rosin Eating Zombies, this piece has uncommon special effects that students just love.

We‚Äėve only had one rehearsal but I know we will have a wonderful time.

 

Alongside, we're working on Medieval Warrior to complete my 3 Short Stories for String Orchestra (we did Epic Angel last December).

 

With the bundle, I tried to write something different; I exchanged the program notes for a comic strip.

 

With pictures and no words, the music helps fill in the gaps; yet kids must come up with their own conclusion.

 

If you want to try something completely new, check it out.

 

I promise you lots of fun.

And please don‚Äėt forget those clips ūüôā

 

Constructive criticism is always welcome. I want to keep learning new ways to teach music by combining cool sounding pieces with educational material.

 

Cheers!

 

Cesar Aviles

FREE C Major Warm up Chorale for String Orchestra

 

Right out of the oven!! ūüôā

 

Download HERE

Mp3 Reference

 

Join other string orchestra teachers and get the other 3 chorales of the series!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SOSMusic Scale Series! 

 

  • Designed to¬†warm-up elementary and intermediate¬†string orchestras.
  • Great for¬†improving intonation¬†and getting students acquainted with¬†tonality.
  • Provide¬†engaging material¬†that pleases the ear and¬†improves musicianship.
  • You will be subscribed to receive future¬†etudes and exercises¬†for String Orchestra.

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Totality for String Orchestra

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Totality for String Orchestra will be published: December 20, 2017
 
Performance Time: ca. 4 minutes long
 
Comic Strip will be part of the score
 
Grade 3 (maybe easier, but definitely not more difficult)
 
Violin III Treble clef Viola
 
 
 
 I'm very excited to share this story.
 
Totality is the moment in a solar eclipse where the moon covers the sun completely. And depending on your location, you will experience more or less seconds of it.
 
This year the point of the longest eclipse was 2 minutes and 41.6 seconds near Carbondale, IL.
 
I watched the eclipse from Casper, WY where totality lasted 2' 30".
 
Not bad!
 
Casper had the best weather odds and it was the closest place to Albuquerque, a special place for me and a must-visit during the trip. So the location was ideal.
 
I've been doing amateur astronomy for about 13 years; visiting some of the best places on Earth to watch the night sky. 
 
But THIS!
 
The Great American Eclipse was nothing like I've experienced. It was surreal, magical, simply the best show on Earth.
 
During totality, everyone can take their eclipse glasses off and enjoy the awesomeness and grandeur of the sky-show.
 
After totality, a friend discussed how our ancestors would have experienced such an event.
 
I thought that it would make a good short story to contrast the different perspectives of totality in the past and present times.
 
After all, the comic strip is only 2 pages long.
 
That gives me very little space to tell a longer story. But it's exactly what I want.
 
I want music to play a big role in the storytelling.
 
The comic will help kids understand the main message while still leaving some gaps to the imagination.
 
 
 
 
The Short Story
 
A) Totality starts with a young boy run running toward his village. The sun is been eclipsed, the birds are confused and return to their nests. The kid reaches the village moments before totality. Everyone panics.
 
B) Part B of the story contrasts Part A. Now, in the present, we can predict where and when you'll get totality. We see a boy preparing all his equipment for the event. He may have traveled many hours to stand on the path of totality. In the past, such an event would have caused chaos and fear, but now it provokes extreme feelings in the opposite direction: happiness, awe, etc.

New Projects

I am making great progress on Totality.
 
The piece will be about the US eclipse we had last August. (And one of the most incredible spectacles I've witnessed)
 
Totality will narrate the story of how our ancestors interpreted a total solar eclipse and how we perceive it today.
 
Although procrastination got the best of me this week, I did put a couple of hours to reach the 2 minute mark.
 
I estimate Totality to be around 4 minutes when completed.
 
Totality will also include a comic strip (like Medieval Warrior and Epic Angel) and will complete the set of pieces with comic strip--at least for now.
 
 
The 3 pieces will be for sale individually and as a bundle.
 
Epic Angel Grade 1
Medieval Warrior Grade 2,
Totality Grade 3
 
 
My book on bow technique is also moving forward. Slowly, but steadily.
 
I'm designing it for my students; with their struggles in mind. 
 
The book will be published through Amazon self-publishing platform and also as a PDF document on the website.
 
And on the arranging side, I want to start working on The Ludlows from the movie Legend of the Falls, by James Horner. 
 
Of course, when I do, you'll get it right away.
 
 
Alongside, I am learning the Barber Violin Concerto, which I just finished working on the basic sound for the whole 1st movement. 
 
That's about all the projects I can handle with a toddler at home and little sleep.
 
My goal is to finish most of these projects before Christmas. I'll try!
 
If you enjoyed my arrangements so far, you can buy me a cup of coffee to help me stay awake and arranging some more.
 
You can also consider buying my original titles.
 
 
Have a magical week full of string orchestra music!
 
 
  

SOSMusic Scales Series! for String Orchestra

 

 

The SOSMusic Scale Series! 

 

  • Designed to¬†warm-up elementary and intermediate¬†string orchestras.

  • Great for¬†improving intonation¬†and getting students acquainted with¬†tonality.

  • Provide¬†engaging material¬†that pleases the ear and¬†improves musicianship.

  • You will be subscribed to receive future¬†etudes and exercises¬†for String Orchestra.

 

 

See you on the other side :)!

What’s Next on String Orchestra Sheet Music

1.¬†I am arranging Elgar’s Nimrod for multiple level string orchestra.

I’m dividing the string orchestra into many sections: violin 1, 2 and 3, violas 1 and 2, cellos 1 and 2 and double bass.¬†
Many string orchestra teachers have complained that there aren’t many pieces covering many levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced).¬†
This is an experiment, as always. 
I will send you Nimrod as soon as it’s ready (right out of the oven).

2. I am writing an original piece for string orchestra called Totality.

It will include a comic like Medieval Warrior and Epic Angel.  And I will create a bundle of all three pieces.
Totality will be about the total solar eclipse I experienced in August 2017 (USA).
I traveled many miles to experience one of the most incredible spectacles ever!
It was my dream since I started doing amateur astronomy in 2005.
The piece will tell the story of how our ancestors saw the eclipse and how different we see it today.

3. I am writing a book for violin on bow technique.

Like my Third Position Studies for Violin, this book will consist of original compositions that are meant to be exercises and etudes while providing interesting melodic and harmonic material to students.
My students have enjoyed the book and I look forward to seeing how this new book will improve their sound and overall bow technique.
Right now, I’m studying all 6 books of the Sevcik op.2 on bow technique. Cool Stuff!

That’s all for now. Until next post!