The first SmartMusic orchestra piece assignment is now available. It is for Curse of the Rosin-Eating Zombies. Each section has a different short part to practice (listed below and on SmartMusic). This assignment is due October 7th.
Violin I: Bar 14, Beat 1 thru 21, 4
This section should be forte and strong. Use more bow on the cresc. in measure 21. Play the Bb's, and F naturals low enough. Practice this section with the metronome to make sure that the eighth notes are consistent.
Violin II: Bar 61, Beat 1 thru 71, 4
This section should start f and be played with a lot of bow. Be sure to follow the Bb and Eb from the key signature and the accidentals. Follow the up bow markings in measures 62 and 63 carefully. Use more bow as you cresc. in measure 66. Practice measure 69-71 with the metronome.
Viola: Bar 28, Beat 1 thru 34, 4
This section should be p but confident since it is soli. Be sure to use a lot of bow even though it is p. Make sure that the F naturals and Bb's are low enough. Practice this section with the metronome to make sure that the long notes are accurate.
Cello: Bar 47, Beat 1 thru 56, 4
Practice this section with the metronome to make sure that it does not rush. Also practice it arco to listen for intonation. Make sure the Bb's and Eb's are low enough. Be sure to cresc. in measure 54 and 55.
String Bass: Bar 23, Beat 1 thru 28, 4
This section should be played close to the frog and to the bridge in order to play ff. Listen carefully for intonation and make sure the accidentals are correct. Use vibrato if possible and count carefully on the long notes.