Student Resources

Welcome to the Kanack Student Resources Page!

On this page, you will find music, video tutorials, CAD challenges and much more!

Improv (CAD) · Suzuki · Fiddle · Jazz · Orchestra
Violin · Viola · Cello · Piano

Signup Sheets:

Music Hours

Zoom Buddies

House Competition:

Report your practice minutes, performances, group class attendance, etc. here to help your house take the lead!

Art Project Collaboration

Viola for Violinists


Improvisation:

CAD is designed to be taught in groups as well as individual lessons. Since classes are on hold for the most part at the moment, I wanted to share some of my favorite exercises with you to enjoy and practice at home! I have started out with challenges at 4 levels of difficulty!

How to Practice CAD

Each level comes with a finger pattern chart designed for each instrument selected. Begin by placing the correct chart in front of you. (please note for level one you should use only the top two strings as indicated by the clear bubbles and stars). As the music begins, join in playing anything you like! You are creating/improvising your own music so there is no such thing as a mistake! The chart will guide you to the notes which match the key of the exercise.

If you don’t know how to start, try playing just open strings or a scale for a while. Pretty soon you will have lots of ideas! Repeat the exercise several times each day. Your creativity will grow and your musicality along with it!

Parents, please note: Do not correct anything during a CAD exercise. The student must be completely free to focus on the creative activity. Technique is practiced separately. If the student doesn’t understand the chart, wait until he has finished the exercise then study the chart together. Repeat the exercise again.

Finger Pattern Charts

Use the YouTube links to access playlists for improvisation.

CAD Challenge #1 – 4/18/2020

Level 1 – Description Piano   ·   Violin   ·   Viola/Cello
Level 2 – Description Piano   ·   Violin   ·   Viola/Cello
Level 3 – Description All Instruments
PreTwinkle for Keyboard – Description Exercise 1

 


Suzuki Classes:

Cello Group Classes are meeting weekly from 6:30 to 7:15 on Thursday evenings via Zoom.  Check your e-mail for the meeting link.


Fiddle:

Check here for links to fiddle videos as well as a library of recorded tunes.

Fiddle Class Recordings

Fiddle Challenges:

Easy/Medium – Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

Medium/Advanced – Batchelder’s Reel

 


Jazz Class

Find Jazz assignments created by Susan Innamorato here.  You can also you the google classroom she has set up by visiting https://classroom.google.com/and logging in with your google account.  Click the plus sign to join a class and use the code: ff77tak

Assignment #1

Instructions and Score

Assignment #2
Blues Scales and Sliding Notes

Four Strong Winds



Orchestra:

Saturday Morning Orchestra
You had been doing such great work and I would like that to be able to continue.  I have created a series of videos for each section.  Each playlist includes the complete piece plus a video without your part so you can play along.  My hope is that you can continue to practice these pieces and we will be easily able to put them back together when we are all back at the school.  Students who have not been part of this orchestra, but would like to practice the music are welcome to join!   And as always… no judging my violin playing!

Violin 1 Playlist
Violin 2 Playlist
Violin 3/Viola Playlist
Cello Playlist

Orchestra Music


Violin Challenges:

The following graded set of music can be added to your practice routine in preparation for a group concert this spring. These exciting and beautiful pieces will develop your technique and musicality. Simply find your level, download, and start practicing. Be sure to let your teacher know you are learning these pieces. Keep in mind, you can learn your level plus any other levels that may be below yours!
Level 1 – Suzuki Book 1+ (NYSSMA Level 1)
Level 2 – Suzuki Book 2+ (NYSSMA Level 2)
Level 3 – Suzuki mid-Book 4+ (NYSSMA Level 4)
Level 4 – Suzuki Book 7+ (NYSSMA Level 6)

Viola Challenges:

Music Coming soon!


Cello Challenges:

The following graded set of music can be added to your practice routine in preparation for a group concert this spring. These exciting and beautiful pieces will develop your technique and musicality. Simply find your level, download, and start practicing. Be sure to let your teacher know you are learning these pieces. Keep in mind, you can learn your level plus any other levels that may be below yours!
Level 1 – Suzuki Book 1+ (NYSSMA Level 1)
Level 2 – Suzuki Book 2+ (NYSSMA Level 2)
Level 3 – Suzuki mid-Book 4+ (NYSSMA Level 4)
Level 4 – Suzuki Book 7+ (NYSSMA Level 6)

Piano Challenges:

Piano Duets:

Late Beginner and Teacher or Advanced Student
Windmill Waltz

Intermediate
In the Hall of the Mountain King

Advanced
Mozart Sonata


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