Lauren gave us a theory lesson on sharps, flats, and naturals, key signatures and accidentals.
I'll be writing up something on it too.
Basically, it's important to know about accidentals (the ones you see in the middle of the song) that changing something to # sharp makes it higher by a semitone, and changing something to a b
flat makes it lower by a semitone. The natural sign ♮
cancels a sharp or flat, so you could be going down or up, depending on what you're cancelling.
We warmed up with Hallelujah
. Gerry was sick so Michael sang the first solo and Kit sang the second. It was pretty :)
We learned the alto part on page 3 of Wild Mountain Thyme
. Mary Ellen was away, so Anne Marie sang the first solo and Jonathan sang the second. Both were lovely. We tried to stay soft for the first 2 verses and get loud at page 3 and really loud at page 4.
We made a good dent in All the Little Rivers
. We sang the river part, D, which you get to sing 3 times because it's the same as G.
We sang You'll Never Walk Alone,
just to review, and discovered that we need to go over the parts we learned last week. But, well do that another time because now we have to work on Imagine for April 27th instead. Another choir is singing You'll Never Walk Alone :(
So, we sang Imagine
and next week we'll work on Imagine, especially the ending.
We will also sing Wonderful World
to keep it beautiful.
We will sing I'll Be There For You
to see how much we remember.
We'll continue learning All the Little Rivers
We'll look at the Handel Chorus
, so we're not totally lost next Saturday ;)
( if you can, sing along with Richard's recordings)