Virtual Music Centre - Amersham

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Welcome to the Amersham Virtual Music Centre

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are finding innovative and fun ways to keep learning and performing together, furthering our musical knowledge and absolutely making the most of the time until we can create fantastic music together again!

Below you will find a timetable for the Music Centre, complete with links and information regarding all of the resources for each week.  Simply find your normal time/day/ensemble and you'll have your information ready for you.  If you have any questions, please contact your tutors.

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Timetable & Resources wb/ 22nd February

Wednesday 24th February

Time

17:30

Ensemble/Activity

NEW!! Theory Surgery

Ensemble Leader

Lynne Silsby 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Are you stuck on a theory question? Join this session to get help!

Thursday 25th February

Time

17:30 - 18:15

Ensemble/Activity

Junior Brass Ensemble 

Ensemble Leader

Lynne Silsby 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please print out your parts for 3 Little Suites if you haven’t got them from last term; they are on the webpage.

New piece! Please print the relevant part

Petite Recreation

3 Little Suites

Saturday 27th February

Time

9.00 – 9.45 

Ensemble/Activity

Am@sing Chamber Choir 

Ensemble Leader

Edwin Pitt-Mansfield 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please have last week’s music and check for anything new.

27/2 - Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Lacrymosa - Mozart Req

the-music-of-the-night-from-the-phantom-of-the-opera

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Rheinberger_Abendlied

Waitress Choral SSA

Time

9.00 –9.50

Ensemble/Activity

Training Orchestra 

Ensemble Leader

Cecilia Bignall

Link to Resources & Additional Information

We will continue to work on Handel (parts you already have) and our composing piece with new/final parts/dynamics etc!

Here are the links for the Handel on YouTube in case you want to practice with them!

March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBJJBVlyTtc&list=RDyBJJBVlyTtc&start_radio=1

Minuet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttfe1PutRAs&feature=youtu.be

Training Orchestra wb 25/1

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Training Orchestra wb 18/1

Time

9.00 – 10.00 

Ensemble/Activity

Theory 1 

Ensemble Leader

Lynne Silsby

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please email any work to be marked by 6pm on Friday 26th Feb lsi@bucksmusic.org

Check for new resources, and keep those from previous sessions

2702 Theory 1

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There are Intervals worksheets for you to print now.

11_bk2_intervals-theory-worksheet

16-bk2-classification-intervals

Intervals Chart

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Theory 1

Time

9:20 - 9:50

Ensemble/Activity

Kids Choir

Ensemble Leader

Veronica Wayman 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Just come along and enjoy some singing fun!!

Time

9.45 – 10.45  

Ensemble/Activity

Training Strings 

Ensemble Leader

Linda Miller

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please have parts for Action Song, Sad Song, Pick and Mix Canon and Cowboy song.

NEW Please print and bring Spy Movie 2

Would you like to be our Saturday Star? Bring along your
favourite piece to play to the group.

2702 Spy Movie 2

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YouTube link for Canon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az07cJWFAgI

Action Movie Viola

Action movie

Cowboy song

Pick and Mix Canon for Zoom - Training STrings Viola

Pick and Mix Canon for Zoom - Training Strings Violin

Pick and Mix Canon for Zoom - Youtube Violin

Sad Movie Viola

Sad Movie

Time

10:00 - 10:45

Ensemble/Activity

Am@sing Adult Choir 

Ensemble Leader

Edwin Pitt - Mansfield 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please keep all resources from previous weeks but check the webpage for new materials

Rehearsal 10-10:45 but I will open at 09:45 to set up Jamulus.

Now is the Month of Maying

Sourwood Mountain - Tennessee Folksong
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Rheinberger_Abendlied

Time

10:00 - 11:00

Ensemble/Activity

Concert Band / Youth Orchestra Wind and Brass

Ensemble Leader

David Batsman

Link to Resources & Additional Information

All members from 10.00 please!

Same repertoire as previously

Concert Band

Time

10.00 – 10.45 

Ensemble/Activity

Percussion Ensemble 

Ensemble Leader

Geoff Brown 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Time

10.00 – 10.45 

Ensemble/Activity

Musikids 

Ensemble Leader

Fay Hayhurst

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Combined session – Musikids and Munchkins.

Join Fay for musical fun and games!

Time

10.00 – 10.45 

Ensemble/Activity

Training Clarinets and Saxophones 

Ensemble Leader

Karen Wallace 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Same repertoire as previously

‘You are the sunshine of my life’ and ‘Riffle Shuffle’

Riffle Shuffle

You Are The Sunshine of My Life Backing Track

Training Clarinets amd Saxes

Time

10.00 – 10.45 

Ensemble/Activity

Training Flutes 

Ensemble Leader

Veronica Wayman

Link to Resources & Additional Information

New piece on the webpage

We will look at the 1st and 4th movements of this so please chose a part which looks OK for you and either print off or have ready on your device on Saturday.

2702 Training Flutes
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Summer Nights

Time

10.00 – 10.45 

Ensemble/Activity

Music for Munchkins 

Ensemble Leader

Fay Hayhurst

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Combined session – Musikids and Munchkins.

Join Fay for musical fun and games!

Time

11:00 – 11.30 

Ensemble/Activity

Am@sing Youth Choir 

Ensemble Leader

Edwin Pitt-Mansfield 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please have last week’s music and check for anything new.

27/02 - Thank you for the Music

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You're Welcome (Brymer) 2pt

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Let it Be - 2 Part

Time

11:00 - 12:00

Ensemble/Activity

Youth Orchestra Strings 

Ensemble Leader

David Batsman /
Linda Miller /
Cecilia Bignall

Link to Resources & Additional Information

All members from 11.00 please!

Same repertoire as previously

String_Quartet_No._8_in_C_Minor_Op._110__Dmitri_Shostakovich

Time

11.00 – 11.45 

Ensemble/Activity

Children’s Acoustic Guitars 

Ensemble Leader

Clive Pearce 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please check email from Mr Pearce for Zoom links and information.

Time

11.20 -12.20 

Ensemble/Activity

Intermediate Wind Band

Ensemble Leader

Lynne Silsby

Link to Resources & Additional Information

EVERYONE at 11.20 please

3 NEW PIECES!
Please print out the relevant part for each.

Please print out your parts for last term’s music if you haven’t still got it! It is all on the webpage.

So, you should have 8 pieces:
Bright Side, Pink Panther, Those Mag. Men, Star Wars, Glenn Miller, West Side Story, Gulliver’s Travels and Lowdown Hoedown.

Gulliver's Travels

Lowdown Hoedown

West Side Story

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Bright Side

Pink Panther

Those Mag. Men

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Intermediate Wind Band

Time

11.45 - 12.45

Ensemble/Activity

Adult Acoustic Guitars

Ensemble Leader

Clive Pearce

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please check email from Mr Pearce for Zoom links.

Time

11.50 - 12.30

Ensemble/Activity

Senior Classical Guitars

Ensemble Leader

Marc Gambrell

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Same resources as before for Uptown Funk, Thinking Out Loud and Flamenc'Ole.

Flamenc'Ole

Thinking Out Loud (New)

Senior parts

Time

11.50 - 12.30

Ensemble/Activity

Theory 2 (Gr@de 5)

Ensemble Leader

Edwin Pitt-Mansfield

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Please Check the classroom before the lesson. I’m still waiting for some homework from 2 weeks ago….

epi@bucksmusic.org

Time

12.00 - 12.50

Ensemble/Activity

Amersham Rehearsal Orchestra 

Ensemble Leader

Cecilia Bignall

Time

12.00 - 1.00

Ensemble/Activity

Creatives 

Ensemble Leader

Andrew Melvin 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

No resources this week – we will start on new projects and new tasks will be set next week.

Creatives Feb 13 tasks

Creatives Feb 06 tasks

Creatives Lockdown Whispers 3 - Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues 2.mp3

Time

12.00 – 1.00 

Ensemble/Activity

Prep Wind Band 

Ensemble Leader

David Batsman / Veronica Wayman 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

All members to join from 12.00 please – students will then be split into breakout rooms depending on instruments.

Same repertoire as previously

Haunted Halloween

Time

12.50 – 1.30 

Ensemble/Activity

Junior Classical Guitars 

Ensemble Leader

Marc Gambrell 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Same resources as before for Uptown Funk, Thinking Out Loud and Flamenc'Ole.

Flamenc'Ole Jnr

Thinking Out Loud

Junior parts wb 18/1

Monday 1st March

Time

7.00 – 7.40pm

Ensemble/Activity

Hi-Gain
Music Tech 101

Ensemble Leader

Marc Gambrell 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Beginner course on Music Production via Band Lab.
In-depth Q&A sessions on Logic, Studio One and Garage Band in breakout sessions

Tuesday 2nd March

Wednesday 3rd March

Time

5.30 – 6.15pm

Ensemble/Activity

Hi-Gain
Song writing Workshop

Ensemble Leader

Marc Gambrell 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Song writing workshop for groups and soloists. Studying song writing theory and developing existing skills

Time

6.15 – 6.55pm

Ensemble/Activity

Hi-Gain Performance Skills

Ensemble Leader

Marc Gambrell 

Link to Resources & Additional Information

Aimed at younger players or those who just like to sing and play. The focus will be to study a popular song and perform it as a virtual group performance.

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