Archive for March, 2011

3rd Marking Period Lessons

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Hey Everyone,

The 3rd marking period ends next Friday April 8th. Here is my lesson schedule for the next 2 weeks:

Before school: Wednesday March 30, Friday April 1, Tuesday April 5 and Thursday April 7

Lunch (A-C): Monday April 4

Harry Potter 2nd movement

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Attention 1st & 2nd violinists playing Harry Potter!


I’m posting recordings of your individual parts from measure 3 to measure 37. Use these recordings as a reference for your personal practicing. I have the metronome set at quarter note = 140, and you should be doing the same. If you don’t have a metronome, follow this link for a free online metronome.

1st violin – 2nd movement (m. 3 – 37)

2nd violin – 2nd movement (m. 3 – 37)

Chamber Orchestra Evening Rehearsal

Monday, March 21st, 2011

In preparation for our upcoming concert at the District Music Festival, we will be having a rehearsal Wednesday March 30 from 6:30-8:30pm in the annex. Also, permission slips for the rehearsal on the morning of April 5th need to be in to me ASAP!

Lessons This Week

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Hey Everyone,

I will be having lessons on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning before school this week. I will also be here for all 3 lunches on Monday March 14. If you have C lunch, it would be in your best interest to attend this lesson as I most likely will only be available for 1 more C lunch before the end of the marking period. Lesson attendance was rather poor 2 Mondays ago so take advantage of these opportunities!

-Dr. Gopal

Chamber Orchestra Assignment

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Chamber Orchestra Members (1A),


Here is your assignment which will be submitted to me next class. Listen to the last 3 movements of the Capriol Suite and comment on the following components for each movement.





Chamber Orchestra March 11




Chamber Orchestra Assignment

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Dear 1A Chamber Orchestra Members,

Here is your assignment from today’s class (Monday March 7).

Listen to the recording you made of the First 3 movements here: Chamber Orchestra March 7

For each movement, identify 3 things that your section did well, and 3 things that your section can improve. All answers must be written and will be submitted during Wednesday’s class.




Audio Recordings

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Chamber Orchestra – Lord of the Rings Symphony recording can be found here.


String Orchestra – Harry Potter Suite recording can be found here.

Lessons this week

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I will be available for lessons during A Lunch only on Monday. I will also be having lessons before school on Tuesday and Thursday this week!

-Dr. Gopal