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 Welcome to the Winter Session of Parks and Rec Music and Animation Classes!  Here you will find a short description of what was covered in each class.   Come here to see what you should be practicing!


Mr. Jamie often asks "Are there any answers?"  The answer to give when he asks that is "Forty Two" (it is from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." It is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything - An alien race built a giant super computer to figure out what the meaning of life is.  After millions of years of computing it came up with the answer "42.").


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-- Piano Adventures 

DENBIGH COMM. C.:   2/17/18 -- "Piano Adventures" -- Students learned the note G and began learning "Open Up Your Heart"  Students should practice lessons 1 - 5.
      -- BONUS: "It'sTime to Practice Blues" (click to download: pdf)

DENBIGH COMM. C: 2/17/18 -- "Adult Piano" --Students began working on "My Country Tis of Thee" and "Ode to Joy" with two hands. 

MIDTOWN COMM. C.: 2/13/18 -- "Piano Adventures Junior" -- Students should practice lessons 1 - 4 including Bongo Bird and "Hot Cross Buns" (labeled as "Mary Had a Little Lamb") with the Left Hand G.

-- 3D Computer Animation

DENBIGH COMM. C.:  2/17/18 -- Students completed their robot animation and made a final video.  Reminder: the beginning of the book has info on how to download a free copy of the Anim8or software (Windows computers only).

     -- BONUS:  3D Anim8or Snowman (download and open in Anim8or)


MIDTOWN COMM C.: 2/13/18 -- Students continued to make a Knight, building bones.   Reminder: the beginning of the book has info on how to download a free copy of the Anim8or software (Windows computers only).

     -- BONUS:  3D Anim8or Snowman (download and open in Anim8or)

-- Animation: Part 2

DENBIGH COMM. C.:   2/17/18 -- Student programmed their talking head and added sound, completing the video for project 2.


-- Adventures in Guitar / Ukulele

DENBIGH COMM. C.: 2/14/18 -- (Note: the answer to why the answer is 42 is at the top of this page)  Students reviewed the notes E, F, G and the Notes C and D.  Also practice the C Chord and G Chord (Ukulele especially should practice hard on the G Chord).   Students are practicing up to Lesson 4 plus the chords (which on page 25 / 26)

     -- BONUS: Fun Music Notes Activity Sheet

     -- BONUS: "The Melting Snowman" (music for Guitar or Ukulele -- pdf)

     -- BONUS: Guitar & Uke Mazes and comics (click to download pdf)