Monday, November 18, 2013

A Little More J.S. Bach

You can hear classical music everywhere.  A few years ago, a commercial for a cell phone made it's way around the web that was beyond amazing.  It utilized a well known piece by J.S. Bach (who our Bluffsview Sixth graders have recently studied) called "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."  Here is a version transcribed for string quartet:

And here is the unconventional version... just think about all that it took to pull this off!

Where have you heard classical music in your everyday life?  How do you think Bach would feel about his music being used in this way?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


THANK YOU to the Williams family for donating three sets of Boomwhackers to the Bluffsview Music room!  We promise to put them to good use!

Boomwhackers are plastic tubes that are pitched to the C Major diatonic scale.  They are helpful in learning to read music notation on the treble clef staff, and they are just plain FUN to play around with.  Tap them on your hands, your feet, your legs, the floor, with another boomwhacker - you name it! (Just not your face or anyone else's body!!)

Thanks again for your generosity!