Let’s Go “Into the Unknown” Together

We now have one virtual collaboration under our belts, so let’s go “Into the Unknown” together by playing this piece from Frozen II.

Things You Will Need

  • Sheet Music – Either view the music on a computer or print it and have it on a music stand. If you have not yet received music, please email inquiries@sewardconcertband.org to request your copy.
  • Tuner – whether you have a stand-alone tuner or even an app on your phone/computer, please make sure to tune carefully while you rehearse and before you record.
  • Metronome or Device (computer, iPad, phone) that can view a video of me (below) conducting with a metronome playing in the background.
  • Recording device (Phone, Computer with camera and microphone) 
  • Headphones

Virtual Rehearsal and Recording Instructions

  1. Tune
    • Whether you use a stand-alone tuner device, or just an app that can be downloaded to your phone or computer, be sure to carefully tune.
    • Tune at the beginning of rehearsal, and be sure to re-tune before recording your performance.
  2. Practice!
    • Do not just try and play it through one or two takes. The quality of our final product depends greatly on the quality of each individual product.
    • Listen to this recording of our arrangement to get a feel for the piece and its style.
      • Set your metronome to 116 bpm – the tempo through measure 71.
      • Set your metronome to 96 bpm – the tempo for the piece after measure 71.
  1. Set up a quiet place to record yourself. 
    • Please, only one person per video. If you have multiple performers in your household, it’s best if you have one person assist with recording.
  2. Plug your headphones into the metronome or device that is playing the conducting video with a steady beat.
    • It is important that you listen to the metronome through headphones so the metronome clicking does not get recorded with your audio.
  3. Start the recording.
    • Make sure your recording device is capturing video horizontally (landscape mode – sideways, not upright) and make sure you are in the center of the video, not too close, but not too far away.