These Challenges are designed for students in their 2nd, 3rd, 4th (or more) years of music lessons/band. These challenges require you to use your own music. This may be from books you have, band music, music you can find on the internet. Feel free to view our STAFF ONLINE MUSIC PAGES for some suggestions from our tutors.
For details about how to make your recording, go back to the Online Music Challenge Main Page
If you are ready you can SUBMIT YOUR CHALLENGE RECORDING HERE
You can do these challenges in any order.
Movie Song Challenge 1
Play approx 30secs from a Movie Song without stopping.
Movie Song Challenge 2
Play approx 1minute from a Movie Song without stopping.
Dynamics Challenge 1
Choose approx 20 bars of music from any song. Every 2 bars change the Dynamics between Forte (Loud) & Piano (Soft).
Dynamics Challenge 2
Choose approx 20 bars of music from any song. Every 2 bars change the Dynamics between Piano (Soft), Mezzo Forte (Moderately Loud) & Forte (Loud).
Breathing Challenge 1
Choose a section of a song without any rests and play as much of the section as you can in ONLY 1 BREATH!
Breathing Challenge 2
Choose any note and take a big breath and play the note for as long as you can. Time yourself and let us know in the recording how long you lasted.
Play by Ear Challenge 1
Play the main melody from “Can-Can by Offenbach”. Play by ear means without using sheet music to learn or to play the song. You can listen to the song and the challenge is to work out how to play it and then record it. This link is a virtual recording of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra playing Can-Can. https://youtu.be/Gz9j9r9jW6M. The main melody starts at 1:04 in the video.
Composing Challenge 1
Compose your own 4 bar song and then play it. Write the music on paper and then play it. If you are making a video please show us the music on the video. Download Blank Manuscript Music Paper HERE
Composing Challenge 2
Compose your own 10 bar song and then play it. Write the music on paper and then play it. If you are making a video please show us the music on the video. Download Blank Manuscript Music Paper HERE
Free Choice Challenge 1
Play approx 1minute of any song of your choice
There will be more challenges added soon……