for Holiday Sing-Along 2020

It’s time for you to start recording!

All of the Holiday Sing-Along repertory is now on SmartMusic and should be in your “Shared With Me” folder. (Tell me if you’re missing something.) All pieces are ready for you to start recording.  

For recording instructions, please use this link for a tutorial, made by our own resident SmartMusic expert, Nicholas Cuc. SmartMusic Recording Tutorial

This 6 min. tutorial shows how to record your pieces and send them to me.  Please follow the steps in his instructions plus these additional steps.

    1. Except for “O Come Little Children” and “Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus”, please use the tempo as it comes up when you open the piece in SmartMusic. (That should correspond with the tempos listed below but I've goofed up so much I'm not sure anymore. Just use the SmartMusic tempo.)   For “O Come Little Children” and “Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus”, you will need to adjust the tempo; use the tempo listed below.  We will do Jingle Bells in two tempos: 92 and 60.  If you are able, make a recording in both tempos for Jingle Bells.
    2. Turn on the sound of the metronome and the accompaniment if it helps you.  Practice to see how low you can turn the volume and still have it be helpful.
    3. Before you send me your recording, please change the title of the file.  Include your name, the piece and the part you’re playing.
    4. For “O Come Little Children” (adjust the tempo to 62) and “Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus”(adjust the tempo to 102), please use the recordings that are in the Suzuki Violin School Volume 1 on SmartMusic.  All of the other pieces are those that I have shared with you.
    5. We’ve never done this before.  If you run into problems let me know and I’ll try to solve them. 

I want you to remember, as you make your recordings, that we want to have a challenge that is also enjoyable.  This music is supposed to be fun and uplifting! Record only the pieces you know and only as much as you can without stressing out.  We’ve all learned A LOT this month!  If we manage to have some recordings when we’re done, it will be “icing on the cake”.  I’m very impressed with all of you, parents and students alike!

The number beside each piece, indicates the tempo in which you'll record.

Pat-A-Pan, 82

Jingle Bells 92

Twinkle in key of D - 70 for Var. 1, 80 for the Theme

Hush My Babe (Go Tell Aunt Rhody), 66

Jolly Old St. Nicholas. 112

O Come Little Children (from Suzuki Vol.1, already on SmartMusic) 

Adjust this to 62

Chorus (from Suzuki Vol.2, already on SmartMusic)

         Adjust this to 102

Adeste Fidelis. 100

Up On the Housetop 150

We Wish You a Merry Christmas 98

The Holly and the Ivy 100

Over the River 92

Babe of Bethlehem. 67

*Evening Prayer from “Hansel and Gretel” 60