String Orchestra Pieces in D Major
The first attempt at performing new music is called Sight Reading.
Sight reading success, begins by identifying as many music elements as possible before performing the music.
Let’s study the first measure of the piece you are about to perform.
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  • Tempo: Moderato — Quarter Notes = 80 BPM
  • Key Signature: D Major
  • Time Signature: Common-Time
  • Dynamic: Mezzo-Forte with Crescendo
  • Bow direction: Begin Down-Bow
  • Rhythm: Half-Notes
  • Divisi: All instruments, except the Bass
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D Major Home     Instrument Tapes     Finger Mechanics     Finger Numbering     Finger Dexterity     Finger Position

Finger Intensity     Hand Position Principles     Hand Position Rhymes     Space at the Base     Swell the Well     Swing the Wing

Hand Position Set-Up     Violin Notes on D     Viola Notes on D     Cello Notes on D     Bass Notes on D     Violin Notes on A

Viola Notes on A     Cello Notes on A     Meet Guide     Bass Notes on G     D Major Training Exercises     The Lower-Tetrachord

The Major Second     The Major Third     The Perfect Fourth     The Upper-Tetrachord     The Perfect Fifth     The Major Sixth

The Major Seventh     The Perfect Octave     The Complete D Major Scale     Left Thumb Logic     Left Thumb Flexible Location

Knuckle Leverage     D Major Etudes     Arpeggio Patterns     D Major Mastery Checkpoint     Extending the Instrument’s Range

Finger Location Terms     Violin Notes on G     Viola Notes on G     Cello Notes on G     Bass Notes on E     Bass Notes on A

Viola Notes on C     Cello Notes on C     Violin Notes on E     Third Position Principles     Violin Third Position on E

Third Position Measurement Differences     D Major Harmony     Interval Categories     Orchestra Harmony in D Major

Preparing for Orchestra Pieces     Divisi Protocol     Orchestra Chord Textures     Ensemble Engine     Technique Building

Practice Coins     Violin Technique Builder     Viola Technique Builder     Cello Technique Builder     Bass Technique Builder

Dynamic March Theme and Variations     Bowing Dynamics     Dynamic March Performance Details     Linked Bowing Exercise

Off-Beats Exercise     Neighbor Notes     Complete Dynamic March Composition Score and Parts
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Divisi information

Upper note stems go up.  
Lower note stems go down.
During divisi passages, when all players are directed to perform the same pitch,  
two stems are placed on the note. This is the same as notating the word, tutti.
Always perform with great form and blend your sound with the ensemble.