Percussion Ensemble Reflection Page

Kaleidoscope Concert Reflection

Listen to the concert recording for your ensemble and write comments about what you hear with each work. In your own words, tell me what you like and what you don’t like. Then, after listening to the whole performance, we will discuss the the six following areas.


  1. Tone Quality(Balance and Blend)
  2. Intonation/Pitch Accuracy
  3. Rhythm
  4. Technique
  5. Interpretation/Musicianship
  6. Articulation-Winds/Execution-Perc.

Mozambique – Drum Circle

Rapid Transit

1. When we perform, there are many parts of a performance that you can control. What are they?

2. What things do you need to work out with others for a good performance to occur?

3. What is the difference between “practice”, “rehearsal” and “performance”?

113 thoughts on “Percussion Ensemble Reflection Page

  1. 1. How the song sounds, how it flows, and what it says to everyone.

    2. It’s almost as if you need to know the parts of those around you, and compare them with your own. While keeping your part as the main focus, you keep those other parts in the back of your mind, so you can know the “whole” song.

  2. 1 you can only control the way you perform. that affects the playing quality of the people around you, if your messing up they’re probably messing up.
    2 working out cues, timing of different parts, and making sure the tones sound good together is key.
    3 practice is learning, rehearsing is refining skills, and performing is showing mom and dad what you’ve been doing with your life

  3. You can control your tempo and how your part blends with everyone else.

    The speed that we are playing at and being able to listen and change how we are playing.

  4. Both Songs:
    1. You can control the volume, rhythm, pulse, ect.
    2. You need to understand each other’s part to know what each of you are doing.
    3. Practice: Learning the music on your own. Rehearsal: Putting the music together with everybody. Performance: Combining what you learned in rehearsal and practice and performing that at your best.

  5. Rapid transit
    1. The tone through all instruments
    2. Most piches were accurate
    3. Rythem, I need to count better and listens to all parts to keep in time.
    4. All good
    5. Very musical understanding its supposed to sound like a train.
    6. Needs to execute better.
    What you yourself can do during a performance is to focus and play your part well.
    I can work on listening to all the parts and play to everyone to make it sound good.
    Practice is by yourself
    Rehearsal is with the whole band practice
    Performance is beginning to end in front of an audience.

  6. 1) you can control your own counting, and note playing, but not the rest of the bands
    2) counting and playing the same notes at the same time with the people who play the same part.

  7. 1.) Of the many things you can control, the most important is yourself. For example playing your part well and being on stage and ready to go at an appropriate time.

    2.) Communication is key. It’s important to figure out what you need and what other people need to play the concert.

    3.) Practice is by yourself, leaving your part. Rehearsal is playing with the ensemble and having all the things fit together. Performance is putting all the things you have worked on and learned into practice to play your best and put on a good show.

  8. 1~When we perform, you can control your own time keeping, the notes you play, and

    2~We can work on not relying on eachother for our own parts, time, and rhythm.

    3~Practice is when you take time to learn the notes, rhythms, the basics of the piece you are playing. Rehearsal is when you bring what you practiced to rehearsal and put it together with other people’s parts. Performance is playing entirely though all of the pieces with mastery typically for an audience.

  9. Our tone was pretty good except when we didnt play in time or together. The technique was fine, and our exicution was all right

  10. As a whole, we sounded quite well throughout. I feel the reason for our hiccups is that perhaps there may be sections in a player’s part that may still seem a little foggy to them, or a simple mistake made by someone who just did “this” instead of “that”. The rhythm section kept us chugging along, the xylophones and marimbas kept the vibes in check, and our soft to loud transitions were really well executed.

  11. Rapid transit
    1Tone quality was awful one fell away then we all messed up

    2 pitch was not quite good

    3 rhythm was bad

    4 technique was okay

    5 was okay but I wish me and crutchy would be friends

    6 execution was kinda bad.

    1I go against the Timpany as the marimba
    2 understand the others parts
    3 practice is where we get our base, rehearsal is where we build and perfect, performance is where we excucute

  12. 1. The tone for timphini was good
    2. Most piches were accurate
    3. Rythem, I need to count better and listens to all parts to keep in time.
    4. All good
    5. Very musical understanding its supposed to sound like a train.
    6. Needs to execute better.

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