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Free Local Event: Pender Rocks the Block

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | local event

 

Pender Rocks the Block

Friday, September 14, 6 - 9 p.m. Rain or Shine

Pender UMC: 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA

Cost: Admission is Free but for some of the food, there will be a cost.

Pender Church is rocking the block again! We're having another block party for our neighbors, and you're invited for food, games, and live entertainment.

Fun for the whole family includes:

Food available for purchase from local food trucks, plus cupcakes and ice cream!

"Minute to Win It" games

Moon bounce

Face painting

Balloon sculpting

Cake Walk

Games for kids, teens and adults

Live music

Parking will be available in parts of the Pender UMC parking lot, and at Christ Presbyterian Church just down Alder Woods Drive.

Here Comes Treble!

Monday, September 3, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS

 

When my students are first working with the Grand Staff, they are often confused about the placement of the various clefs.

In piano music, we generally use only the G-clef (Treble clef - not "trouble clef" as some think!) and the F-clef (Bass clef)  I try to show students how the curvy part of the G-clef wraps around the G above middle C and the F-clef looks sort of like an F marking the F below middle C.  I draw out G and F on the staff to show how these could have looked.

Originally, instead of a special clef symbol, the reference line of the staff was simply labeled with the name of the note it was intended to bear: F and C and, more rarely, G. These were the most often-used 'clefs' in Gregorian chant notation.  Gregorian chant developed mainly in western and central Europe during the 9th and 10th centuries, with later additions and redactions.

Over time the shapes of these letters became stylized, leading to their current versions.

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