September 18, 2019
Well Folks, we’re almost ready to get rolling with our musical activities now- after spending the last couple of weeks on “housekeeping “! Thank you for your patience.
We now have had a good chance to review the condition of our instruments and are addressing their needs.
And with rental forms in, we have an updated record of where all our instrument are!
WEDNESDAY BEGINNERS: Your class time is now moved 30 min later, as of this week Sept.25th It will start at 5:30 till 6.
PLEASE arrive at 5:15 to prepare for 5:30 class start!
2. INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED private lessons SIGN EARLY for best time choices!
3. COMING SOON : MATT CALENDARS - the entire year of lessons, classes, events and concerts
FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK
OPENING THE CASE: on the floor, gently. Bow is not touch touched with fingers
BOW GRIP : .RIGHT HAND bow grip position
Remember the “Bunny” - and his CHIN!
wiggle his nose
hop onto the bow, at the frog
2 middle fingers cover the frog’s “eye
all fingers rounded,
2 middle fingers firmly around the frog
INTERMEDIATE I: ( 4:30 CLASS):
Review G scale and D scale vln.1 Start on G on D string
NEW: Strictly Strings: p 1 8 1-2, 3,4
Review Long Long Ago- NEW with bow division: whole bow/half half, etc
INTERMEDIATE II: (5:15 class) Review G and D scales- TWO octaves
Vivaldi- bars 1-4
A La Media Noce bars 1-4
ADVANCED : treat for students who bring pencils to class!
Sheep May Safely Graze Bach: to bar 40 lots of viola melodies!
Country Dance Smetana: all, add correct articulations (short notes, separate slurred pairs
MacPherson’s Lament :cello melody opening, then viola. Learn to bar 36
Perfection is unattainable, but if we chase perfection,
we can catch excellence!