2017-2018 Lesson 12

1. Technique: great job! Pick at least 2 different strings to warm-up.

2. Keep playing “twinkle, twinkle and variations” and “Lightly Row”

I encourage you to play for friends and family members to acquire more experience performing. 

great job playing today! 

2017-2018 Lesson 11

1. Technique: use one finger for each fret! Specially finger 3 for the 3rd fret (Re on second string!)

2. “Lightly Row”. Practice first line by going slow first and staying on a steady rhythm. Use your best fingers and be able to play good at least 3 times. Do the same for second line and play both lines good 3 times. Practice 3rd line and connect the whole song.  

If you can do it slow, you can do it fast! 

2017-2018 Lesson 8

1. Technique/Warm-up: stay close to the fretboard with your fingers. When you take them off, don’t extend, just relax! Use this technique on your songs!

2. “Lightly Row”, memorize the NOTES by saying them with the paper, then making sure you can say without the paper. Play without the paper. Stay on a steady RHYTHM and go slow first. Keep your fingers close and use the best ones. 1 for DO, 2 for LA and 3 for RE.

3. “Twinkle, twinkle” our concert piece! Stay focused! Don’t mind distractions. Use the correct fingers!

2017-2018 Lesson 7

1. Technique/Warm-up: stay close to the fretboard with your fingers. When you take them off, don’t extend, just relax!

2. “Lightly Row”, memorize the NOTES by saying it with the paper, then making sure you can say without the paper. Play without the paper. Stay on a steady RHYTHM and go slow first. Keep your fingers close and use the best ones. 1 for DO, 2 for LA and 3 for RE. 

3. “Twinkle, twinkle”, careful with the variations. Listen to the videos to reconnect with the variations.

2017-2018 lesson 6

POSTURE!

1. Warm-up/Technique. 

2. “Twinkle, twinkle little star” . Stay focused and perhaps practice the variations without the guitar first.

3. “Lightly Row”, practice each part good at least 3 times. Put two parts together and keep adding until we reach our goal to play the whole song! Watch the video if needed. 

2017-2018 Lesson 4

1. Warm-up/Technique: Train your fingers first to work very well! Right Hand plays four times index and middle finger, never repeating! Left Hand adds finger after finger, round and with the fingertips. Place them close to next fret, but not on top of it (on the sticker). KEEP A STEADY RHYTHM BETWEEN FINGERS.

2. “Twinkle, twinkle Variations”. Practice the THEME, connect the notes very well by going on a SLOW (turtle) Rhythm first and preparing the next finger. Practice variation  1 to 5 and finish by playing the Theme again to create symmetry.

3. “Lightly Row”, practice the first little part. 

3. Do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si-do AND do-si-la-sol-fa-mi-re-do.

2017-2018 Lesson 3

1. Warm-up/Technique: Train your fingers first to work very well! Right Hand plays four times index and middle finger, never repeating! Left Hand adds finger after finger, round and with the fingertips. Place them close to next fret, but not on top of it (on the sticker).

2. “Twinkle, twinkle Variations”. Practice the THEME, connect the notes very well by going on a SLOW (turtle) Rhythm first and preparing the next finger. Prestige variation 1, 2 and the new one: Catch-me, come catch-me, come! 

3. Do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si-do AND do-si-la-sol-fa-mi-re-do.