2017-2018 Lesson 11

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick a string. Focus on using your fingers round and with the fingertips. Press the notes down. (Not too much!) 

2. “Twinkle variations” , always check your posture and keep playing all your variations. 

I’ll bring 3 songs next week for you to pick one! 

2017-2018 Lesson 9

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick at least 2 different strings.

2. Repertoire: Twinkle, twinkle and 4 Variations. GET READY first. Say the variation rhythm out loud before practicing. Keep a steady rhythm! Third variation: Catch me——— come catch me——— come. Fourth variation: “Strawberry, Raspberry”.


2017-2018 Lesson 8

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick at least 2 different strings to do this exercise.

2. Repertoire: Twinkle, twinkle and 4 Variations. Say the variation rhythm out loud before practicing. Keep a steady rhythm! Third variation: Catch me——— come catch me——— come. Fourth variation: Strawberry, Raspberry.

3. Musicianship. Pick any note and choose to go up or down the Solfage to the same note. Example 1: FA! Down! FA, mi, re, do, ti, la, sol, FA!

Example 2: SOL! Up! Sol, la, ti, do, re, mi, fa, sol!

2017-2018 Lesson 7

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick at least 2 strings. Do it on one and then on the other.

2. Repertoire: Twinkle, twinkle and 2 Variations. Say the variation rhythm out loud before practicing. Keep a steady rhythm! Second Variation: Split, panda, Run, panda.

3. Musicianship. Pick any note and choose to go up or down the Solfage to the same note. Example 1: FA! Down! FA, mi, re, do, ti, la, sol, FA!

Example 2: SOL! Up! Sol, la, ti, do, re, mi, fa, sol!

2017-2018 Lesson 6

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick a string and play it 4 Times with index and middle finger alternating (Right Hand). Keep a steady rhythm as you add fingers 1, then 2, 3, 4 and back, 3, 2, 1 and open string (Left Hand).

2. Repertoire: Twinkle, twinkle and 1 Variation. Say the variation rhythm out loud before practicing. Keep a steady rhythm!  Go SLOW first!

3. Musicianship. Pick any note and choose to go up or down the Solfage to the same note. Example 1: FA! Down! FA, mi, re, do, ti, la, sol, FA! 

Example 2: SOL! Up! Sol, la, ti, do, re, mi, fa, sol!

2017-2018 Lesson 5

Let’s have fun a perform tomorrow! Courage! Hold on to the excitement of playing music!

After Sunday, let’s keep our practice and focus on our technique/warm-up exercise so we can learn new things next week! Keep playing twinkle, twinkle and 1st variation.

2017-2018 Lesson 4

Practice this week as serious and as fun as a performance!

1. Practice your posture! Get into a great posture first. 

2. Practice getting ready for your piece. 3rd string on right hand and third finger on the sticker, right hand.  

3. Ready to play? Practice the Theme and the 1st Variation.  (If you make a mistake, go back and fix it!

4. Last thing! Practice playing from beginning to end as if it was a performance. (If you make a mistake, KEEP GOING!)

2017-2017 Lesson 3

1. Posture. You are a nice young lady, not a turtle! Keep your spine up! Relax your right shoulder. Feel comfortable? 

2. Get ready to play. Thumb flat on the sticker and finger 3 round! Use your fingertips. Right hand on 3rd string. 

3. Vídeo, Watch it first then practice: