2017-2018 - Lesson 3 - Dashiell

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick one string and play it four times alternating index and middle finger on the right hand. Place finger 1 round and with fingertips and play four times. Repeat for fingers 2, 3 and 4 and "walk" back fingers 3, 2, 1 and finish on the open string.

2. Repertoire: "Prelude No. 9"- Avoid "holes" in the music by preparing your finger ahead of time! Don't speed up at the end, slow down as the music reaches the end. "Exercise 13" - It will be best to pay attention to your RIGHT HAND fingers and avoid repeating fingers. Play FREE STROKE (not rest stroke).  "Sicilienne" Practice the first and second line. Read the notes carefully and pay attention to the fingers from BOTH hands! Fix the first and second line right hand fingers.

Great job being careful with the fingers on the warm-up exercise! Let's apply this on the music. When you practice, don't just play what you know, work on making it better by correcting your fingerings and improoving the sound. 

2017-2018 - Lesson 2 - Dashiell

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick one string and play it four times alternating index and middle finger on the right hand. Place finger 1 round and with fingertips and play four times. Repeat for fingers 2, 3 and 4 and "walk" back fingers 3, 2, 1 and finish on the open string.

2. Repertoire: "Prelude No. 9"- Avoid "holes" in the music by preparing your finger ahead of time! Don't speed up at the end, slow down as the music reaches the end. "Exercise 13" - It will be best to pay attention to your RIGHT HAND fingers and avoid repeating fingers. Play FREE STROKE (not rest stroke).  "Sicilienne" Practice the first and second line. Read the notes carefully and pay attention to the fingers from BOTH hands! Fix the first line right hand fingers. 

2017-2018 - Lesson 1 - Dashiell

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick one string and play it four times alternating index and middle finger on the right hand. Place finger 1 round and with fingertips and play four times. Repeat for fingers 2, 3 and 4 and "walk" back fingers 3, 2, 1 and finish on the open string.

2. Repertoire: Keep playing "Prelude No. 9" and remember to use your elbow out to help you with the second line where we have La, Do and Fa# with our fingers 1, 2 and 3 down on the fretboard. "Exercise 13" - Keep playing it as it's an awesome song. If you need, use the music to remember the parts and play it a couple of times. "Sicilienne" Learn the first line and practice it. Read the notes carefully and pay attention to the fingers from BOTH hands!