2017-2018 Lesson 10

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

2. Repertoire: “Twinkle, twinkle and 5 Variations”. If you make a mistake in practice, go back and fix it! 

Say the name of the variation as you play it! 

3. NEW SONG: “Ode to Joy”, use the paper to learn the notes. If you have any questions let me know and I’ll make a video for you. 

4. “Arpeggio” Exercise (like an harp!). Play 6th string with thumb, touch 4th. Play index, middle, ring fingers on 3rd, 2nd and 1st string

2017-2018 Lesson 9

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

2. Repertoire: “Twinkle, twinkle and 5 Variations”. Practice getting ready for each variation. Posture, Right Hand, Left Hand. Get ready before playing!

3. “Arpeggio” Exercise (like an harp!). Play 6th string with thumb, touch 4th. Play index, middle, ring fingers on 3rd, 2nd and 1st string

2017-2018 Lesson 8

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

2. Repertoire: Twinkle, twinkle and 5 Variations. Say the variation rhythm out loud before practicing. Keep a steady rhythm! Play the theme to finish.

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 3 Variations. Say the variation rhythm out loud before practicing. Keep a steady rhythm!

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 3 Variations. Say the variation rhythm out loud before practicing. Keep a steady rhythm! 

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!)