We only have four rehearsals until our dress rehearsal for our concert!!!!  Please make every effort to attend class and be on time!!!!  Also, please practice daily, deliberately and with Smartmusic!!!

PreSoli– This week we continued working on elevators.  Remember that elevators do the same thing on each floor.  We worked on the open 1 elevator today.  Open string, first finger each string from G to E, then first finger, open string from E string to G string.  Work very carefully on making sure you place your bow on one string at a time.  We also reviewed Hot Cross Buns with our bows!!!! F#-E-D—F#-E-D—DDDDEEEEF#-E-D—  Today we also worked on our D major scale going up and down the D and A strings.  This week’s homework: play with your violins to figure out the fingers and notes for Twinkle, Twinkle and Happy Birthday!  Your goal is not perfection, it is attempt!!!  Try different things until you can find it!!!

Our New Song: French Folk Song (we’ve only learned the first ten notes so far):

D-D-D-C#-C#-C#-B-C#-D-A—–G-G-G-F#-F#-F#-E-E-E-D—–D-E-F#-D-E-F#-D-E-F#-G—–E-F#-G-E-F#-G-E-F#-G-A—–D-C#-B-A-G-F#-E-D-E-D—–

Here is the entire song of Bonnie James Campbell to continue to practice:

D-E-G-G-AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D(repeat) D—B—AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D (repeat)

SoliPrelude– Work on Cripple Creek(#188) in your book.  Learn all the notes on both lines this week!  Make sure you log in to Smartmusic and work on your assignments!  Practice D major scale and arpeggio. Practice long, slow bows and keep working on your concert music.

Bonnie James Campbell: D-E-G-G-AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D(repeat) D—B—AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D (repeat)

SoliCamerata– Work on Cripple Creek(#188) in your book.  Learn all the notes on both lines this week!  Make sure you log in to Smartmusic and work on your assignments!  Practice D major scale and arpeggio. Practice long, slow bows and keep working on your concert music.

Bonnie James Campbell: D-E-G-G-AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D(repeat) D—B—AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D (repeat)

SoliMezzo– Continue practicing your concert music: La Boca Grande, Loch Lomond, and Sailor’s Song.  Remember to check for and complete Smartmusic Assignments.  This week we worked on Loch Lomond, La Boca Grande and a little bit of Sailor’s Song.  Count carefully and anticipate your beat a little more.  Review all concert music everyday both with Smartmusic and without.Make sure you are practicing at least five days out of the week for thirty minutes or longer.

Bonnie James Campbell: D-E-G-G-AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D(repeat) D—B—AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D (repeat)

1st violin on Sailor’s Song: Isabella, Audrey, Andrew

1st violin on Loch Lomond, La Boca Grande: Cairo, Rachel and Lauren

SoliChamber–  Smartmusic Assignments!  Today we worked on Star Wars and Spring Breezes.  Practice breathing and moving with your instrument.  Review all of your concert pieces each day.  Star Wars is coming along, be sure to continue to focus on the difficult parts of the rhythm.

Bonnie James Campbell: D-E-G-G-AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D—(repeat) D—B—AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D (repeat)  Mrs. Brown will be sending out the advanced version this week, so take a look at it before next week.

1st violin on Star Wars: Pierce, Catherine, Madeline

1st violin on Gauntlet and Spring Breezes: Mary, Kaitlyn, Emily

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