We’ve been experiencing a lot of absences the past few weeks.  This makes it necessary for us to repeat material and makes it difficult to move ahead in our learning.  If you miss class, please review what we did while you were out so you do not fall behind.

PreSoli– This week we continued playing in our books!  We worked on number 17.  Review 10-16 each day!  Continue to practice singing and reading your notes.  Review the exercises we did in class and go on to the next ones!   You should be able to go all the way to number 18! Your homework this week is to learn the A string notes with the music: in your books this is #24-26.  Remember your fingers and their note names on your D string Open-D, 1-E, 2-F#, 3-G, 4-A and your A string Open-A, 1-B, 2-C#, 3-D.  Here are the FIRST notes for our new song: D-E-G-G-AGE-G.  Finger numbers are 0-1-3-3-431-3

Here is the entire song in case you are super-motivated:

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– Review the book exercises 2-32 and numbers 54-60. Continue to work on Cripple Creek(#188) in your book.  Make sure you log in to Smartmusic and work on your assignments! You have no secret code this week.  Practice D major scale and arpeggio. Practice long, slow bows and keep working on your concert music.

Allegro:  D—-D—-A—-A—-B-C#-D-C#-B—-B—-G—-G—-F#—F#—E-D-E-F#-D—-

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

Review the book exercises 2-32 and numbers 54-60. Continue to work on Cripple Creek(#188) in your book.  Make sure you log in to Smartmusic and work on your assignments! You have no secret code this week.  Practice D major scale and arpeggio. Practice long, slow bows and keep working on your concert music.

Allegro:  D—-D—-A—-A—-B-C#-D-C#-B—-B—-G—-G—-F#—F#—E-D-E-F#-D—-

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, Sailor’s Song and Pirates of the Caribbean.  Focus on your posture and tone this week in your practice time.  Also, work with a metronome and practice dividing the beat in half at many different speeds (tempi).  Your secret code this week is legato.  Remember to check for and complete Smartmusic Assignments.  This week we worked on Loch Lomond and Pirates.  Focus on your rhythm and when your notes change.  Cellos work on F# on C string.  Listen carefully to your intonation!!!!!!!!!

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 and Lauren

SoliChamber– This week we had a special guest work with our class and especially our violins.  Remember what he said about practicing good habits and checking your posture before you begin.  Smartmusic Assignments!  Also, practice with a metronome different divisions of the beat.  Divide in twos(eighth notes) and threes (triplets) and combinations of the two.  Today we worked on Star Wars 21-end and Gauntlet.  Continue to practice measures 16-20 in Star Wars very slowly and intentionally.  Your secret code this week is attendance. We worked on the new rhythm measures 43-46.

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 Star Wars: Pierce, Catherine, Madeline

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

 

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