PreSoli– This week we started playing in our books!  We worked on numbers 2-5.  Continue to practice singing and reading your notes.  We also worked on number 47 with the bow.  Review the exercises we did in class and go on to the next one!   Review your posture and make sure you are very careful about holding everything correctly: For the bow–hook the pinky, bumpy thumb, balance on the tip of the thumb, bunny teeth, chomp-chomp, mmm-yummy, rainbow pinky.  For  the left hand– thumb-thumb-thumb-thumb, knuckle on the nut, ladybug tunnel.  Remember your fingers and their note names on your D string Open-D, 1-E, 2-F#, 3-G, 4-A.  Here are the FIRST notes for our new song: D-E-G-G-AGE-G.  Finger numbers are 0-1-3-3-431-3

SoliPrelude– This week we reviewed posture and started talking about eighth notes.  We also began the first part of Cripple Creek (#188) in the book.  Review the book exercises 2-32 and numbers 66-67. Make sure you log in to Smartmusic and work on your assignments!

SoliCamerata– This week we reviewed posture and started talking about eighth notes.  We also began the first part of Cripple Creek (#188) in the book.  Review the book exercises 2-32 and numbers 66-67. Make sure you log in to Smartmusic and work on your assignments!

SoliMezzo– Begin practicing your new sheet music: La Boca Grande 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).  Remember to check for and complete Smartmusic Assignments.

SoliChamber– Counting and Tone!  Work on your new sheet music and start working on your Smartmusic Assignments!

 

 

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