PreSoli– Today we started our concert song.  We are using both our bows as well as plucking the notes. Try both ways! The notes are as follows: D-D-G-G-D-D-G-G-E-E-G-G-G-G-E-E-  Also, practice playing each note on the D and A strings both ascending (going up) and descending (going down).  We also started using our books today!! Review page 4 and add page 5.  You may go onto pages 6 and 7 if you feel ready!!  Let your eyes practice moving with the notes and make sure you sing before you play!

SoliPrelude/Camerata– We began working on our new fiddle song.  Also, we are working very diligently on recognizing our notes without the names written in them.  Practice pages 14-15, naming each note after counting to three.  See how quickly you can go!  Practice 43-44 in your book.  Also, look at 47-53.  Here are the notes for your fiddle song: D-G-D-G-E-G-G-E

SoliMezzo– Work in your book on number 192: Simple Gifts.  This is one of our concert songs. Be sure to have your books (Essential Elements and Stringing Along) in class each week.  Round and Round from your Stringing Along book will also be one of your concert songs.  We worked on Samba La Bamba today in class.  Pay attention to dynamic markings and bowings!  Review your fiddle song at home.  The notes for the song, Liberty are as follows: B-D-B-D-B-B-G-B-C-E-C-E-C-C-A-C-B-D-B-D-B-B-G-B-C-A-D-F#-G-D-G-G

SoliChamber– Remember our discussion about perfect practicing.  Long, slow bows as well as scales and arpeggios.  Some of your concert music is on Smartmusic. Wired, Allegro from Concerto Grosso, A Birch Bay Celebration, Ridin’ the Rails are the songs we are concentrating on for our concert music.  Learn the first 24 measures of Ridin’ the Rails: know how to count it.  Also, review measures 38-64. Review your fiddle song at home.  The notes for the song, Liberty are as follows: B-D-B-D-B-B-G-B-C-E-C-E-C-C-A-C-B-D-B-D-B-B-G-B-C-A-D-F#-G-D-G-G

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