PreSoli– This week we continued 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.  Review the book exercises 2-32 and numbers 66-67. Continue to work on Cripple Creek(#188) in your book.  Make sure you log in to Smartmusic and work on your assignments!

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

SoliCamerata

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

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

SoliMezzo– Begin practicing your new sheet 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).  Remember to check for and complete Smartmusic Assignments.

Bonnie James Campbell: D-E-G-G-AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D

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

1st violin on Loch Lomond: Cairo and Lauren

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

Bonnie James Campbell: D-E-G-G-AGE-G–D-E-G-B-AGE-D

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

1st violin on Gauntlet: Mary, Kaitlyn, Emily

 

 

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