We only have five rehearsals until our dress rehearsal for our concert!!!!  Please practice daily, deliberately and with Smartmusic!!!

PreSoli– This week we began 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.

Our New Song: French Folk Song (we only learned the first 10 notes last week):

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, Sailor’s Song and Pirates of the Caribbean.  Focus on your posture and tone this week in your practice time.  Remember to check for and complete Smartmusic Assignments.  This week we worked on Loch Lomond, Pirates and a little bit of Sailor’s Song.  Count carefully and anticipate your beat a little more.  Cellos and Basses will play the last 8 measures of Pirates for the class next week.  We also went into the second Essential Elements book.  You have an assignment on Smartmusic to reinforce what we learned today.  We are working 172-177.  The book is on Smartmusic.  Practice all exercises. 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 as well as exercises out of our book.  Make sure you go on Smartmusic to practice the book exercises if you do not have the book or have lost it.  172-177.  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)

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

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

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