What a blessing to meet together today for our first class of 2020!

Here are some activities to practice with your students this week:

(1) Violin/Bow hand game. Draw a violin on their LH, and a bow on their RH. Quiz your student on which hand is which!
(2) Rhythms. Clap and say rhythms! Down your own copy of the Twinkle Rhythms here!
(3) Rest Position Song. Hold violin in rest position and sing the “Rest Position Song” to Twinkle Little Star.

Rest Position, feet in line,
Scroll in front is mighty fine!
Check your bridge ’cause it should be,
Peeking out at you and me!
Now it’s time to take a bow,
One and two and three is how!

(4) Bow hold bunnies. Match the 3 dots we drew on your fingers to make a bow hold bunny! Click under “Notes” of Poco Players and scroll down to access a lot of detailed pictures of the bow hold! Can your bunny hop, munch, and fall asleep?
(5) Up Like a Rocket. Place a pencil as a “carrot” between the “dots,” sing the “Up Like a Rocket” song. Make sure your bow bunny is smiling with the thumb bent out!

Up like a rocket, down like the rain,
Back and forth like a choo choo train.
‘Round and ’round like the great big sun,
Land on your head, curved pinky, bent thumb.
Up like a rocket, down like the rain,
Back and forth like a choo choo train.

Theory homework: Turtle (Open Strings)

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