September 8, 2021 Homework Poco Players

Wonderful job today!

Review these songs/activities with your student this week:

(1) Bow hold bunnies!
Practice with pencils, wands, etc.!
*Click on the “Notes” tab and scroll down to see pictures of my bow hand on a pencil!

(2) Up Like a Rocket Song (with bow bunnies on the bow!)

Up Like a Rocket, down Like the Rain,
Back and forth like a choo choo train,
‘Round and ’round like a 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!

(3) Rhythms on Arm
Left hand straight in front. Right hand on the elbow. Move between elbow and wrist on the rhythms. This teaches you how to “open” and “close” with your bow arm!

(4) Rhythms on the E-string!

(5) Rest Position Song (sung to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)

Rest position, feet in line.
Scroll in front is mighty fine.
Check your scroll 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. 
“Hello toes!”

(6) Violin Hand/Bow Hand game!

(7) Rhythms! Clap and say our Twinkle rhythms!
Twinkle Rhythms – Condensed
Twinkle Rhythms – One Rhythm per Sheet

(8) Violin String Name song

Eek, eek, eek! All the little
Ants, ants, ants! They are crawling
Down, down, down! Down into the
Ground, ground, ground!

(9) Bow parts song

Where is the bow tip? | Here is the bow tip!
Where is the bow frog? | Here is the bow frog!
Where is the adjusting screw? | Here is the adjusting screw!
Where is the thumb rubber? | Here is the thumb rubber!
Where is the silver winding? | Here is the silver winding!
Where is the bow stick? | Here is the bow stick!
Where is the bow hair? | DON’T TOUCH THE BOW HAIR!!!


Theory homework: Colorful Fist Coloring Sheet (open string notes)

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