October 4, 2023 Homework Poco Players


From Mrs. Erika:
We are starting to see some great progress! Keep up the good work everyone!

Continue reviewing and refining the foundation: There is no such thing as too much review for the little ones!
1) Posture: No slouching, feet in a V shape slightly apart, top of the head pointing to the ceiling
2) Violin Hold; out to the left side, look at scroll, tuck chin to hold the violin in place.
NEW: Magic X. Draw an X on the base knuckle of the pointer finger on the left hand (right where the finger meets the hand). Slide this along the neck of the violin while in rest position first. Then try to stick the x on to the neck of the violin while in playing position. Bonus points if the wrist is straight
3) Bow hold: Bent pinky thats is on top of the stick. Bent thumb touching the metal. Bonus points is the hand can be relaxed!
Shoulder bowing: Start from square, move to triangle shape. “Mississippi Hotdog rhythm. Always start down bow. Try to get 8 in a row
Your Turn My Turn: Assisted Bowing that we did in class. Make sure you hold their elbow and help them move the bow the right direction with the correct rhythm.
The following link has many pictures of a correct bow hold from many angles for your reference.
Suzuki Recordings:
Bow Hand Dot Photos: Attached below


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Theory homework: Theory Book One-Page 9_SharpSign

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