October 18, 2023 Homework Poco Players


We are meeting at Winthrop Park from 11 am – 3pm for fun and fellowship!  See you there!
Thank you all for coming to the parent meeting today. You all have been awesome and I am so so blessed to have such supportive parents.
One more thing about Suzuki. A big reason why he developed his philosophy was in response to seeing the horrors of WWII. He sought to create beautiful, loving human beings through music education in the next generation as part of the goal to never let something like that happen again. As a Christian and in light of current events, this resonates deeply with me, and it is truly a privilege to be part of the formation of all of your children in this way, and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. 


Continue to review posture, violin hold, and bow hold every day. Feel free to use any of the games we have done in class or to make up your own!
Shoulder Bowing: Continue to shoulder bow. Start doing this along to the recording of A String Concerto to help reinforce the rhythm they will need to bow it.
Assisted Bowing: Try a few isolated to start. Then try it along to the A String Concerto Recording (remember wait for 4 Mississippi Hot Dogs and then play 8 in a row). If this seems to be going well you can let them try a few on their own (continue to hold their elbow though).
*be careful to not let the violin hold slip. The violin must still be held in place by the head
Flapping Game: Review String names and location (I suggest reviewing the Ant Song, which we will do next week as well). Then put the bow on the violin at the square. Without making a lot of noise, change strings by flapping the arm as one unit. Call out a string name and see how fast they can find it (without making a lot of noise).
Note: the lack of noise is achieved by keeping weight in the string, thus preventing it from moving around
Magic X Slides: First in rest position, then try in Playing position. Make sure they are holding the violin with their head. If they are holding hands, they will have trouble with this.
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: THSO Theory Book One-p11_reviewsigns

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