Review and Refine:
Posture: Feet shoulder width apart and in V. Student should not be easy to move from their position
Violin hold: these are looking good, but double check that the violin remains out to the left side and the head it holding it, not the hands. It should not move when the bow is on the violin
Bow Hold: Bent Thumb and Pinky, and make sure the middle 2 fingers gently hug the frog
Shoulder Bowing: Keep the bow on the shoulder and put weight in the bow
NEW: Mississippi Hot Dog: Your Turn My Turn Game: help the student put weight into the stick and move it parallel to the bridge. Go back and forth with the student asking first for them to make it feel like how you did it, look like how you did it, then sound like how you did it.
Once they get the hang of it, play with game with friends/siblings/etc. asking them to guess who is playing
A String Concerto: Play along with recording. Start Down Bow!
E String Concerto: Play along with recording. Start Down Bow! Make sure their elbow drops to find the new angle for the E string
NEW: Magic X Slides and Smiley face in rest position and playing position.
In playing position, they should be able to see the smiley face on the side of their hand while sliding the X back and forth
Curvy finger taps. Have them make a letter C to ensure the fingers are curved. First tap on the wood of the violin with the C, then on the strings. Then see if they can tap all their fingers on E, then A, then D, then G. We are practicing putting our fingers down in the correct curved shape and strengthening them as we prepare for our first song with fingers.
The following link has many pictures of a correct bow hold from many angles for your reference.
Below is your Theory Homework. Click on the link to print!
Theory homework: THSO Theory Book One-p13_quarternote