January 31, 2024 Homework Preludio


Continue to review and refine bow and violin hold. Check especially for bent thumb and pinky!
E and A string concertos: Continue to use these as warm ups, making sure the bow is tracking straight, and if it is, encouraging more bow to be used
Monkey Song: Straight Left Wrist, good bow technique while putting fingers down
Twinkle MHD: Practice going from E to 3A isolated at least 10x. Gamify the repetitions for their mental health and yours. Once this is done, back up and try it in the song
Twinkle Theme. Really working on fast vs. Slow bows. Try this on open strings first. You can also play along with the recording and play all open Es to really focus on this. Then try it with the fingers
Lightly Row: Sing and shoulder bow
Lightly Row, nice and slow, up the river we will go
Mississippi, Mississippi, thats the place we’ll go go go!
On our violins we’ll play, eating hot dogs on the way
Mississippi Mississippi, thats the place we’ll go go go
1st line Finger Numbers:
E-A2 A2
Parents that are guiding fingers should be careful that the wrist stays straight (no “pizza man wrist” or “Pancake wrist”) and that the fingers are rounded, creating an arch shape.
Resources For Preludio:
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


Below is your theory homework for the week:

Theory homework: THSO Theory Book One-p18 Drawing Whole Notes

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