Great sectionals today!! Scales/Arpeggios: G, A, D, C – 3 octaves for violin Ab, Bb, Eb, E, F – 2 octaves for violin C, D, F, G – 3 octaves for viola/cello Eb, E, Ab, A, Bb – 2 octaves for viola/cello Try to secure your Habits of a Successful String Musician book by next week!…

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Next week will be Sinfonia Allegro Sectionals! Stayed tuned for more details! We’ll divide into three groups: (1) violins, (2) violas, (3) cellos. Scales/Arpeggios to review: G, A, Bb, C, D, F (SA audition scales/arpeggios) Bring your “Habits of a Successful Middle-Level String Musician” each week! Allegro from “Xerxes” Listen here! Practice mm. 32 to…

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Wow! Terrific job on A Christmas Symphony and Russian Romp! You all put in a lot of hard work! Scales to practice: D major – 1 octave G major – 2 octaves Cellists: Here is a Video Tutorial on the 2-octave G major scale! Violinists: Your Tutorial Video is coming soon… Uni-Tunes book: Work on…

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Nice work today in class! Today: Nos. 31, 33 (Challenge: No. 44) Homework: Nos. 64, 67, and 70 Theory homework: Musical Alphabet Steps For best printing results, click on the Homework date title at the top of the page to bring up the Homework post by itself. Then click this print button for a printer-friendly…

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You all are such are working students!! NEW this week: Try playing your Twinkle Rhythms on “Twinkle Bread” and “Twinkle Peanut Butter”! Mississippi Hot Dog (regular) Soda (shh) Pop Down Pony Up Pony Pineapple Pineapple Fuzzy Yellow Caterpillar Bluebird Bluebird Bluebird Blah Play the entire Twinkle Sandwich on Mississippi Hot Dog! Bread Peanut Butter Peanut Butter…

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So nice to see you all today! NEW Activities from Today: (1) Elevator Elbow. Practice lifting the right elbow to take your imaginary friend up the different levels of the strings! Try your rhythms on different strings. (2) Rock ‘n’ Roll. Place your bow on the A string. Play “Mississippi Hot Dog.” Then STOP, rock…

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Excellent work today! Next week we will divide into sectionals! Scales/Arpeggios: G, A, D, C – 3 octaves for violin Ab, Bb, Eb, E, F – 2 octaves for violin C, D, F, G – 3 octaves for viola/cello Eb, E, Ab, A, Bb – 2 octaves for viola/cello Try to secure your Habits of a…

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Nice work in class today! Scales/Arpeggios to review: G, A, Bb, C, D, F (SA audition scales/arpeggios) Bring your “Habits of a Successful Middle-Level String Musician” each week! Allegro from “Xerxes” Listen here! Practice mm. 32 to end. NEW!! Violin Recordings!! Xerxes Violin 1 – Quarter note = 80 Xerxes Violin 1 – Quarter note…

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Nice work on Dinosaur Dig today! Scales to practice: D major – 1 octave G major – 1 octave NEW! We tried the G major 2-octave scale today! Cellists: Here is a Video Tutorial on the 2-octave G major scale! Violinists: Your Tutorial Video is coming soon… Uni-Tunes book: Work on reading mm. 65-96. Remember…

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Nice work today in class! Today: Nos. 21, 22 (Challenge: No. 32) Homework: Nos. 31, 33, and 44 Theory homework: Clefs For best printing results, click on the Homework date title at the top of the page to bring up the Homework post by itself. Then click this print button for a printer-friendly version.

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