September 28, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Practice making your bow hold 5x every day!  Remember that next week you have to pass the Olympic bow hold trials before we can do our relay races.  Refer to the diagram for a reminder of what your bow hold…

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September 21, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week:  The Ape song is sounding fantastic!  Keep it up this week!  I’d love to hear more solo performances next week.   Practice making your bow hold 5x every day!  Add in the chicken wing exercise this week and practice moving…

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September 14, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Ape song plucking in playing position (be ready to play as a  solo next week!) practice bow hold on bow 5x every day and sign rocket song! Start practicing Twinkle rhythms by clapping and speaking them Here’s the Twinkle Rhythms Handout…

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September 7, 2022 Homework Poco Players

WELCOME POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Keep practicing the Ape Song with your violin in playing position. Remember- comfy monkey! Also, practice your llama bow hold (ideally make it 5 times every day). We will review it next week and start using our bows! Ape…

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August 31, 2022 Homework Poco Players

WELCOME POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today!   Here’s what you should work on this week: Keep reviewing the parts of the violin at home! We’re going to play a challenging review game next week 🙂 Ape Song (the first letter of the repeated word= string that you pluck): Each, Each, Each each and…

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August 24, 2022 Homework Poco Players

WELCOME to POCO PLAYERS! It was wonderful to see you all today!   Miss Miranda loved having each of you in class today and cannot wait to see you next week!   Here’s what you should work on this week: —Practice Rest position with your violin —Practice strumming your violin with fun rhythms! —Get your…

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May 4, 2022 Homework Poco Players

Great practice today! Our concert date is fast-approaching!   CONCERT ORDER: Twinkle, Twinkle  on Mississippi Hot Dog Rhythm (This is the Bread, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter, Bread) Stepping Stones At the Zoo Use the Recordings (below) to practice with this week in preparation for the concert.      Practice your twinkle bread! (Pickle song)  Practice…

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April 27, 2022 Homework Poco Players

Great practice today! ️ NEW ️ Twinkle with the Blue Bird rhythm!! **focus mainly on Twinkle (bread + pb) this week! Practice placing your fingers quickly. (For both rhythms: blue bird and Mississippi hot dog)  Practice your twinkle bread! (Pickle song)  Practice your twinkle peanut butter! ***2 layers of peanut butter!  last piece of bread! (Pickle song)…

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April 20, 2022 Homework Poco Players

Great practice today! ️ NEW ️ Twinkle with the Blue Bird rhythm!! **focus mainly on Twinkle (bread + pb) this week! Practice placing your fingers quickly. (For both rhythms: blue bird and Mississippi hot dog)  Practice your twinkle bread! (Pickle song)  Practice your twinkle peanut butter! ***2 layers of peanut butter!  last piece of bread! (Pickle song)…

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April 13, 2022 Homework Poco Players

Great practice today! **focus mainly on Twinkle (bread + pb) this week! Practice placing your fingers quickly. Stepping Stones  Click here for a Stepping Stones handout! Here is a Stepping Stones recording.  Listen to the Recording to hear how you should play! Sing and pizzicato (pluck strings): G G D D A A E E…

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