January 25, 2023 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Welcome Back Poco Players! Practice your fancy person bow hold 5x every day. Make sure your thumb and pinky are bent! Practice our new tone exercise- tennis up bows! Set your bow at the tip on the string and play a long note, lifting your bow at the end to let it ring.…

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November 30, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS!   Watch here: Poco Players Play Along Video! Here’s what you should work on this week: Review all songs this week! -Rocket Song -Ape Song -Stomp Song -Pickle Song -Twinkle Rhythms Keep clapping and speaking the Twinkle rhythms! Here’s the Twinkle Rhythms Handout Below is the Theory Homework for this week.  If you…

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November 16, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Concert is coming up soon! No classes November 23.  We resume with Class on November 30! Watch here: Poco Players Play Along Video! Here’s what you should work on this week: Review all songs this week! -Rocket Song -Ape Song -Stomp Song -Pickle Song -Twinkle Rhythms Keep clapping and speaking the Twinkle rhythms!…

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November 9, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Review all songs this week!  Practice them first pizzicato, then add the bow.  We will go through them all next week. -Rocket Song -Ape Song -Stomp Song -Pickle Song -Twinkle Rhythms Keep clapping and speaking the Twinkle rhythms! Here’s the…

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November 2, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Keep working on the Ape song and the Stomp song!  They’re sounding great! Practice connecting the Magic X to the fingerboard, and be sure to leave space for Gilbert!  Remember that a flat hand will squish him. Practice putting your…

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October 19, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Ant song with bow Stomp song with bow: AEA version (Apes Eat Apples) and GDG version (Go Dog Go) G D G stomp G D G stomp G D G D G D G stomp Continue using the Magic X…

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October 12, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Keep playing the Ape Song and Stomp Song, practicing it both plucking and with the bow! Use the Magic X concept to keep your left hand in its correct place on the fingerboard. Practice putting your first finger on the…

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October 5, 2022 Homework Poco Players

POCO PLAYERS! Great job in class today! Here’s what you should work on this week: Everyone’s bow holds are looking beautiful!  Keep practicing making them 5x every day. Opening and closing your right elbow when you bow is what helps you get the best sound!  Practice this motion by sticking out your left arm straight…

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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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