September 20, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! From Mrs. Erika: Continue practicing a good violin hold (emphasis on the chin tuck to keep the violin up without the hands). -String Game (listening development) pluck a string and get them to same E,A,D, or G and/or do the movements we did in class. Video with Mrs. Erika – String Game -Ant Song:…

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September 13, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! From Mrs. Erika: Work on playing open A and E with a bow parallel to the bridge and beautiful sound, as well as on the Monkey Song, focusing on a straight left wrist and curved fingers. Please continue with the video exercises and games. Try to refine their hold and have higher standards…

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September 6, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! From Mrs. Erika: Please continue with the video exercises and games. Try to refine their hold and have higher standards than before, as well as get them to hold the violin and bow for longer at a time. Please get them a shoulder rest/sponge if you have not already done so and please make…

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August 30, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! From Mrs. Erika: These are short videos working on bow hold, posture, bow movements, and more. They also show some great examples of what a good posture and a good bow hold on a little person looks like 🙂 Follow along with your student. I recommend pausing and repeating each exercise a few…

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August 23, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! From Mrs. Erika: For these first few weeks, daily practice will look very much the same as we try to establish good habits, build muscle, and develop coordination. For our younger students, it is especially important that we go in small steps and do not start making things harder until the previous steps are…

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Welcome Back! August 16, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! From Mrs. Erika: It was so wonderful to meet everyone today! I am very much looking forward to this year with all of you. I was very impressed with the involvement of the families and am very grateful for the help and support I have already seen from the families at THSO. It…

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April 26, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! Great job today! Work on Lightly Row and Song of the Wind. Here is a picture for the notes/fingering for both songs: Lightly Row and Song of the Wind fingering -Bow exercises: spider crawls up and down bow, windshield wipers, short bows on every string -Practice playing ALL of Twinkle with ALL the…

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April 19, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! Great job today! Work on Lightly Row and Song of the Wind. Here is a picture for the notes/fingering for both songs: Lightly Row and Song of the Wind fingering -Bow exercises: spider crawls up and down bow, windshield wipers, short bows on every string -Practice playing ALL of Twinkle with ALL the…

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April 12, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! Great job today! Work on Lightly Row and Song of the Wind. Here is a picture for the notes/fingering for both songs: Lightly Row and Song of the Wind fingering -Bow exercises: spider crawls up and down bow, windshield wipers, short bows on every string -Practice playing ALL of Twinkle with ALL the…

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March 29, 2023 Homework Preludio

WELCOME PRELUDIO! Great job today! Work on Lightly Row and Song of the Wind. Here is a picture for the notes/fingering for both songs: Lightly Row and Song of the Wind fingering -Bow exercises: spider crawls up and down bow, windshield wipers, short bows on every string -Practice playing ALL of Twinkle with ALL the…

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