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Beginning String Orchestra

5th Period
 
Welcome to String Orchestra!
 
 
Have you practiced at least 35 minutes every day this week? 
 
If not, then you haven't done your homework...
Weekly Assignments
 
11/20 - 11/21 
In Class
  • REVIEW BEFORE THANKSGIVING
  • Violin/Viola 4th finger - page 21 
  • Sections of the bow 79-82
  • 3/4 time signature
  • New Notes 89-101
  • Right arm motion depending on the part of the bow we are using
 
REVIEW 
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Repeat signs
  • 8th notes
  • Half notes
  • Major Scale 
 
Review at home:
 
Watch the video on book DVD related to pages 12, 13, 14
Also review:
 
 
11/13 - 11/17 
In Class
  • Violin/Viola 4th finger - page 21 
  • Sections of the bow 79-82
  • Right arm motion depending on the part of the bow we are using
  • 3/4 time signature
 
REVIEW 
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Repeat signs
  • 8th notes
  • Half notes
  • Major Scale
 
Test on Tuesday
  • Ex. 78
 
Review at home:
 
Watch the video on book DVD related to pages 12, 13, 14
Also review:
 
 
11/6 - 11/10 
In Class
  • Bowing
  • Violin/Viola 4th finger - page 21 
  • Right arm motion
  • Half notes - book 66-68
  • 8th notes - page 20
  • Repeat signs
 
REVIEW 
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Right hand bow hold
  • Major Scale
 
Test on Monday
  • Ex. 66
 
10/30 - 11/3 
In Class
  • Bowing 
  • Right arm motion
  • Half notes - book 63-68
  • 8th notes - page 20
  • Repeat signs
 
REVIEW 
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Right hand bow hold
  • Major Scale
 
Test on Wednesday
 
 
10/23 - 10/27 
In Class
  • Concert week
  • Bowing 55-59
 
REVIEW 
  • Left hand finger position both on A and D string combined
  • Book Exercises 39-41; 55-59
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Right hand bow hold
 
10/16 - 10/20 
In Class
  • Bowing 
  • Concert Prep 32, 36, 39, 40, 41, 55
 
REVIEW 
  • Left hand finger position both on A and D string combined
  • Book Exercises 39-41; 42-52
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Right hand bow hold
 
 
10/9 - 10/13 
In Class
  • Bowing 
  • Book Exercises BOWING 2-18
  • Right arm motion
  • Bowing down and up D&A: 53-60
 
REVIEW 
  • Left hand finger position both on A and D string combined
  • Book Exercises 39-41; 42-52
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Right hand bow hold
 
Test on Tuesday
  • Ex. Mary had a little lamb
 
 
9/25 - 9/29 
In Class
  • Bowing 
  • Book Exercises plucking 41
  • Right arm motion
  • Bowing down and up D&A: 42-52
 
REVIEW 
  • Left hand finger position both on A and D string combined
  • Book Exercises 33-40
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Right hand bow hold
 
Test on Tuesday
  • Ex. Twinkle, twinkle
 
9/18 - 9/22 
 
In Class
NEW
  • Bowing on open strings
  • Book Exercises 33-41
  • Right arm motion
  • Bowing down and up D&A: 42-49
 
REVIEW 
  • Left hand finger position both on A and D string combined
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Left hand finger position on A and D string
  • Half and whole steps
  • Book Exercises 19-28
  • Right hand bow hold
 
Test on Tuesday
  • Ex. Twinkle, twinkle
 
Review at home:
 
Watch the video on book DVD related to pages 12, 13, 14
Also review:
 
 
 
9/11 - 9/15
 
In Class
NEW
  • Left hand finger position both on A and D string combined
  • Book Exercises 29-41
  • Right arm motion
 
REVIEW 
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Left hand finger position on A and D string
  • Half and whole steps
  • Book Exercises 19-28
  • Right hand bow hold
 
Test on Monday
  • Ex. 28
 
Review at home:
 
Watch the video on book DVD related to pages 12 and 13
Also review:
 
9/5 - 9/8
 
In Class
NEW
  • Steps for efficient practicing
  • Left hand finger position on A string Ex. 19-28
  • Book Exercises 19-25
  • Bow hold
 
REVIEW 
  • Counting 
  • Left hand finger position on D string
  • Open Strings; Low and High
  • Half and whole steps
  • Book Exercises 8-18
  • Right hand pencil hold
 
Test on Wednesday
  • Ex. 17-18
 
Review at home:
 
 
8/28 - 9/1
 
In Class
NEW
  • Left hand finger position
  • Book Exercises 8-18
 
REVIEW 
  • Notes and Rests
  • Instrument parts
  • Open Strings; Low and High
  • Instruments in class on Wednesday 8/23
  • Half and whole steps
  • Book Exercises 2-7
  • Right hand pencil hold
 
Homework
  • Packet 
  • Open strings
  • Instrument Maintenance
  • Practicing instrument hold and book ex. 2-7
 
 
 
8/22 - 8/25
 
In Class
  • Notes and Rests
  • Instrument parts
  • Open Strings; Low and High
  • Instruments in class on Wednesday 8/23
  • Half and whole steps
  • Book Exercises 2-7
  • Right hand pencil hold
 
Homework
  • Packet 
  • Open strings
  • Instrument Maintenance
  • Practicing instrument hold and book ex. 2-7
 
 
8/14 - 8/18
 
In Class
  • Rhythmic Values
  • Notes and Rests
  • Instrument parts
  • Open Strings; Low and High
  • Instrument Assignments on Tuesday 8/15
 
Homework
  • Rhythmic exercises
  • Clefs and notes
  • Open strings
  • Packet pages 1-9
 
 
8/9 - 8/11
 
In Class
  • Meet each other 
  • Rhythmic Values
  • Notes and Rests
  • Instrument Assignments on Tuesday 8/15
 
Homework
  • Rhythmic exercises
  • Clefs
 
 
 
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