Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Day 54 - Violin Info and Assignment - Jennifer Rzasa, Memorial School Music Teacher

This post originally appeared on the Memorial School Music Blog.  

Today's lessons were fantastic!  Here is the assignment for the week, and please also check out the important information below!!
  • Bow Exercises
  • Bow tube practice (just a few minutes each day)
  • Pages 8 and 9, pizzicato

To Hold the Bow:
Start by making your little "shadow puppet," making sure to place the middle fingers over the thumb.

Following the steps I taught in class, hold the bow as shown below- the trickiest part will be that pinky!

In addition to the windshield wiper exercise we practiced today, please watch these videos and give them a try:

These exercises should be fun, and also count towards your minutes of practicing! :)

When using the bow tube, please be sure to hold it firmly with your left hand on your left shoulder, and to place the bow inside carefully.  Keeping the proper position of your right hand on the bow, pretend to play the violin through your tube.  Your right hand wrist should be flexible to bend up and down as you bow.  To make it more fun, you can listen to some music while you practice!

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