Lesson #25.5


    • Orchestra Music
    • E String C String
    • Advanced orchestra music


    • Work on any orchestra music that the students may have a question on.
    • Have students play Ode to Joy with the CD. See if the student can do it for memory.


    • Work on orchestra music for the Elementary string festival and the memorial day program.
    • Have students turn to their last string. C string is on page 26 E string is on page 28.
    • Ask them why is this on the E string or the C string? They should say because it is higher on the staff or lower on the staff.
    • The E string is the thinnest of the string instruments. Because it is so thin they should not push so hard. I ask them to use a feather bow.
    • The C string is the thickest string on the cello. The students will have to push into the string.
    • Have students pizz. any exercise that they can’t play. At the end have students play a solo on the C and E string. Tell them that they will be using that string in orchestra and they will get to use it more next year.
    • Have them play through the exercises with the CD and see if they are using the correct finger.
    • Do the notes stay the same or do they change within each exercise? They should change and students should use a low 2nd finger on the E string when they play their violins. 
    • Once students are done playing the notes on the C and E string pass out some advanced orchestra music.  
    • Have students pizz and then add the bow. 
    • Also try it in their orchestra rehearsal.  
    • Students should see that they are near the 4th grade level when reading music:)  Keep up the good work!!


    Practice practice practice.

Last Modified on April 26, 2012