Notes on the A String and D String
- Students will learn the notes on the A string
- Students will practice playing a D major scale.
- Reading notes with out letters
- Orchestra music
WARM UP/ REVIEW:
- Warm up with pp. 8
- Steps to a good hand position
- finger pressure and a cup of soup
- play along with CD
- Students should review the hand position and put all their fingers on the D String play exercises 10-18. Students should move their fingers to the correct note on the page.
- Have some students play a solo on their instrument any exercise that they want. The rest of the group should try to figure out what song they played?
- Assign students to practice ex. 22. Tell them it may be on the winter concert and it is 2 lines long. See if they can prepare a 2 finger tunnel on the D string.
- Have students turn to page 10 and 11. Take a look at the new notes. Fingers on the A string D, C#, and B.
- Students should recognize the different positions on the staff. (higher because they are higher notes)
- Have students look at exercise 23 and notice that there are now 2 Ds. How will they know which D to play?
- The D that is higher on the staff will use the 3rd finger on the A string (4th finger for cello) and the D that is lower will be played with an open D.
- Have students play ex. 25 Caribbean Island. Ask them what they think of when they hear this song?
- Have them try to play it and assign it for a solo for next week.
- There is one more note on the A string. What is it? Where is the note located on the staff? It is first finger B. Who thinks that they can find their 1st finger B on the A string?
- Now you know these new notes on the A string you can now play a D major scale.
- Look ahead to page 14 in the book and have students play a song without notes. Have them sing it first and then try to play it.
- Students should be aware that the letters will soon disappear inside the notes and they NEED to know their lines and spaces.
Games for note reading:Violin- http://www.purposegames.com/game/8dfaa4492c
Cello- http://www.purposegames.com/game/3abfa732c2Treble Clef: Lines- E, G, B, D, F Spaces- F, A, C, E
Alto Clef: Lines- F, A, C, E, G Spaces- G, B, D, F, A on top
Bass Clef: Lines-G, B, D, F, A Spaces- A, C, E, G
- Remind students to practice and fill in their practice card.