- How to play Half notes
- Grandparents Day solo
- Left Hand Pizz.
- 4th finger
WARM UP/ REVIEW:
- Echo me. I will play different rhythms and then students should play them back
- Warm up on the can can
- Have students Play a d Maj scale.
- Students should play a solo on At Pierrot’s Door
- Have students turn to page 22. Have Have them read the top of the page.
- How many beats does a 1/2 note get? Should we use a small or big bow? Will we put breaks in the sound or should it continue for the full 2 beats?
- Have students echo you. Play some 1/2 notes and quarter notes and see if they can change their bow speed.
- Assign Grandparents day and have them play it for their grandparents. Also have them play a solo for the class.
- Have students look at ex. 82 and what is different? notice the 4+ that means left hand pizz. Students should try to play the song with their left hand pinky finger.
- Have students read How to play a fourth finger.
- Show students the space between fingers for the third and fourth.
- Students should try to make this note sound like open A
- Play a scale one note at a time and have students echo what you do.
- Now have students look at Four by Four. Students should play this exercise with fourth fingers and only one open A.
- Why is it open and different than the 4th finger?
Tips to getting a good full sound with the bow:
· Practice playing open strings first.
· Try to use a full bow from frog to tip.
· They should try to keep a straight line with the bow and bridge.
· The bow should be placed exactly between the bridge and the fingerboard.
· Once they get a clear tone on their instrument playing open strings then try the songs in their book.