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Bear Road Elementary
Mrs. LaFave


Mark your calendar!
Concert: Thursday, June 11th, 6:30pm, Roxboro Middle School


Head to the online page link here for some at home practicing activities :)


January 21st/24th
*EE Pages 6-7 - move on to 8-9 if ready :)
*Stopped bow staccato - 2, 3, and 4 stops
*Staff Wars Link - dun dun dun!!! 
FREE on a computer with Adobe Flash!
-Staff Wars is also available in the app store (it is 99 cents though)

January 14th/17th

*Review Finger Patterns #1 and #2
FP #1 Video
FP #2 Video
*Essential Elements Pages 6-7

EE Library Video



Welcome back! January 2020!
*Essential Elements - Pages 4-5 (#2-7) - enter the code from the first page to access recordings :)
*Bornoff - Page 20 - Finger Patterns #1/#2


 Lesson 4 + 5
Open String Cycle Video (with the bow!!!)
*Cycle Form (doing the same thing on all 4 strings!)
-2 note prep - open and first finger (Page 14)
-Finger Pattern #1 (Page 17)
-Finger Pattern #2 (Page 17)
*VIOLIN/VIOLA Video 2 note prep + Finger Pattern #1/#2
*CELLO Video - 2 note prep + Finger Pattern #1/#2
*BASS Video - 2 note prep + Finger Pattern #1/#2
*Keep practicing ARCO on every single string with the Open String Cycle. Long, full bows from frog to tip! :)


Lessons 2 + 3
*ARCO - using the bow
*FROG - bottom part of bow
*TIP - top part of bow
*WHOLE BOW - using the entire bow from frog to tip, or tip to frog
*Bow Games - windshield wipers, fruit loops (up and down), rocketship, circles foward/backward, pinky taps (violin/viola) or pinky kicks (cello/bass)
Lesson 2 + 3 Video - Bow hold and Bow Games!!!


Lesson 1
*Taking care of and holding the instrument
*PIZZICATO - plucking the strings
*OPEN STRING CYCLE - using all 4 open strings, going up and going down
Lesson 1 Video