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Smith Road Elementary
Mrs. Delfanian
Tuesdays

Mark your calendar!
Concert: Monday, June 8th, 7pm, Gillette Road Middle School

 

 ANNOUNCEMENT:

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

February 25
*EE Pages 8-11
*Can't Help Falling in Love Audio
Ghostbusters Play-A-Long (YouTube Link)

February 4
*EE Pages 8-9 (some moved on to 10-11)
*D String Boogie - keep labeling!
Happy winter break!

January 21
*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

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


January 7th

*Essential Elements - Pages 4-5 (#2-7)
www.myeelibrary.com - enter the code from the first page to access recordings :)
*Bornoff - Page 20 - Finger Patterns #1/#2

 

December
*Page 31 and 33 - (Hot/Creepy, Au Claire/How Dark)
*Page 20 - Four Note Prep - Finger patterns #1 and #2 
*BLT day coming!!! Bow games, bow hold, OSC!

Lesson 7 / 8 / 9
Bowing Video - half bows and Spiccato
Page 31 - Hot/Creepy Cross Buns - Cycle Form (all 4 strings up and down!!!) :)
Mary Lost Her Lamb/Mary Had a Little Lamb
Page 17 - Finger Patterns 1 and 2 WITH the bow!! :)


Lesson 5 / 6
It's a 10 Bow Challenge Paper! :)
Open String Cycle Video
Page 31 - Hot/Creepy Cross Buns
Half Bows - lower half and upper half
Spiccato - brushed stroke near the frog :)


Lessons 4/5

*Cycle Form:
-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! :)

 

Lesson 3
*Cycle Form - doing the same thing on each string in order from low to high
*First finger placement - practice on each string in cycle form
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
*Bow placement - starting at the frog going all the way to to the tip, pull (down bow), push (up bow)
(check your pinky placement and your thumb - is your thumb bent???)
Lesson 3/4 Video - First Finger Placement + Arco (using the bow!)

Lesson 2
*THE BOW!! 
*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), rocket ship, circles foward/backward, pinky taps (violin/viola) or pinky kicks (cello/bass)
Lesson 2 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