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December 15th

 

PIANO

 

1) Scales & Arpeggios - Hands Together  (Start Lower)

    *START TALKING YOURSELF THROUGH IT!!!

    WITH METRONOME AT 90 for sixteenth

    C-Scale (no sharps)                                          C-Arpeggio - (C, E, G)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                    no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    G-Scale (F#)                                                     G-Arpeggio - (G, B, D)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                     no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    D-Scale (F#, C#)                                                D-Arpeggio - (D, F#, A)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                    no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    A-Scale (F#, C#, G#)                                         A-Arpeggio - (A, C#, E)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                     no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    E-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#)                                  E-Arpeggio - (E, G#, B)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                    no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    B-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#) also Cb               B-Arpeggio - (B, D#, F#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) -RH(1) LH(4)         no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    *Cb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, Fb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys always go the lower one! 

    F#-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#) also Gb     F#-Arpeggio - (F#, A#, C#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) -RH(2) LH(4)          no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    *Gb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys always go the lower one! 

     C# Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B#) also Db C#-Arpeggio - (C#, E#, G#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) RH(2) LH(3)              no 3rd or 5th -RH(4) LH(2)

    *Db-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys always go the higher one! 

 

C#-Major Arpeggio- 2 octaves

Rule #1 - NO 3rd or 5th

Rule #2 - REMEMBER your 3 notes C#-E#-G#

    RH - 4(C#)-1(E#)-2(G#)-4(C#)-1(E#)-2(G#)-4(C#)

    LH - 2(C#)-1(E#)-4(G#)-2(C#)-1(E#)-4(G#)-2(C#) 

 

 

2) Flashcards - Hunt and Peck the notes on the piano

 

3) All-in-One - pg. 142

 

4) Theory Book - UNIT 1 & UNIT 2 Reviews

 

 

VIOLIN

 

Scales & Arpeggios (Quarter, Eighth & 4 Notes Slurs) - metronome at

C-Scaleno sharps) - 2 Octaves                      C-Arpeggio (C, E, G)

G-Scale (F#) - 3 Octaves                               G-Arpeggio (G, B, D)

D-Scale (F#, C#) 2 Octave                            D-Arpeggio (D, F#, A)

A-Scale (F#, C#, G#) - 2 Octaves                 A-Arpeggio (A, C#, E)

E-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#) -2 Octaves                    E-Arpeggio (E, G#, B)

B-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#) -2 Octaves              B-Arpeggio (B, D#, F#)

    *Cb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, Fb)

F#-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#) -2 Octaves      F#-Arpeggio (B, D#, F#)

    *Gb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb)

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F-Scale (Bb) - 1 Octaves                                  F-Arpeggio (F, A, C)

Bb-Scale (Bb, Eb) - 2 Octaves                         Bb-Arpeggio (Bb, D, F)

Eb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab) -2 Octaves                    Eb-Arpeggio (Eb, G, Bb)

Ab-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db) -2 Octaves             Ab-Arpeggio (Eb, G, Bb)

 

TECHNIQUE

1) Shifting

a) take thumb with you and line it up with the 1st finger

b) when reaching for the 3rd and especially the 4th finger bring the thumb underneath the neck at bit & bring the elbow under the violin a few inches

2) For High 3 to Low 1

a) as you are playing the high 3 start to bring your first finger backward and your wrist forward toward the face

 

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