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May 20th

1) Vibrato 1st Finger - Very CURLY finger!!! Thumb way underneath! Pull backward and to the Right!


1) Vibrato Exercises - 

     a) On HALF NOTES ONLY at 60 on a metronome start the finger up and then

          make it faint down over and over again!

     b) Slightly point the elbow toward the belly button so the hand is on the side of the



2) Jelly Fish -

       a) Pretent you're holding your viola and jelly fish across it. Keeping wrist

           pointed toward the viola sideways.

       b) Work on holding your bow hold with CURLY fingers!


3) For all DSA songs please do the following:

     -Write in all your counting

     -Clap very slowly with the metronome and then get faster and faster

     -Pizzicato all the notes until they come VERY easy to you

     -Pizzicato with the metronome and count in your head while playing the notes

     -Then start bowing very slowing WITH OUT the metronome

     -Bow with the metronome


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

    C-Scale (no sharps)- 2 Octaves                      C-Arpeggio (C, E, G)

    G-Scale (F#) - 1 Octaves                                G-Arpeggio (G, B, D)

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

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



    C minor-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab) - 3 Octaves        C  minor-Arpeggio (C, Eb, G)

    F Major-Scale (Bb) - 1 Octave                       F-Arpeggio (F, A, C)

    D minor-Scale (Bb) - 2 Octaves                      D minor-Arpeggio (F, A, C)




5) Muller Rusch - Lesson 32 & 35


6) Solos & Etudes - pg. 8


7) Theory - pg. 30


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