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June 15th

 

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

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

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

    D-Scale (F#, C#) 1 Octave                              D-Arpeggio (D, F#, A)

    A-Scale (F#, C#, G#) - 1 Octaves                   A-Arpeggio (A, C#, E)

    E-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#) -2 Octaves             E-Arpeggio (E, G#, B)   -Use 4th finger

 

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

    Bb-Scale (Bb, Eb) - 1 Octaves                         Bb-Arpeggio (Bb, D, F)

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

    Ab-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db) -1 Octaves             Ab-Arpeggio (Ab, C, Eb)

 

  1. Technique

    1. Left Hand

      1. Thumb stays on the tape

      2. Keep the "V" to keep the thumb straight

    2. Bowing

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1) Sitting Posture- sit on the right corner edge of your chair, feet flat on the floor, and

    straight back.

 

2) Concert Rest - while sitting, hold violin upright on the left knee & hand gripping the

    body of the violin with your left hand on the top.

 

3) Playing Posture- bring your violin up to left shoulder. It should come straight out

    with the back of the chin rest against the neck. Side of chin should fit snuggly into

    the chin rest. The violin will be tilted at 45 degrees. (You should be able to hold the

    violin with out any hands if done properly.)

 

4) Pizzicato (plucking)- With the violin up in playing posture, put the tip of your right

    hand thumb against the corner edge of the finger board and bring the tip of your

    first finger around to the top of the strings and pizzicato the G-D-A-E Strings. (the

    G-String is the fattest string)

 

 

 

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