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November 10th


Please practice your flashcards EVERYDAY!  :-)


1) Scales & Arpeggios

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

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

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

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

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

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




    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)

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


2) Muller Rusch - Lesson 40


3) Suzuki - pg. 10-11


4) Theory Book - pg. 17



Technique Notes:


1) Fast Playing -

- Up and over to allow the fingers to really get down on the string

- Looser fingers to free them to move quickly (Not completely relaxed)

- Smaller bows the faster the tempo

- Moving less from your shoulder and focusing on elbow and wrist


2) Colle Bowing-

- Put your viola down

- Lay the bow in your lap and then grab the bow as if you are about to play

- Ensure the thumb is not collapsing and is strong

- Ensure the index finger is also curved and hugging the stick

- Ensure the pinky is very curved FIRST!

- Lift the bow up and let the LEFT HAND stabilize the bow for the right hand


- Bring the right UP & TO THE LEFT while lifting it up!

- If doing it properly the pinky completely straighten

- Then settle the hand band down.

- Pushups for the right hand for 10 reps up and down per rep.



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