1st Grade Violin

Home practice is a requirement of this class.

2-25-2020 concert performance pieces:
Only play the songs you know from memory
Arrive at 5:30 p.m.; concert at 6 p.m.  Wear "Sunday" best.

Bunny Song (play twice): bunny song twice piano.mp3
bunny song with violin.mp3

Elephants and Frogs (play twice): elephants and frogs twice.mp3
elephants and frogs with violin.mp3

See Saw (twice): see saw twice.mp3
see saw with violin.mp3

Hot Cross Buns (on all 4 strings-G,D, A, then E): blues hot cross buns GDAE.mp3
Hot Cross Buns GDAE with violin.mp3

Mary Had a Little Lamb (on A string only)mary had a little lamb piano.mp3
mary had a little lamb on A with violin.mp3

Bile Them Cabbages with variations on the A string: bile them cabbages piano.mp3
bile them cabbages with violin.mp3

Open String Blues: as written, then 4 notes per bow
Suzuki-Open String Blues.mp4
open string blues with violin.mp3

Baby Shark (play your assigned part): Baby Shark  (piano part)
baby shark with violin.mp3

Open String Beginner part (lands on the word "shark"):  

8 times-D D D A; final time: D D D D
Beginner Part 2 on the A string (lands on the word "shark"):
3  3  3  2; final time 3  3  3  3
Beginner Part 3: as written on your paper (could leave out the ending)
More Advanced: add the du du du du du du part (3 on A or open D)

Getting Started on the Violin
Resting Feet vs. Violin Feet (video): 
Pre-Twinkle-Series-Resting-Feet-vs-Violin-Feet-360p.mp4

Violin Hand and Bow Hand:
left hand right hand.pdf

Parts of Violin/Rest Position Song/Steps to Playing Position/Twinkle Rhythms:
parts of violin-rest position song-playing position-names of strings-twinkle rhythms.pdf

Open String Songs:
GGG Song and Ant Song.pdf
pop and higglety.pdf

Open D & A Pizzicato
Open D A Canon.mp4

Hickory Dickory Dock-Open String Pizzicato
Hickory Dickory Dock.mp4

Parts of Bow & Bow Hand Basics:
bow parts and bow hand basics.pdf

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom  on E: chicka chicka on E.mp3
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom on A: chicka chicka on A.mp3
Down Wiggle, Up Wiggle on E: down wiggle fiddle for E string.mp3
Wish I Had a Million Dollars on E: wish I had a million dollars on E.mp3
Wish I Had a Million Dollars on A: wish i had a million dollars on A.mp3

Bunny Song & VV Violin:
bunny song and vv violin.pdf

Practice Bow Lifts (Circle Bows): 
Gulf Coast Pirates (click on listen to play along)
     -Play EEE then lift at the end of each phrase.

Open String Blues
:
Suzuki-Open String Blues.mp4
Ways to practice: 
1. as written   2. two notes per bow  3. four notes per bow (2. & 3. are "slurred staccato").

 Elephants & Frogs Song:

elephants frogs ants.pdf                 elephants frogs ants.mp3
Elephants and Frogs.mp4

See Saw:
See Saw.pdf
See Saw.mp4
Violin-Group-Recital-2017-See-Saw-360p.mp4

Three Blind Mice:
Three Blind Mice 2-1-0 pattern on A.pdf

Hot Cross Buns:
hot cross buns 2019.pdf
Hot Cross Buns on E, left hand.mp4
Hot Cross Buns on A.mp4
Hot Cross Buns on E: blues hot cross buns on E.mp3
Hot Cross Buns on A: blues hot cross buns on A.mp3

Sleep, Baby Sleep:
sleep baby sleep.pdf
combined minor major: Sleep Baby Sleep minor-major
sleep baby sleep lullaby.mp3
also play with "low2" (no C#)-place 1st finger next to 2nd finger
sleep baby sleep lullaby minor.mp3

Mary Had a Little Lamb/See My Pony/Apple Tree:
Mary-See my Pony-Apple Tree.pdf
Mary Had a Little Lamb on A: Mary Had a Little Lamb.mp4
Mary Had a Little Lamb on E:  blues mary on E.mp3
Mary Had a Little Lamb on A: blues mary on A.mp3
See My Pony on E: see my pony on E.mp3
See My Pony on A: see my pony on A.mp3

Baby Shark!  
Baby Shark  (piano part)
Baby Shark.mp4 
Baby Shark pdf


3-2-1-0 Blast-off!
Blast-off!.pdf

Twinkle:
Twinkle 2019.pdf

Jingle Bells:
Jingle Bells
practice tips: For each line-Say the words in rhythm-move arms down & up like a robot to the rhythm of the words. Air bow to the rhythm of the words. Practice the rhythm on the E string, then A string. Start learning  the fingering in small chunks. In this song, fingers only go on the A string.

Dreidl Song:
Dreidl Song

Bile Them Cabbages Down/Old MacDonald:
Bile-Old MacDonald.pdf
Bile Them Cabbages.mp4
Old MacDonald.mp4

Lightly Row:
Lightly Row Sheet 2019.pdf
mp3: Lightly_Row.mp3
Lightly-Row-violin-group-lesson-oct-2015-720p.mp4

French Folk Song:
French Folk Song.pdf
French Folk Song.mp4

Song of the Wind:
song of the wind practice sheet.pdf
Song of Wind and Rhody fingers.pdf (includes Go Tell Aunt Rhody)
songofthewindgroup.mp4

Go Tell Aunt Rhody:
Tante-RhodyGo-Tell-Aunt-Rhody-720p.mp4
     -Notice how some students only do fingering,  while others steer the bow.

Lightly Row (using finger patterns 1 & 2):
Lightly Row patterns 1 and 2.pdf







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