2nd Grade Violin

Look under the "Resources" tab on the left for instructions for how to lo onto musicplayonline.com.

Scroll all of the way down on this page to find a note-reading game.

A new song to try: Spring Theme  piano part: Spring Theme piano.mp3
Spring Theme video: Spring Theme.mp4

New: a longer version of See Saw:See Saw (longer version)
piano part: See Saw (longer version)

Try this rhythm warm-up. You may not need to, but click "yes" if it asks you to enable editing, and then you can click on the rhythms and move the rhythms around.  Use the rhythms to create a warm-up for yourself. You can play open strings or add fingers. If you do not have your instrument, you can still clap the rhythms, shadow bow, or use found items as percussion.

Re-arrange the rhythms.pptx.

The songs found in your music packet for home learning are here.  Scroll down to find them.  I will try to include as many video and listening files as I can.  Check on Class Dojo/Micosoft Teams for any assignments.  Message Ms. Baser on Class Dojo with any questions you have.

Getting Started on the Violin

Resting Feet vs. Violin Feet (video): 

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    piano: GGG song.mp3
GGG, guitar hold: GGG Song.mp4
GGG, regular hold: GGG regular pizzicato.mp4

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
Violin viola bow hand.mp4

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
Bunny Song (play twice): bunny song twice piano.mp3 
bunny song with violin.mp3
Bunny Song.mp4

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

Spiccato Practice:
Spiccato Practice-Bridge at Avignon.mp4

Elephants & Frogs Song:
elephants frogs ants.pdf                        elephants frogs ants.mp3
Elephants and Frogs.mp4

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

See Saw:
See Saw.pdf
See Saw.mp4
See Saw (twice): see saw twice.mp3 
see saw with violin.mp3

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
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

Hot Cross Buns & Mary Had a Little Lamb
Hot Cross Buns & Mary Had a Little Lamb violin.pdf

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 
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

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
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)

3-2-1-0 Blast-off!
Blast-off!.pdf  video: 3210 Blast-off!-720p.mp4

Twinkle 2019.pdf
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Twinkle Variation 1
Mickey Mouse: Twinkle variation 2
Down Wiggle, Up Wiggle: Twinkle Variation 3
Wish I Had a Million Dollars: TwinkleVariation 4.mp4
Twinke: Twinkle Theme

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

Old MacDonald.mp4

Lightly Row:
Lightly Row Sheet 2019.pdf

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

A String Square Dance & Cool Waters: A Square and Cool W.pdf
-A String Square Dance: A String Square Dance.mp4
-A String Square Dance Accompaniment: 'A' String Square Dance.mp3
-Cool Waters accompaniment: 
Cool Waters.mp3

Song of the Wind:
song of the wind practice sheet.pdf

Song of Wind and Rhody fingers.pdf (includes Go Tell Aunt Rhody)

Go Tell Aunt Rhody:
     -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

Happy Birthday:
Happy Birthday violin.pdf       video:  Happy Birthday.mp4

Identify Open A .pdf

Note Reading Games:


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