4th and 5th Grade Strings

Home practice is a requirement of this class.

PLEASE NOTE: Fingernails cannot extend past the fingertips. It is impossible to play a string instrument correctly with long nails.

PRACTICE YOUR NOTE READING: Clap rhythm/air bow rhythm/say letter names & fingering in rhyhm/pizzicato/play arco. 
notes to read.pdf

How to Sit and How to Bow: How to Sit and How to Bow.pdf

Open String Cycle-Harmony piano part-4 beats, 3 beats, 2 beats, and 1 beat:
Open String Cycle harmony 4 3 2 1.mp3

Open String Prelude:
One way we will play this piece is to apply slurred staccato to the quarter notes and spiccato to the eighth notes.
Open String Prelude Violin pdf                                  Open String Prelude Viola pdf      
Open String Prelude Cello pdf                                    Open String Prelude Bass web.pdf

Open String Prelude 2019 piano part.mp3

Spiccato Practice:
Bridge at Avignon Open D and A spiccato 2019.pdf
Bridge at Avignon piano.mp3

Songs with Open and First Finger:
Sad and Happy on D & A
Sad and Happy Violin.pdf              Sad and Happy Viola.pdf
Sad and Happy Cello.pdf                Sad and Happy Bass.pdf

Sad and Happy piano.mp3

Learn Patterns 1 & 2: (we learn pattern 2 first)
Learn Patterns 1 and 2

Songs using Patterns 1 & 2:
Oats, Peas, and Beans
(Pattern 2)
Oats Peas Beans violin.pdf       Oats Peas Beans viola.pdf
Oats Peas Beans cello.pdf         Oats Peas Beans bass.pdf

Lightly Row (Pattern 1 & 2):
Lightly Row violin.pdf                 Lightly Row viola.pdf
Lightly Row cello.pdf                   Lightly Row bass.pdf

Lightly Row piano.mp3

Tone Study based "On Wings of Song"
Tone Study-Violin                         Tone Study-Viola 
Tone Study-Cello                           Tone Study Bass                         

Tone Study-Accompaniment mp3

D Major Scale: D Major Scale color coded.pdf

Old MacDonald & French Folk Song:
Old Mac French violin.pdf        Old Mac French viola.pdf     
Old Mac French cello.pdf

Dance Josey
Dance Josey violin.pdf               Dance Josey viola.pdf  
Dance Josey cello.pdf                 Dance Josey bass.pdf   

Dance Josey piano.mp3(There is a 2 measure introduction; you can play it 4 times.)

Old Brass Wagon:

Old Brass Wagon violin.pdf     Old Brass Wagon viola.pdf
Old Brass Wagon cello.pdf       Old Brass Wagon bass.pdf 

Old Brass Wagon 2019 piano.mp3 (you can play it 4 times)

Practice Note Names
Violin G String Note Names    Viola C String Note Names     Cello C String Note Names 
Violin D String Note Names    Viola G String Note Names     Cello G String Note Names    
Violin A String Note Names     Viola D String Note Names     Cello D String Note Names     
Violin E String Note Names     Viola A String Note Names     Cello A String Note Names

Flash Cards:     print, cut, and fold to make flashcards.
Violin-Flash-Cards.pdf     Viola-Flash-Cards.pdf
Cello-Flash-Cards.pdf      Bass-Flash-Cards.pdf
BIG-FLASH-CARDS-ALL.pdf

Parts of the Violin and Bow
Violin viola bow hand.mp4
Cello-bow-hold-tutorial-720p.mp4



Go to the "Web Resources" page to practice your note reading. Violins click on "Treble Clef", violas click on "Alto Clef", and cellos,basses click on "Bass Clef".



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