Before School Suzuki Violin K

Classes meet twice weekly, either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thusday from 7:45-8:15 a.m.  Regular attendance and home practice are expectations for this class. 
 Enter through the bottom parking lot and sign in and out at the front desk. Students who need to eat breakfast should do so at 7:30 a.m. The strings room is room 220 on the second floor. Parents stay during the class. I will post useful resources on this page.

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

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
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

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
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!

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.

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

Lightly Row:
Lightly Row Sheet 2019.pdf 

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)

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

Music stores: List of Music Stores


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