5th Grade Orchestra (Period 9)
Cello position and 1st finger E
Violin/viola hand placement for 1st finger E
Whole note lesson pg. 7
How to hold a Violin or Viola
Half note lesson Sept 2 pg. 5 in your book
Online learners Planbook - please check weekly
Please do the Daily Questions listed in Planbook for your day (violins are Tues. and Thurs) and email me the answers by each Friday by 12noon. If you have a playing test that week - here is the flipgrid link for playing tests:
I will count your student's attendance for being in class if they complete a weekly flipgrid of them playing (either a playing test or a couple exercises) and email me answers to their Daily Questions by Friday of each week. The violin zoom conference is every Tues. during their classtime but zoom attendance is not mandatory. We will just be rehearsing.
Here is the planbook link:
Please check this every Monday!
How to tune your violin
How to tune a stringed instrument video links
Here are three videos about how to tune a violin/viola and cello. The first video tells why and how we use the pegs and fine tuners. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/qbufOE9Ya0Q
This video shows how to use the snark tuner to tune a violin:
Remember the names of the strings from left to right on a violin are G, D, A and E. On the viola and cello the strings from left to right are C, G, D and A.
Here is a link on how to tune a cello. (I don't like that he is using his bow. Just pluck the string with your right hand and tune with your left hand.)
Please be very careful tuning your stringed instrument because if you turn the peg too tight it will snap. Turn your pegs in very small increments while pushing the peg in. Remember "righty tighty - lefty loosey" .Good Luck!