Berkeley Hall Elementary

Mondays (3:30PM - 5:00PM)

CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!

Practice the following topics this week- May 9th

Blue Book Violin 3:30

Summary – we worked on the Ants Song (my own song), Ping Pong, dynamics, and concert preparation.
Then we learned more of D Major Fantasy
Homework – please play through our concert songs! Work on placing your first finger on the S string for the E note. 

Blue Book Violins 4:10

Summary – we worked on I Love My Violin, Ants Song, dynamics, and learned more of D Major Fantasy
Homework – please play through our concert songs! Make sure you spend some time on D Major Fantasy (the rainbow song)

Practice along to our Concert Music

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Previous Weeks:

  • Blue Book Violins 3:30
SUMMARY: 
– balloon bow hold competition
– Mary had a little lamb 
HOMEWORK: play the first 5 notes of the rainbow, and try to put your fingers on the A string as well! Do your best to play Mary Had a Little Lamb by ear
  • Blue Book Violins 4:10

  • SUMMARY:
    – balloon bow hold competition
    – Mary had a Little Lamb (2 1 D 1 2 2 2)
    HOMEWORK:
    – rainbow scale (2 bows per note)
    – figure out your own song with the notes we learned!

Blue Book Violin 3:30

  • SUMMARY:
    Reviewed technique, Open String Swing, and Superhero Blues with a game
    Homework:
    Do 5 bow holds every day and review the songs!

    Blue Book Violins 4:10

  • SUMMARY:
    Reviewed technique, Open String Swing, and Superhero Blues with a game
    Homework:
    Do 5 bow holds every day and review the songs!

Blue Book Violin 3:30

  • SUMMARY:
    – performances
    – learned both Open String Swing and Superhero Blues
    – worked on playing in small groups
    HOMEWORK: play superhero blues on any open string to get the rhythm down! Work on the looooong bows for open string swing

    Blue Book Violins 4:10

  • SUMMARY:
    – performances
    – learned both open string swing and Superhero Blues
    – small groups
    HOMEWORK: 
    – work on playing open string swing with loooong bows. Remember our open string order for Superhero Blues: A A D A G circle A

Blue Book Violin 3:30

  • SUMMARY:
    – performances
    – Learn about half notes with the mat to prepare for strings swing song
    – long note competition
    HOMEWORK:
    – long note practice
    – play any song one page 14 or 15

Blue Book Violins 4:10

  • SUMMARY: 
    – performances
    – learn F# (1 on E string)
    – practiced #22 on page 19: I See a Star
    – long note competition
    HOMEWORK:
    – practice I See a Star
    – long note practice

Blue Book Violin 3:30

      • Summary: 
        Performances
        Learned Ping Pong song (#11 on page 12)
        Bow holds with silent coyote 
         
        Homework: practice Ping Pong song to perform next week!

Blue Book Violins 4:10

    • Summary:
      Performances
      Learned Karate Chop song (#14 on page 14)
      V for violin left hand song- learning how to hold the violin
      Spider races
       
      Homework:
      Practice Karate chop or any other songs on page 14 or 15

Blue Book Violin 3:30

    • Recap:
      Performances
      Clap/stomping rhythms
      Bow holds!
      Blue book song #11 on page 12 Ping Pong
       
    • HOMEWORK:
      Practice the Ping Pong song and bow holds. Be ready to perform next week!

Blue Book Violins 4:10

  • Recap:
    Performances
    Bow holds
    Ping Pong song page 12
     
  • HOMEWORK: Practice Ping Pong song on page 12 so we can perform together next week!

Blue Book Violin 3:30

  • Recap:
    – performances
    – bow holds with straws and coins
    – E note and rests compositions

  • HOMEWORK
    – touch your violin every day
    – do 5 or 6 bow holds every day
    – practice songs

Blue Book Violins 4:10

Recap:
– performances
– bow holds with straws balancing coins
– spider races
– E and A note compositions

HOMEWORK
– bow holds with straws balancing coins
– spider races
– any song on pages 8-12 ready to perform on Monday 2/14

Blue Book Violin 3:30


Recap: Our violin is our baby and we treat it so nicely!

To open the case, put it on the floor.
We have the “mountain” on top
the “valley” on the bottom
the handle is facing you.
Open the case by unlatching it.
Page 1: parts of the violin
Page 2: Hold the violin with LEFT hand.
Step 1. Statue of Liberty! (Hold the violin in air with left hand by the neck)
Step 2. Little hat (put violin on top of head)
Step 3. Slide down your face and have it land on your LEFT shoulder.
Step 4. Left hand holds the shoulder of the violin
Page 3: BOW HOLD – hang like a monkey (all fingers hang on the stick of the bow), bite the banana (Thumb goes on the underside the stick, touching the hump of the frog), pinky on top!
Page 4: Names of the strings – we plucked each string as we said:
Every Every Every (EEE- top tiny string), every little Ant Ant Ant (AAA – second string), digs into the Dirt Dirt Dirt (DDD 3rd string), going under Ground Ground Ground (GGG biggest last string)
Page 8: My First Song! Play with the bow 3 E’s
Other things we talked about:
–Putting on the shoulder pad: place the elastics on the C bouts of the violin. The pad can be halfway on the chin rest or all the way on the back of the violin.
–Rest Position: Hold violin with left hand and tuck it under your right arm facing out. You can now take a bow!

HOMEWORK:
– name the parts of the violin by pointing to them and saying what they are
– practice putting the violin up 5x
– practice your bow hold on your colorful straw or on the bow 5x every day!
– pluck the Ants song
– Play “my first song”


Blue Book Violins 4:10


Recap: Our violin is our baby and we treat it so nicely!

To open the case, put it on the floor.
We have the “mountain” on top
the “valley” on the bottom
the handle is facing you.
Open the case by unlatching it.
Page 1: parts of the violin
Page 2: Hold the violin with LEFT hand.
Step 1. Statue of Liberty! (Hold the violin in air with left hand by the neck)
Step 2. Little hat (put violin on top of head)
Step 3. Slide down your face and have it land on your LEFT shoulder.
Step 4. Left hand holds the shoulder of the violin
Page 3: BOW HOLD – hang like a monkey (all fingers hang on the stick of the bow), bite the banana (Thumb goes on the underside the stick, touching the hump of the frog), pinky on top!
Page 4: Names of the strings – we plucked each string as we said:
Every Every Every (EEE- top tiny string), every little Ant Ant Ant (AAA – second string), digs into the Dirt Dirt Dirt (DDD 3rd string), going under Ground Ground Ground (GGG biggest last string)
Page 8: My First Song! Play with the bow 3 E’s
Other things we talked about:
–Putting on the shoulder pad: place the elastics on the C bouts of the violin. The pad can be halfway on the chin rest or all the way on the back of the violin.
–Rest Position: Hold violin with left hand and tuck it under your right arm facing out. You can now take a bow!

HOMEWORK:
– name the parts of the violin by pointing to them and saying what they are
– practice putting the violin up 5x
– practice your bow hold on your colorful straw or on the bow 5x every day!
– pluck the Ants song
– Play “my first song”