Beginner Tutorial

Holiday Break

Week # 6, 7, & 8

Wow 6 weeks have now passed. We are working on all of the songs now in preparation for the concert (see below). Please continue to pluck songs everyday. We will start the bow in the next few weeks. Violinist and Violist should be playing everything on their shoulder starting this week.

Time to start using the bow. Please take your bow out and study how to hold the bow with these videos. This is exciting! Play long bows everyday and try to play your songs with the bow.

Cello Bow Hand

Violin/Viola Bow Hand

Week # 5

We are moving right along now. We will have our first concert 12/10. We plan to play

Hot Cross Buns, Mobile Phone Song, Jingle Bells, Twinkle, We Will Rock You, Baby Shark, Adam’s Family

  • Baby Shark
  • We Will Rock You
  • Adam’s Family
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Mobile Phone Song
  • Twinkle
  • Jingle Bells

15 Minutes A Day This week practice Baby Shark, We Will Rock You and Adam’s Family on the D string and the A String. Also violinist and violist will figure out how to play the songs on their shoulders

Practice with Speaking Pulse: All music should be learned to the pulse. See if you can stay with the counting found on the Speaking Pulse Youtube Video

Week # 4Watch the introduction video first

  1. 5 minutes Practice O C exercise/note combinations with video Note Combination Exercises
  2. 5 minutes Play New Songs
    1. Baby Shark
      1. D, E, GGGGGGG and repeat
    2. We Will Rock You
      1. G, F#, E, D, E E
    3. Adam’s Family
      1. D, E, F# G snap, snap
  3. 5 minutes double handed bowing in cello position
  4. 5 minutes Pluck your favorite songs

Week # 3

We will now focus on strengthening our fingers in guitar position for violins and violas and regular position for cellist. We will continue to go from rest position to playing position and learn new songs. Please the introduction video now to go through the practice routine for the week before starting the practice routine:

Introduction Video

Practice Routine Click on video links to do each set of exercises:

  1. 6 minutes – Open both windows practice timer and note combinations
    1. Practice O C exercise/note combinations with video
    2. Note Combination Exercises
  2. 5 minutes Rest Position to Playing Position Practice
  3. 5 minutes Pluck your favorite songs

Week # 1 & 2

Everyday play along with these videos improve your playing. I recommend playing along multiple times. Also play restaurant in beginner position with your family to get to know the notes.

Violins/Violas

  1. Shoulder rest on and off – Take your shoulder rest on and off 5x a day
  2. Rest Position to Playing Position Practice – Practice with video 2 times a day
  3. D, E, F#, G in guitar position – Plucking notes 2 times a day
  4. Pluck your favorite songs

Cellos

  1. Setting the end pin and getting comfortable with the cello
  2. Rest Position to Playing Position Practice – Practice with video 2 times a day
  3. Plucking D, E F#, G – Plucking notes 1 to 2 times a day
  4. Pluck your favorite songs