Parts 1, 2, Circle, D, D, 2
Keep the bow out of the mud!
Sounded the best when you slowed down and made sure the bow was out of the mud.
Dr. Suzuki hid a little bit of "Tucka Tucka Stop Stop" and "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" in this song.
First time through practice fingering without the bow.
First Part--Staccato with the bowing short and crisp. E1, E2, E3, E1, E, E. It starts at the bottom of the yard (or down bow). Did you hear the tucka tucka stop stop?
Second Part A3, A3, A2, A2 "old grey mare is dead" (part of "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"). Remember to play Legato--long and smooth in this part.
First Part again.
Elbow Position and Holding the Violin Correctly Review
When holding your violin keep the elbow forward so you can play on the inside corners of the fingers. Make sure your elbow is about an inch in front of your tummy. Remember keeping the nose, string, elbow, toe all in a straight line.
|Incorrect--elbow is back--very uncomfortable.|
|Correct--elbow is forward allowing fingers to rest easily.|
|When mom moves the elbow forward take hold of the scroll with one hand and the elbow with the other so that the whole arm holding the violin does not move forward--just the elbow.|
To Try to Help Remember Keeping Elbow Forward: tie a piece of yarn loosely around your elbow so and measure it to the ground and clip. Then, add a washer at the bottom. The washer should be touching your toe at all times when playing.
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