Another round of excellent lessons today, guys!  See homework for this week below.

Brigitte

Getting much better with your bow work, Brigitte!!  Remember to start each practice session (after resining your bow) by creating varied and beautiful tones as you tune.  Tune first with open strings, then with harmonics, then back to open strings.  Continue with the exercises assigned in your book as last week, practicing to the staccatos with a metronome the way I showed you, and to make sure EVERY knuckle of your left hand is curved when articulating the strings!

Minutes to practice: 45 per day.
What to practice: As described above.
How to practice it most effectively: As described above.

Mazin

Starting to play pieces more to your liking these days, Maz!  Good job in asserting your artistic desire!!  Remember that practicing in a ‘slip shot’ way only produces slip shot results.  Make this a change for the better for the new year!!

Minutes to practice: 45 per day.
What to practice: Dill Pickles, Wild Flowers, and your new slow jazz song!!
How to practice it most effectively: As described in your notebook.
How parents can support practice: Encourage and find the time for Maz to practice 1 hour per day!

Jabari

Remember to always MOVE to the rhythm as your fingers articulate the keys, Jabari!!!!

Minutes to practice: 30 per day.
What to practice: The note-naming game and the new songs up until the ‘dotted-half note’ page in your music book.
How to practice it most effectively:  Walking from key to key with curved fingers (even when fingers come off keys) so that the sound does not stop in between keys.
How parents can support practice:  Practice with Jabari for 15 minutes at least 3 times per week for now, and if his progress up until the dotted-half note is going well, try to learn the dotted-half note together and continue further on in the book!

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