Counting to herself and new rhythm exercises
Compliment violin coordination with gentle progress
Plucking 123 on each string in a basic triplet E,A,D,G – G,D,A,E
Plucking eee aaa eee aaa ee aa ee aa triplets to eighth notes
Plucking missippi hot dog ( four 8th notes and two quartet notes) on each string :
count her in 1234. next ask her to count with you – then finally by herself. this exercise is to establish agreed tempo and pulse. This process is gradual and improve should normally be measured over a month.
Bow and right hand exercises :
Please contact me for a video of these!!! and I will need to demonstrate to you the parent ( whomever primarily monitors the practice) in the next lesson. Written and verbal descriptions are unfortunately inadequate. I list them below for the sake of documenting what I taught so far.
How to make bow hold, spider crawl ( horizontal only), windscreen wipers, rocket bows, Stirring the cake mix. Lifting violin over the head with both hands hold for 15 seconds count it out, Holding the violin safely tucked under the right arm we not playing.
Violin care- this will require constant monitoring and become a life style habit BUT help with help enormously with life skills (i.e handling sensitive objects) : opening and closing the case safely , the basic of applying rosin to the bow , the basics of attaching the shoulder rest.
Please remember that these are all 10 -20 second exercises total practice time should not exceed 7 minutes and usually only 3-4 minutes on a daily routine.