Just a reminder to everybody that ABC will have a digital recital on May 1st! Please make sure to think about whether you would like to participate and what song you may like to play!

Jaron
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (1 octave, doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), G Major scale (2 octaves, practice playing down the scale and having smoother transitions between the strings), and Etude (full song now, play through slowly and all together, in particular the descending scale phrases).

Olivia – good luck on your exam!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: Review 2-octave Major and minor scales (try to memorise fingering patterns for each scale, and focus on B and B-flat Major – make sure to stretch fourth finger for B Major), Go the Distance (practice full run-throughs and make sure your left hand doesn’t slide up the neck of the violin and cause all your notes to be too sharp), and Spring (first page shifts and bowings, and play through second page slowly and get familiar with the notes).

Amaia 
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (1 octave, doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), and Allegro (review Italian terms: dolce = sweet, rit = slow down, fermata = long, a tempo = back to usual speed; practice making the bowing of the third line different than the other lines).

Isabella 
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: Practice holding violin under chin with hands and no hands (in both plucking and bowing position, and make sure to maintain posture while playing exercises instead of just first few seconds of playing), review bow hold and window washer exercises, practice bowing down-up-down-up on each string, and play A-string, D-string, and G-string bowing exercises on the second page of the packet.

Grace – good luck with your last papers and exams!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: 2-octave Major and minor scales (focus on new D minor scale harmonic and melodic), and Hunter’s Chorus (practice adding accents to the second section, and playing off of the duet page to prepare for playing together. I will upload the duet music onto the Google drive).

Hendry – thank you for sending me the anime music!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C, D, E-flat, E, F, and G Major scales (2 octaves, doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing, and focus on new scale E Major – make sure to stretch fourth finger higher), D minor scale (2 octaves – natural, melodic, harmonic, focus on natural scale fingering patterns), Gavotte (practice short and long bows and having a clear contrast between the two), and Catharsis (full song now – play through last page slowly and get used to the notes, and watch out for the 3 flats in  E-flat Major).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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