Just a heads up that there have been a few recital changes – instead of a live broadcast, you can record and send in a video of your performance and all of them will be broadcast live on Facebook on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7 pm. For more information on how to do this, click here: https://www.music-lessons.ca/important-reminder-recital-changes/

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 (focus on last two lines and transitioning between the second and third lines, in addition to the descending scale phrases).

Olivia
– 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 – congratulations on finishing Allegro!
– 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 look ahead at our next song Perpetual Motion if you feel you are able to; we will look more at this new song next lesson!

Isabella – I hope you feel better soon!
– 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 
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: 2-octave Major and minor scales (focus on new D minor scales and the shift to third position, and review differences between 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. You can find the duet music onto the Google drive).

Hendry 
– 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), Gavotte (make sure short staccato bows are consistent throughout the whole piece, not just the beginning), and Catharsis (focus on second page and playing everything in tempo, it is a bit faster than you think).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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