Jaron – great job with your 3-2-1-0 intonation in  your scales!
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), Allegretto (practice playing through whole piece without stopping or slowing down, and making accents more obvious), and Andantino (first two lines, play through slowly and get familiar with the notes).

Olivia
– Reminder: if you have music from chamber strings you want to work on in our lessons, remember to scan them or bring them in-person!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2-octave Major and minor scales (try to memorise fingering pattern for each scale), Go the Distance (remember 3 sharps in A Major and practice shifts), and see if there’s anything you want to add to your English composition and Zero to Hero.

Amaia – missed you again today! Remember to keep practicing your scales and Long Long Ago.

Thea
– Recommended practice time: 30 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 and A Major scales (2 octaves), Gavotte (try not to slow down at the end of phrases, and watch out for intonation and increasing the tempo in the middle section).

Grace – congratulations on finishing Judas Maccabeas!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: 2-octave Major scales (keep close eye on spacing for shifts in higher positions), 2-octave minor scales (A minor natural, harmonic, melodic), and Musette (focus on middle section, especially the slurs and bowings – if you’re having trouble with those, try doing down-up separate bows first before adding the slurs back in).

Hendry
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C, D, E-flat, F, and G Major scales (2 octaves, doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing, and paying close attention to intonation, especially for G Major), D minor scale (1 octave, natural, melodic, harmonic – try to remember differences between each scale, especially natural), Witches Dance (play through second half slowly and get used to the notes), and Catharsis (play with consistent tempo and pay attention to counting the rests).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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