Olivia – hope you’re able to get some rest!
– 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 F Major shift to fifth position – remember you go 1-2-3 and then shift, not 1-2-3-4 shift), Spring (practice end of second page and beginning of second page – play through slowly and get familiar with the notes), and see if there’s anything you’d like to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement, especially where we left off at m. 70 and what to do with those intervals!

Hendry – great work with your shifting in Gavotte and making it to the end of Hibari!
– 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 focusing on the ascending part of E Major and the shift to third position in G Major), D minor scale (2 octaves – natural, melodic, harmonic – focus on natural fingerings), A Major scale (1 octave, open positions with high 3 on G and D strings), Gavotte (remember to have shorter bows when there’s a staccato dot, especially at the end of phrases) and Hibari (make sure to stretch third finger for F#, C#, and G#).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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