Jaron
– 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 and making sure 3-2-1-0 going down the scale isn’t too sharp), and Allegretto (watch out for phrases that have leaps and are not linear, and try adding in accents to your playing).

Olivia
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2-octave Major scales (try to memorise fingering patterns for each scale, and focus on new scale F Major with shifts to third and fifth position), Pirates (watch out for accidentals and make sure you’re counting while practicing with your classmates), and see if there’s anything you’d like to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement.

Amaia – congratulations on finishing O Come Little Children today!
– 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 – make sure your bow is staying in the middle of the bridge and fingerboard), and May Song (we didn’t have time for this today but make sure to still practice it! Especially the phrases with dotted quarter and eighth notes).

Grace
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: 2-octave Major scales (with focus on shifting in E Major and F Major – remember that they are very similar in terms of fingering), and Gavotte (smooth over notes and bowings and work on making those musical decisions such as what kind of bowing to use, fourth finger or open string, etc.).

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 making sure intonation is good especially in E-flat and F Major), D minor scale (1 octave – natural, melodic, harmonic, with focus on our newer melodic scale, remember it is the 6th and 7th note, going a half step up on the way up the scale, and then back down to its usual note on the way down the scale), Bouree (prepare for final play-through by adding in dynamics and expressiveness), and Catharsis (work on playing beginning in a slower tempo, we will try to play together again next time!).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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