...FOLLOWING CONDUCTOR'S SILENT DIRECTIONS: MUST WATCH
...LISTENING AND ECHOING THE TEACHER (RHYTHMS AND PITCHES USING 3 NOTES)
...TONE: WORK ON TONGUING ARTICULATION AND POSTURE FOR BREATH CONTROL
...REVIEW AND DISCUSS MUSICAL ALPHABET AND HOW IT WORKS ON THE RECORDER
...DISCUSS FINGERING AND USE OF THE LEFT THUMB ON THE RECORDER
WHEN HEARING AN "UGLY" SOUND STOP AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WENT WRONG AND THEN HOW TO FIX IT.
START SONGS/MUSIC NOTATION USING FINGER NUMBERS ADDED AS HELP (SONG: UN BERGERE
....QUARTER NOTE EXPLANATION (HEART BEAT)
....WHAT IS A MEASURE, METER, REPEAT SIGN (MUSICAL ROAD MAPS)
....IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING/BREATHING USED FOR PHRASING AS WE DO IN SPEECH/ USE COMMAS TO TAKE BREATHS
Pachelbel Canon/jolly acapella
BASS PARTS ARE THE FOUNDATION, KEEP THE MAIN BEAT
CELLOS PLAY THEIR MELODY
VIOLINS PLAY THEIR MELODY
EACH SECTION PLAYS THEIR MELODY SEPARATE THEN PLAYS WITH EACH OF THE OTHER PARTS SEPARATELY THEN EVERYONE PLAYS TOGETHER
NEED TO HEAR EVERYONES PART WHILE PLAYING FOR PROPER BLEND
on lap/using Index middle finger joint to push bow down (spring) with the pressure coming down from the upper arm not the fingers of the hand/to prevent squeezing and tenseness in bow stroke.
(proper placement of fingers on the bow to enable the hand and fingers to remain relaxed while moving the bow on the strings)
1)"Bow hold" is really an inaccurate term it is really the right hand and fingers on the bow "directing" the bow on the string with pressure on the string provided by the right upper arm from above into the middle joint of the right index finger
2)Bow hand shape on the bow should be natural to the person's own hand shape in a relaxed state.... to feel this: extend your right arm out straight and allow you hand to hang naturally from the wrist as if your hand had been in a bucket of water and droplets of water are dripping from the fingertips
3)Everyone has different size hands, finger proportions, etc. so everyone will hold their bow a little differently. What everyone has in common are their middle knuckles so the bow hold will begin with these.
4)The middle right hand knuckles are place on the top of the bow stick from above (no thumb) near the frog of the bow on the padding and or silver portion
5)The right thumb is placed underneath the bow stick lightly touching (without squeezing) in between the middle two fingers [imagine forming a shadow puppet of a rabbit with the right hand; the ears are the outer fingers (pinky and pointer finger) the middle 2 fingers and thumb in between form the mouth]
6)After placing the right thumb, move the pinky finger onto the top of the stick in a natural curved position ( pinky should not be inverted backwards, straight, or stiff and never put it on the screw of the bow)
..The right pinky is used to balance the bow as it is held and if it is removed off the bow when the bow is not supported from below, the bow will fall.
7)Lastly, adjust the right pointer finger so that the middle joint is just slightly below the knuckle (meaning just a little toward the 1st knuckle near the finger tip)