Look below for the challenge videos for the week. Please remember to keep practicing! We will NOT be having Orchestra Academy rehearsal next Monday because it is Presidents’ Day. In the videos I reference seeing you on Monday, but I won’t actually see you until Monday, February 25th!
For your challenge this week, I want you to look ahead to page 18 where we will be learning the notes on the A string. Below I have posted videos of me explaining the notes on the A string.
Your challenge for the week includes playing a new string as well! We will start learning to play on the G string for our next rehearsal. (E string for basses!) Check out the videos below!
I hope you have all been practicing! I gave you a lot of things to practice on Monday. I am hoping that you can practice at least 5 days a week, at least 15 minutes per day. Even a small amount of effort, repeated day in and day out, can create so much progress! Below I have videos indicating what each orchestra should be practicing this week.
Every week I will post “Challenges”–something a little harder for students to try out before our next rehearsal. Doing so will get them ready for what we are learning next.
This is the Challenge Video for the Beginning Violins:
This is the Challenge Video for the Beginning Violas:
This is the Challenge Video for the Beginning Cellos:
And this is the Challenge Video for the Intermediate Orchestra:
Basses (which are only in Intermediate Orchestra), I have been slacking on giving you instruction, so below I have videos about positions, the D major exercises, and about the new string we will be learning this week!
Make sure you’re practicing! See you all on Monday!
If you are feeling pretty good about the notes on the D string, try playing the songs on page 15. Below are videos of me playing all of the songs on page 15 on each instrument. We will work on this on Monday!
Below you will find videos about our weekly challenge for our new beginners–the D ladder. We did learn this on Monday, but it will definitely need a lot of practice. I also included videos of what the D ladder is on each instrument so that students can review that. Also try to learn what the D ladder (D, E, F#, and G) look like in the staff for your instrument (found on page 14 of your book) Let me know if you have any questions!