My fourth full length, observable violin lesson is now up on my Youtube channel! This one features my pre-twinkler, Hayley, in her ninth violin lesson.
In this video you will see Hayley sets up her violin in playing position with ease, so I begin to introduce the idea of tone quality. We practice plucking on open strings and compare her sound to mine. Who is louder? How does the E string compare to the A string? Which left hand placement yields the nicest, rich plucking sound?
You can watch the video in it’s entirety here or on youtube.
0:00 Watching game and bow
0:30 Numbers game (balance the bug)
1:13 Left hand finger strengthening and ID
3:00 Bow scrubbing rhythms on shoulder
5:20 Pluck the Ants Song (violin on ground)
[Lesson focus: understanding tone quality]
7:40 Watching game and bow
8:45 Still body, still mind, listening carefully
— bathroom intervention —
11:45 numbers game (balance the dinosaur)
13:00 left hand finger control (pops on violin shoulder)
14:55 numbers game with bow
16:00 Helicopter landings with bow onto violin string
17:30 Bow scrubbing rhythms on shoulder keeping bow hand integrity
16:10 Wrist stability (ice cream cone)
20:20 Practice assignment explanation
20:45 Tone builders (plucking on violin on ground)
23:00 Apply tone to Ants Song
25:15 Putting tape on high mark (first harmonic)
28:00 Set fourth finger on high mark
28:45 Tone builders (plucking on high mark)
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