My fifth full length, observable violin lesson is now up on my Youtube channel! This one features my pre-twinkler, Hayley, in her eleventh violin lesson.
In this video you will see me and Hayley review what “tone quality” means. As her skills and understanding mature, I decide to begin tone builders (Mississippi Stop Stop on the open E string)! Before we finish the lesson I make sure to teach Hayley’s mom how to practice tone builders at home correctly.
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)
1:40 left hand finger strengthening and ID
3:25 bow on shoulder with consistent bow hold
5:45 hanging the violin hand
6:00 Left Hand shapes
7:30 Ants Song on the high mark
8:30 A special note from Hayley 🙂
[Lesson focus: understanding tone quality]
10:00 Tuning (student holds scroll)
10:45 Talk through violin unpacking routine
11:45 Watching game and bow
12:25 Ants Song tone quality and ensemble practice
16:30 Numbers game, balance dinosaur
17:00 Pluck Ants Song with bow hand in play position
17:30 Focus on tone quality
19:05 Plucking technique, more focus on tone quality
19:40 Apply to Ants Song
20:20 Bow hold relaxation exercises
20:25 “stress test”
21:00 Bowing on shoulder
23:45 Helicopter landing on violin strings
24:15 “Stress test”
25:00 Tone builder on violin (Mississippi Stop Stop)
25:33 Parent practices tone builder
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