My seventh observable lesson is now live on my Youtube channel! This one features my pre-twinkler, Hayley, in a lesson we had together over winter break.
At this time I was working hard to catch her left hand development up to her right hand. You will see me review, repurpose, and introduce left hand strengthening activities both in high positions and in first position. One of the most crucial parts of the lesson for me was in deciding when it was appropriate to transfer the skills we had been developing at the “high mark” to the tapes in first position.
Watch Hayley’s left hand strengthen in real time below or on youtube.
0:00 Watching game, bow
0:45 Numbers game, balance the bug
2:00 slow bow on shoulder, focus on consistent, relaxed bow hand
3:00 helicopters on violin
4:35 Tone builders
5:20 Finger hanging from fingerboard
5:50 Violin hand shapes
7:15 Pluck Ants’ Song
[Lesson focus: left hand finger velocity in position]
9:20 Watching game, bow
10:00 Trampoline bounces on the “high mark”
12:20 Movement/Concentration Break
13:30 Trampoline bounces in first position on tapes