Monday, January 11, 2016

Practice Tips Bulletin Board



Practice tips for beginning orchestra students


Here is a list of practice tips.  The ones on the left are geared toward first-year players, and the ones on the right I have used with my second-year students.  The first couple of beginning practice tips go up on the board early in the year; the bowing related ones come up when we start to combine the left hand notes with the bow.  These give students a logical set of steps to take when presented with music that uses the bow and stopped notes.  It is easy to forget how overwhelming this can be for a beginning string player, and these steps encourage students to break the music down into more manageable bits before putting it all together.


Practice tips for beginning orchestra students


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