Cello Beginner II: Week #4
List of Goals for the week:
Warm Up: Scales separate, bowed, 2, 3, 4 to a bow
Scale: G scale two octaves
Technique: shift from 1st to 4th position
Paragraph summary of what was covered in class
We reviewed all scales and shifting technique, and learned the two octave G scale. We also bowed BITW from the beginning to B, and plucked from B-C
Assignment for next week
Practice the beginning bowed, and the new section plucked - both in the same manner as last week. If you’re feeling confident about B-C plucked, you can begin to practice it bowed as well.
How to Practice this at home
Set the metronome to a pace that is fairly comfortable, then gradually increase the speed. If there are particular notes or spots you get stuck and fall behind the beat, focus around those and/or slow the metronome down.