Goals for the week:
Warm Up: G major scale with slurs
Scale: Top octave of D major scale
Technique: Notes of third position, shifting from first to third position
Repertoire: Ashokan Farewell
This week we added the top octave of the D major scale, including the shift on the E string from G# (2nd finger) to A (first finger in third position). Keep this with double bows and long pauses to set up the next note. We also started working on the notes of third position in skips and added the third phrase of Ashokan Farewell in Rhythm.
Assignment for Next Week
Slowly and clearly play the top octave of the D major scale
Comfortably play the notes of third position in skips
Comfortably play through the first three phrases of Ashokan Farewell individually and together
How to Practice
D Major Scale: Slowly practice the top octave ascending and descending with double bows 5-7
Third Position: Play the third position skips exercise 3-5 times in tune with a clear tone
Ashokan Farewell: Review the first 2 phrases 2-3 times. Practice the third phrase in 2 measure sections 3-5 times and the full phrase together 2-3 times.