List of Goals for the week:
Warm Up: String Crossings
Scale: A Scale in time with single notes
Repertoire: French Folk Song Third Phrase
Work on playing the scale in rhythm with one beat of rest in between each note with no pause going down the scale. Keep those rests long to prepare your next note in the beginning of the rest and don't rush!
We also learned the last phrase of French Folk Song this week. The last phrase is basically a descending A major scale with a little tag at the end. As we discovered in class it's tough to keep to focus up the whole way through the song. The solution is to really keep practicing phrase by phrase and commit each section to your muscle memory. The notes for the last phrase are
A G# F# E D C# B A B A
Assignment for next week
This week’s assignment is to be able to comfortably play the last phrase and put together the whole piece.
How to Practice this at home
Review the descending A Scale in single notes 3 - 5 times cleanly
Practice the last phrase (Descending A scale with “fancy ending”) 3 - 5 times cleanly
Put together all three phrases once or twice with two beats of rest in between each half of each phrase.