List of Goals for the week:
Warm Up: Hoedown Rhythm
Scale: G major scale
Technique: Fingered Double Stops
Repertoire: Old Joe Clark first phrase in hoedown rhythm
This week we started putting the techniques we’ve been learning together. We worked on stringing the hoedown rhythm together, continued to work on the G scale in rhythm, adding fingers to the double stops (walking up the notes of the E string while simultaneously playing the open A string) and adding the hoedown rhythm to the first phrase of Old joe Clark. Remember to keep everything as separate as you can and go back to reviewing basic techniques.
Assignment for next week
Comfortably play the G scale with two bows per note and two beats of rest
Comfortably play 4+ Hoedown Rhythms in a row
Comfortably play double stops with fingers on E
Comfortably play the first phase of Old Joe Clark in rhythm
How to Practice this at home
Hoedown Rhythm: Get 3-5 clean repetitions of the hoedown rhythm 4 times in a row without stopping
Fingered Double Stops: Get 3 repetitions of walking up and with all the right notes
Old Joe Clark: Practice the notes of each phrase 3 times and practice the first phrase in hoedown rhythm 3-5 times.