List of Goals for the week:
Scale: 2 octave G scale
Technique: Reading rhythm
Repertoire: Dona Nobis Pacem first phrase in rhythm
This week our main focus was putting the first phrase in rhythm. Before you play the phrase in rhythm, listen to the recording and count the subdivided beats out loud (1 + 2 + 3 +). Follow along in your music and pay attention to where the beats land. It seems like a silly exercise, but it’s going to be crucial in developing your ability to read rhythm in real time down the road.
Assignment for next week
Comfortably play the two octave G Scale with Single notes and rests
Comfortably play the first phrase of Dona Nobis Pacem in Rhythm.
How to Practice this at home
Dona Nobis Pacem: Go through the music away from the violin counting out the subdivided rhythm, following along with the music and listening to the recording 5-7 times. Practice two measure sections of the first phrase in rhythm 5-7 times. Play through the first phrase in rhythm 3 times.