- Peg Box
- Sound Post
- F Holes
- Chin Rest
- Parts of the bow: frog, stick, tip, grip, screw, hair
In second grade, students were very excited to play the violin again and many can't wait to put their fingers down on the fingerboard to learn and play more notes! We reviewed the parts of the violin and bow. We were so happy that many students remembered the various parts of the violin! We reviewed two positions- rest position (also known as guitar position) and playing position
Some classes even got the chance to play two open strings- G and D. We will continue to review all the open strings next week.
3. Rhythm Stick Game (making 4 beat rhythms with popsicle sticks)
4. Musical Game- Game of the week was, "*Classical 8."
5. Composer's Corner- student compose their own music using B,A and G or working on a music
worksheet called, "Busiest Day of the Week!"
6. Book Nook- Students silently read music books
Here are some pictures of our 3rd grade students working hard in their assigned centers:
Our fourth and fifth grade students continued to perform their music compositions this week. Feel free to scroll down and view your child's performance! They can be found under the name of their home room teacher. We also went over the parts of the violin and the bow. So many students remembered all the parts! Next week will be playing pizzicato on the violins and shortly after, we will be using the bow!
In chorus, we worked on the ending of "Land that We Love" and "It's Don't Mean a Thing." Fourth Grade finished, "Sourwood Mountain!" We can't wait to add the dance moves to this song! The fifth graders finished learning the last verse of, "Johnny B. Goode." Don't forget to practice singing with the recordings that are found on the, "Chorus Lyrics and Recordings" page.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the warm sun!