Fourth Grade Orchestra
STRINGS CLASS 11:30-12:15 Mondays
(and also on certain "BONUS FRIDAYS" TBA)
- Keep practicing your D SCALE
- While you play, check your bow hold, be sure your bowing is straight. Make sure you have a good left hand shape and your fingertips are on tape!
- Review your 3rd Grade "Belt" Songs
- Essential Elements Book!!
- OUR NEW HOLIDAY MUSIC BOOK coming soon. Use the play-along practice tracks here to help you learn the holiday songs. Start with Jingle Bells.
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Fun Videos to inspire young Musicians...
Required materials for 4th Grade Strings Class
· An instrument with bow (you will need
your own in 3rd-5th Grade Strings and
· A cloth or rag to clean the strings
· Shoulder rest (violins and violas)/Rock
stop (cellos and basses)
· Essential Elements for Strings 2000
book 1 with CD
· A folder or 3-ring binder to keep all
· A pencil (always keep in your case)
· Concert Attire
A good rental package should provide just about everything you will need. Most rentals will always include an instrument & bow, case, rosin, shoulder rest or rock stop, music stand, and method book (Essential Elements Book 1 for Strings 2000 + CD), and insurance. In addition to these items, 4th grade students are asked to bring a folder or a 3-ring binder with protective clear plastic page covers in which to keep all music given to them. All students will need to have an instrument and all their supplies by the 3rd week of school. (Music stands are to remain at home for practice)
Mrs. Corbin will provide any extra music needed, as well as fingerboard tape.
Right away, we will be learning what it means to be a musician.
A Good Musician...
... is an expert listener.
... is generous.
... is prepared.
... is courteous and cooperative.
... constantly strives for improvement.
... has self-control.
... is dedicated and hard working.
... does not make excuses.
... accepts a challenge.
... is responsible.
... makes mistakes.