Tap, Clap, Rhythms

Rhythms: Using words try tapping out the syllables.  For example watermelon, would be 4 taps.  We will be using 3 main rhythms, peanut butter is so sticky, alligator pizza, and down pony up pony, Try as many as you like, clapping, tapping on a drum, tapping 2 sticks...

Pop Goes the Weasel / Breathe

Pop Goes the Weasel, listening, posture, knowledge of D and A.  With me, test your skills and ‘play’ the pop part! Round and round the cobbler’s bench,  The monkey chased the weasel. The monkey thought it was all in fun.  Pop! Goes the weasel. A penny for a...

Musical Alphabet, High / Low Concepts

Hi/Low:  Play or sing High note and low notes, can you guess which is which?  Can you play high note and low notes and can your practice partner guess? Fast/Slow:  Try clapping, tapping, playing on a drum, rhythms in fast or slow patterns, can you guess?  Can you clap...

The Names of the Strings and How to Tune your Cello

In addition to your cello, chair and yourself you will need to have your tuner handy, as today we will learn how to use it!  It is absolutely essential that you learn how to tune your cello from the beginning as you will need to do this each and every time you sit...