A teacher membership class for a year. The Beginner class includes four of the preliminary classes for learning and teaching the violin to beginners. It starts with the Position and Parts of the instrument. Once the bow hold is well established there are lots of songs on the open strings for them to try their bow hold on. It moves onto 'Let Your Fingers Do the Walking' Master Class that teaches the fingers on the A and E string used for a number of songs Lunch Anyone is a Master Class teaching how songs are constructed and includes many exercise songs leading to Twinkle Twinkle. Twinkle Master Class is the real beginning to your journey of having songs in your pocket to play anywhere anytime. You will also have zoom meetings with me if you want. Email is a must. Keep in contact. Plus....great surprise bonuses throughout the year.
These are the classes included in your yearly membership. Whether taken monthly or on a yearly basis you will still receive the bonuses each month.
One bit of information is presented through a large picture followed by a series of descriptions. With each pass through the book, a new description can be added. Eventually, the part and its use are understood without extra effort.
Learning the names of the parts of an instrument is foundational to the study of that instrument. Instructions can be laser-focused by the teacher and carried out by the student without terms like: "Put your thumb on the 'thing-a-ma-jig' while you are bringing the 'whachamacallit' to the 'bottom'.
Teachers can use the book on their computers to teach the parts of the instrument. Be sure to check out the playing card games "Go Fish" and "Memory for Non-Readers". Templates are in the digital books and at https://musictheorycardgames.org.
Next, get acquainted with the strings on the violin and the position needed to play with quality.
5 Classes of exercises and practice on your fingers in the first position. 1st finger on the A string songs with sheet music and play-along music. Second finger on the A string songs and sheet music. Mary had a Little Lamb. Digital Books - Let Your Fingers Do the Walking. Songs for the third finger on the A string and Songs for the first finger on the E string. This book sets you up to play Twinkle and the songs in the Twinkle Master Class
Make a sandwich means to learn the structure of a piece of music. You will learn rhythms and put them together into a song. Starting with practice songs for just the individual fingers you will quickly learn the proper placement of your fingers. By the time you are done this module, you will be playing lots of tunes. Mary had a little lamb, Hot Cross Buns, and the rhythm sandwiches.
Hold onto your bow because it is going to be flying now. So many new songs to play. Twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep, ABC Song, This Old Man, Lightly Row, A All The Way, Song of the Wind, Row Row Row Your Boat, Rain Rain Go Away, Pussy Cat, Pease Porridge Hot, Diddle Diddle Dumplin, Chippy (Go Tell Aunt Rhody) London Bridge is Falling Down, Five Little Ducks, The Wheels on the Bus, Three Blind Mice, Old Mac Donald, Ring Around the Rosie,
With a degree in psychology and 30 years as a violin teacher, this incredible method developed to help students, no matter the age or learning difference, in their quest to deeply understand music theory, sight-reading and the actual tones being played.
The Gum Drop Notes color coding does not represent any psychological issue. We aren’t really seeing colors as we play. What is happening is that each note becomes a tone with a unique sound and color of its own. It takes on a characteristic that can be identified.
Keep in mind that the colors of the notes are subliminally teaching complex music theory concepts without a word of lecturing. Stem colors indicate the string the note is to be played on. Sharps and flats are reinforced by a circle of the color the note is moving toward. Card games to go along with the sheet music tunes teach the order and relationship of notes, symbols and rhythms, etc. Play-along movies bring the student up to polished speed and teach the the tune before the student begins to study the music.
It all seems too good to be true, but once you begin to use the Gum Drop Notes sheet music, play along mp4, and card games, you will be amazed at how fast you learn music theory and the music you are studying and memorizing.