April 13 - Group Chat Invitation and Tuning Help (Week #4)
You're invited to join the Group Video Chats this week on Zoom.us!
Step 1: Download the application (free at Zoom.us or in the Google Playstore)
Step 2. Follow this link on the right day and time (see below) OR use this meeting number: 607 360 171 and this password: 010747
Step 3. Play along with the class from home!
*Make sure you've printed the music, which can be found in the comment sections of the week 1 videos (scroll below for the links). Practice with the pre-recorded videos at home to prepare, but keep in mind that you will be on "mute" when we play together in class, so there is no reason to be shy about joining if you haven't practiced much yet!
Zoom Chat Times
Wed 6:00-6:30 Beginner Violin/Viola/Cello class
Wed 6:30-7:00 Junior Orchestra
Wed 7:00-7:30 Senior Orchestra and Chamber Strings
Wed 7:30-8:00 Adult Strings
Thurs 6:30-7:00 Beginner Guitar Band
Thurs 7:00-7:30 Senior Guitar Band
Free Online Practice Videos and Sheet Music
All of the past and present videos can now be found on a YouTube playlist that you can access anytime! New videos for ear training, theory worksheets and instrument practice are added each Monday. You can continue to use the old videos for extra help while practicing! Check the comment section beneath each video for links to the sheet music or theory worksheets. New songs will be posted next Monday, April 20.
Beginner Violin Class
Is your instrument out of tune?
1. Download a free app on your phone or tablet which will listen to you strum the strings and give you a reading (like an odometer) to help guide you in tuning the strings. For violin, violas and cello, use the fine tuners near the bottom of the violin or cello ONLY not the large pegs found near the scroll! It is very easy to snap the strings when turning the larger pegs! If you MUST use the tuning pegs, watch a tutorial video first or consider option 2:
2. If your family is healthy, I am open to arranging an appointment for you to drop off your instrument at the front door of the studio and wait while I tune it for you. Broken strings are $5 each to replace (violin/viola/guitar) or $10 each (cello). If the strings are not broken, tuning help is free.
3. I also have electronic tuner-metronomes for sale that I can deliver to your home for $20 if you would prefer a hand-held tuner over an app for ease of use.
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