April 20 - New Sheet Music and Practice Videos (Week #5)
This Week's Zoom Chats
(Meeting #: 607 360 171 and password: 010747)
Please tune your instrument before class! Tuning advice is below.
Wed 6:00-6:30 *Beginner Violin 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
No Guitar Chats this week - check YouTube for practice videos
*Beginners and Juniors: watch the Music Bingo youtube tutorial I've posted before you join us for group chat!
Free Online Practice Videos and Sheet Music
New music has been posted in the YouTube playlists below. Check the video comments for links to download your music. Keep practicing the old music, too!
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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