Happy New Year SSM families!
Here is this months play list for getting off to great habits in reviewing your Suzuki pieces.
print your practice list here : JANUARY 2015 SSM PLAY LIST
Bk 1: Twinkles, Lightly Row, Aunt Rhody,Long Long Ago, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 2 Minuet 3, Gossec Gavotte
Bk 2: Chorus, Waltz, Two Grendadiers, Mignon
Bk 3: Bach Minuet, Humoresque, Bach Bourree
Bk 4: Seitz 5/1, Vivaldi a minor 3rd mvt, Bach Double
Bk 5: Vivaldi a minor 2nd mvt, German Dance
Bk 6: Handel Sonata in D mvt 2
Consider making specific goals for your daily review:
Posture check: How are my feet? Am I balanced? Do I feel tension any where as I play?
Tone: Am I listening for clear sound? Do I have noisy neighbors( hitting other strings as I play?)
Intonation: Am I aware of my ringtones? Am I practicing slowly enough to really listen?
Rhythm: Is my pulse steady? Are my fingers and bow working together to create clarity in rhythmic articulation?
Joy: Am enjoying my review playing– practice makes easy!! Can I add vibrato, dynamics, personal musicianship to these old friends.
Happy reviewing!! Remember always to practice with a purpose.
Perhaps we can create a :
WHAT TO FOCUS ON CHART OF IDEAS FOR THIS MONTH
Add your ideas to the large white poster board at group classes.