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23rd February 10-11 a.m. CET - online | Register here
An accompanying booklet for violin (from March also for viola and cello!) for beginners aged between approx. 4/5 and 10 years will be published in a few days. It contains 44 teaching units, each with 3 focal points:
- Rhythm-based training for the left, which is developed into a basic coordination between right/left and the body.
- Bowing techniques
- "Making music" with the tools one already has.
As we know it from Sevcik & Co, the booklet can be used both as a companion with all other schools and as a stand-alone booklet. It includes a number of special features, including
- No fingerings are introduced yet, but all fingers are still used (e.g. left-hand pizzicato, harmonics).
- The children learn to start in the centre of the fingerboard from the very beginning and quickly extend their playing range to the end of the fingerboard.
- The bowing technique is built up in a structured way and various types of strokes are introduced (detaché, legato, portato, spiccato).
- Most of the pieces are based on sayings or texts.
- Around 40 so-called "donkey tasks" round off the booklet. Donkey because a donkey is depicted on the cover of the violin booklet. These exercises complement the booklet. They encourage children to be creative, consolidate what they have learnt and encourage them to compose their own pieces or invent their own rhythms.
- The booklet contains a variety of exercises that can also be added to by the teacher.
During the clinic, you can expect an overview of the booklet, experiences from the test period, ideas for its use and specific application and, of course, plenty of time for questions from participants.
With: Angelika S. Schepke and Erdmute Maria Hohage (authors of the booklet)
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