Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pretwinkle Songs

I don't like to spend a lot of time creating stuff just to keep it to myself.  So, I've been working on this pretwinkle packet.  It's still in the works because I need to add the music to more of the pieces.  But, honestly, I don't know when it will happen - probably not until I start another beginner.  So, here is what I have so far.  I know every teacher teaches their pre-twinkle songs differently, but I've found this to be a great methodical way of teaching the twinkles, and the handout is fun for the parents to use.  I'm not going to put it online, yet, but if you want a PDF copy of what I have so far, please leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail (leslie@thepracticeshoppe.com.)






10 comments:

pamela simpson said...

Hi This unit looks really good - great for the parents! Can you send a pdf of it to me pamelaesimpson@hotmail.com? Also can you tell me the tunes to the songs without the violin? Would love to know them and try them out with my wee ones.


Thanks

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Leslie said...

I've had some questions about some of the songs on this form (One of the reasons it's not completely "finished." Ideally I would write all the music out.)....someday.

"Little Mice Go Squeak Squeak" only squeak at the end. The student does the taka taka stop stop on E and F# (just 4 times when they are starting out, but I increase the amount of times as they have the attention span.) At the very end of the song I say "squeak" and they do the taka taka stop stop behind the bridge for the squeak. Little kids LOVE being "allowed" to make that noise, but I tell them they can only do it once.

The Rest Position song is just a chant.

"Dirty Doggy Scrub Scrub" could be any tune, but when they are doing "soaps" or clapping it I just chant the words. Eventually this is the first "song" they play on the violin on open E. After they have that down with the right posture I have them do the song on open A. It's just a good song for them to play the Taka Taka Stop Stop rhythm. I used to just have the kids do the rhythm a certain amount of times on A or E, but the little kids respond so much better when they are playing a "song."

"My Bow Has Hiccups" is Suzuki var. B, the first part of Twinkle (A, E, F#, E, D, C#, B, A.) This is the hardest variation to learn, but if they can sing it they have a much easier time playing the piece.

Hope this helps!

Norma said...

I would love to have a copy of these hand outs they look so cool! Can you send them to me?

Leslie said...

Norma, I'd love to send you a copy. Send me your email address to leslie@thepracticeshoppe.com.

Rebecca Buchanan said...

Thank you for this wonderful site and for sharing your resources. Could I also have pdf version of your pre-twinkle songs? My email address is growafiddler@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Rebecca

cathyfrye said...

LOVE your ideas! Could you please send me the preTwinkle Songs pdf? Thanks, Cathy

ca_frye@yahoo.com

Vibrantviolinista said...

I'd love a pdf of these! my email is vibrantviolinista@gmail.com Thanks for your wonderful website!

Sarah said...

Hello! Love these! I'd love a PDF. My e-mail is fiddling4god@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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