Blog-Enka Strings Mr. Woodard's - Blog: Great Techniques to Know & Do - How to Play in Tune
Mr. Woodard's Priority I for all Enka Strings Students, once they have an Essential Elements Method Book ( if not, please skip down to Bow Exercises below): - Parents should Email Mr  Woodard : david.woodard@bcsemail.org  (with Student's Last, First Name; School,  & Instrument in the subject line) so he can make sure he has your EEI account is set up correctly, Then see below:

1: Creating an Account on the Essential Elements (your strings method book) Interactive -(EEi)- (see Instructional Pic Below, then Click on this link to the EEi Website: https://www.essentialelementsinteractive.com/createStuAcct.asp

(School Code - (EnkaStrings2017) (once Mr. Woodard  knows to sets up your account, use your school ID as your EEI "Student ID"

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For All Students, I highly suggest working through lessons at MusicTheory.net website to review or start from the beginning of our journey in reading and understanding music notation.: 
http://www.musictheory.net/

 Various Links are listed below starting with Bow Warm-Ups for all, but are especially great for our Enka Intermediate Beginners. If you don't yet have a Bow, start carefully with a Pencil or Dowel-like Object, being careful to keep away from your eyes:

Daily Bow Warm Ups: http://www.orchestrateacher.net/2013/02/02/bow-warm-up-exercises/

Reading Music: Learning the Treble Clef-)G-Clef): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mY-XX8dqsE&t=89s

How to Read Music: VIOLIN D String Notes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzPPv3XA2Bs

A Beginner's Guide to Proper Violin Finger Placement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bx7SiGoRbc

Reviewing - Music Theory - Treble Clef (Understanding & Identifying Notes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le10tF_3YWg


How to place finger tapes on your violin and place fingers correctly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw-nDc1dL0Q

Mr. Woodard needs to hear Middle & High students (who are not beginners) play ASAP: So below are Links that will help students learn to perform their
D & A Scales , etc. to prepare for this Preliminary Playing Test which will be used as a starting point from which to grade performance progress and to set up initial chair placement for Music Part Assignments and Recommendations for All County Orchestra.

How to play a 1 octave D Major Scale:

https://youtu.be/87xnpgS9VD8?t=5

Drills to build your scale techique; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Glrmh1thKM

How to play a 2 octave G major scale:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWaEjo0MpVo

Major & minor Violin Scales More advanced but great fingering technique video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wosNaps_1GQ

Viola:
How to Read C Clef-Violas-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwWOem8miak&t=23s:

More about Clefs-(more advanced): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgmJP-gsS34

VIOLA 1 Octave D Major Scale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsxjh_D-664

Viola Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vR0vWd2SIQ&t=14s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_uTf5S63uI

Viola Advanced Techniques (London Philharmonic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XierDLeUiYg&list=RDXierDLeUiYg#t=3

Cello: Basics- Placing Tapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv_uiHAT3OI
Cello Bow Hold:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNZbPD1zJ8Q
Cello Chair:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irjRw6earFI
Cello Bow Technique:  Straight Bow- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nghyBDcPHkw
Cello Basic Fingering Technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMNzXi6GDxE
Cello Basic Scales By fingering: How To Music - C, G, and D Major Scales On the Cello:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aSgA6P9UYo
Cello D Major Scale (Advanced) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf43MTN_gSo
Cello Scale Practicing Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHjIysNM0M

String Bass Basics:
(This is more for teachers, but as we have very industrious bassists, This should be fine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ4ctFAe7r0

Bowing Basics and More:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko51nqFhYM8

NC School of Arts Bass Bow Hold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fnw9TC-pAc
                            French or German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV6yX9wFHYs



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