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 :  (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:

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


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

 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:

Reading Music: Learning the Treble Clef-)G-Clef):

How to Read Music: VIOLIN D String Notes

A Beginner's Guide to Proper Violin Finger Placement:

Reviewing - Music Theory - Treble Clef (Understanding & Identifying Notes):

How to place finger tapes on your violin and place fingers correctly:

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:

Drills to build your scale techique;

How to play a 2 octave G major scale:

Major & minor Violin Scales More advanced but great fingering technique video:

How to Read C Clef-Violas-

More about Clefs-(more advanced):

VIOLA 1 Octave D Major Scale:

Viola Tutorials:

Viola Advanced Techniques (London Philharmonic):

Cello: Basics- Placing Tapes:
Cello Bow Hold:
Cello Chair:
Cello Bow Technique:  Straight Bow-
Cello Basic Fingering Technique:
Cello Basic Scales By fingering: How To Music - C, G, and D Major Scales On the Cello:
Cello D Major Scale (Advanced)
Cello Scale Practicing Tips:

String Bass Basics:
(This is more for teachers, but as we have very industrious bassists, This should be fine:

Bowing Basics and More:)

NC School of Arts Bass Bow Hold:
                            French or German:

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Posted by David Woodard jr  On May 22, 2017 at 2:26 PM
Reading Violin Notes for A-String How to Read Music: VIOLIN:  Learning Treble Clef Staff Violin: Read and Play Notes On The G String Viola Players: How to Read Music: VIOLA Cellos & Bass Players You can work these out on : For Reading/Reviewing Bass Clef- F-Clef, Try starting here:Music Theory - Bass Clef (Understanding & Identifying Notes)
Posted by David Woodard jr  On Jan 30, 2017 at 4:45 PM