Thursday, January 23, 2014

The First Lesson

First you have to learn to pull out the endpin just
the right amount.
(This will take some help for quite awhile.)

Time to hold that bow again.

And reposition again.

Okay, got it.  Now to put it on the string.

Whoops!  Reposition again :)

Or maybe put it on your head!

Around and around

And back to the string.

A little crooked, but he's getting it.  
It looks like it should be a simple thing, but
until you hold a bow, you'll never know about
some of those little muscles in your hand you
never use.  The bow shows them to you in a 
mighty way!

A little pizzicato to learn the string names.

It was a good lesson.
He's still asking for more!

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff! First lessons are always so fun, and yet a little intimidating at the same time! I started two 4-year-olds this semester, one on piano and one on violin, and so far it has been wonderful!