Violin Tip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
Practice and Rehearsal Tips.  Technique Pointers.  Violin Care Guidance. Exercises and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers or Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
Today's Tip
Playing violin and playing sports are very much alike. Some coaches will tell you that in sports attitude is everything.  It's not much different in music.  If a student starts a practice session with a good attitude he is far more likely to make satisfactory progress during the lesson.

If you are a parent or teacher who is with the student during or immediately after the lesson it is very important to reinforce the positive steps that were taken in the lesson.  Here is a list of 38 things that you can say to tell your violinist he is doing a good job.  (That's one for each day of the month and a week's worth of spares.)
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WOW
GREAT
BRAVO
SUPER
SUPERB
BRILLIANT
AWESOME
TERRIFIC
DYNAMITE
GOOD JOB
MARVELOUS
FANTASTIC
WELL DONE
WAY TO GO
NICE WORK
SUPER JOB
PHENOMENAL
THAT'S HOT
OUTSTANDING
SPECTACULAR
GOOD FOR YOU
LOOKING GOOD
FANTASTIC JOB
GOOD THINKING
BEAUTIFUL WORK
REMARKABLE JOB
I'M PROUD OF YOU
YOU'RE ON TARGET
NOW YOU'RE FLYING
THAT'S INCREDIBLE
NOW YOU'VE GOT IT
YOU'RE CATCHING ON
YOU FIGURED IT OUT
THAT'S A GREAT JOB
YOU'RE CATCHING ON
YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY
YOU'RE DOING SO WELL
I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE
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