Today we venture into new territory.

Yesterday we talked about tone matching, the skill of being able to sing back what you hear.

Today let's just talk about something Suzuki students do better than many of us . . . tone matching on the violin. 

Start by playing open strings and have the student play back what he hears.  That is easy.  Then work on two notes . . . an A followes by an E for example.  Then three.

When that is mastered, start working on fingered patterns.  Open string followed by first finger.  And work from there.  This can be really tedious, but in the end the students LOVE having this ability.  To be able to listen to a passage and then mimic it back is a great skill, and the first step to becoming a great improviser!
Violin Tip of the Day - July 13
* Violin Tips for Practice and Rehearsals.

* Violin Technique and Exercises.

* How to Care for Your Violin.

* Inspiration and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers, or
   Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
Violin Tip of the Day -- Violin Student Central -- February 1
Today's Tip in a Nutshell:
Note Recognition and Tone Matching...
With Intervals!
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