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Suzuki Violin Pre-Twinkle Skills

By the completion of the Twinkle Variations, the student should have developed the following skills (Many of which may be at a basic level of development):

  • Rest Position
  • Stance, focus, endurance
  • Listening skills, attention, habits
  • Sidedness
  • Following directions, quickness
  • Opposites (high-low, loud-soft)
  • Posture
  • Bow hold
  • Heavy head holding violin
  • Rhythms
  • String names and pitches
  • How to Bow
  • Basic E string posture
  • String crossing, E and A string
  • Bow control, tip control
  • Relaxed, natural weight of bow arm
  • Square of the arm
  • Bow held silently on string
  • Stop form bowing on middle of bow
  • Left hand shape
  • Finger numbers
  • Finger patterns
  • Preparation fingers
  • Quick placement of fingers
  • Soft left thumb/ relational left fingers
  • Coordination of bow and fingers
  • Pizzicato partners
  • Kreisler highway
  • Tonalization
  • Care of instrument and bow
  • Practice Skills
  • Memory skills
  • Ability to be positive

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