a. All the students play.
b. Playing, then tapping the notes duration on an Ancient Guitar - and then, playing again.
c. Dividing the class into two groups - A and B - and playing intermittently.
d. Playing in two voices:
__ Voice A plays
the written part and consists of two thirds of the group.
__ Voice B plays the motif on an open string and
consists of one third of the group.
e. Voice complement: a second voice complements the top voice (See below)
3. Accompaniment of a holiday song (Hanukkah) "The
4. "Ancient Melody" - the minor version :
The structure of the piece
[Among two students: A and B]
A - A single player begins. Then he is joined
by the others with the teacher as soloist.
B - tapping the back of the instrument.
A - Returning to the beginning with
orchestral playing concluded by a single player playing the motif.
5. Quizzes and dictations of sound duration and sound pitch
(see: Open string and 1)
||6. The tremolo
- We will learn how to produce the tremolo, and what is not less important - how to end
it. Just hold the tremolo while counting: One, two, three, and four, and
stop playing on the consonant: "f".
Add finger no.3 and finger no.4 according to the
principles presented up to this point. At the end of this stage each of the student should
be able to play all forth fingers.
It is most recommended to start now the lessons with an etude that includes
all the left hand's fingers. (some students may have a difficulty playing the 4th
finger - in this case suggest them to us finger No. 1 instead, the pieces will still sound
fine as you will get two voices)
By this stage the students should be able to
distinguish sound duration up to 8ths. In addition it is now possible to apply the method
we use to teach composition and improvisation.