Pedagogy + Improvisation Lesson

Pedagogy + Improvisation Lesson 1

Basic Violin Technique Used

· Guitar style violin — thumb pizz

· Guitar style violin — tapping left hand fingers at 4th position

· Learning proper basic violin hold

· Tapping left hand fingers on fingerboard (4th position)

Employing Improvisatory Rhythms

· Name Rhythms

o Guitar style thumb pizz

o Alternating between tapping and thumb pizz

o Tapping left hand fingers on FB

Materials/Equipment Needed

· Backing accompaniment track (4/4 measures)

· Backing melodic track (4/4 measures)

· Or teacher can play accompaniment/melody to accompany student’s pizz/tapping

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