Strings Karate

  • 1st Degree Strings Karate (Beginner)

    A few dates to watch for...

    November 30 - If you child achieves Purple Belt by this date, they are invited to play with the Black Orchestra in the Winter Concert for their Finale "Holiday Fiddlin'". Details about rehearsals will be provided upon achievement of Pruple Belt!

    February 1st - If you child achieve Black Belt by this date, they are invited to participate in the after school Black Orchestra for the Spring Concert. they will be expected to attend all after school rehearsals as well as their before school Red Orchestra rehearsals. Transportation is provided to KV for rehearsals. Students must be picked up by parents at 5:15 at the conclusion of rehearsal.

    January 15th (or our second lesson in January) - In order to praticipate in Red Orchestra beginning in the middle of January, studnets much achieve at least Red Belt by the second lesson they attend in January. This ensures all students are adequatly prepared for the challenges of playing in a group and everyone has a good experience.

                                           VIOLIN

    Belt

    Requirement

    WHITE

    • Get instrument ready to play.
    • 1. First Notes (Plucking)

    YELLOW

    • Get Bow ready to play
    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #1-6
    • Hot Cross Buns by rote

    GREEN

    • 5-note D Major Scale
    • 2. Hot Cross Buns with notation
    • 3. Mary Had a Little Lamb

    BLUE

    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #7-9
    • 4. Slavik Dance!
    • 5. Boil Them Cabbage Down!

    PURPLE

    • 6. New Rhythms
    • 7. Au Clair de la Lune
    • 8. Ode to Joy
    • BONUS: Jingle Bells!

    RED

    • 9. D Major Scale
    • 10. Frere Jaques!
    • 11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

    PINK

    • Rhythm Lvl 2 1-12
    • 12. Lightly Row
    • 13. French Folk Song

    ORANGE

    • 5-note G Major Scale (new finger pattern)
    • 14. Ode to Joy on the A String
    • 15. Old Joe Clark

    BROWN

    • 16. G Major Scale
    • 17. Go Tell Aunt Rhody

    GRAY

    • 18. A Major Scale
    • 19. Allegro

    BLACK

    • 20. Surprise Symphony

                                           VIOLA

    Belt

    Requirement

    WHITE

    • Get instrument ready to play.
    • 1. First Notes (Plucking)

    YELLOW

    • Get Bow ready to play
    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #1-6
    • Hot Cross Buns by rote

    GREEN

    • 5-note D Major Scale
    • 2. Hot Cross Buns with notation
    • 3. Mary Had a Little Lamb

    BLUE

    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #7-9
    • 4. Slavik Dance!
    • 5. Boil Them Cabbage Down!

    PURPLE

    • 6. New Rhythms
    • 7. Au Clair de la Lune
    • 8. Ode to Joy
    • BONUS: Jingle Bells!

    RED

    • 9. D Major Scale
    • 10. Frere Jaques!
    • 11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

    PINK

    • Rhythm Lvl 2 1-12
    • 12. Lightly Row
    • 13. French Folk Song

    ORANGE

    • 5-note G Major Scale (new finger pattern)
    • 14. Ode to Joy on the A String
    • 15. Old Joe Clark

    BROWN

    • 16. G Major Scale
    • 17. Go Tell Aunt Rhody

    GRAY

    • 18. 5 note C-Major Scale (same finger pattern Brown)
    • 19. Bohemian Folk Song

    BLACK

    • 20. Surprise Symphony

     

                                             CELLO

    Belt

    Requirement

    WHITE

    • Get instrument ready to play.
    • 1. First Notes (Plucking)

    YELLOW

    • Get Bow ready to play
    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #1-6
    • Hot Cross Buns by rote

    GREEN

    • 5-note D Major Scale
    • 2. Hot Cross Buns with notation
    • 3. Mary Had a Little Lamb

    BLUE

    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #7-9
    • 4. Slavik Dance!
    • 5. Boil Them Cabbage Down!

    PURPLE

    • 6. New Rhythms
    • 7. Au Clair de la Lune
    • 8. Ode to Joy
    • BONUS: Jingle Bells!

    RED

    • 9. D Major Scale
    • 10. Frere Jaques!
    • 11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

    PINK

    • Rhythm Lvl 2 1-12
    • 12. Lightly Row
    • 13. French Folk Song

    ORANGE

    • 5-note G Major Scale (new finger pattern)
    • 14. Ode to Joy on the A String
    • 15. Old Joe Clark

    BROWN

    • 16. G Major Scale
    • 17. Go Tell Aunt Rhody

    GRAY

    • 18. 5 note C-Major Scale (same finger pattern Brown)
    • 19. Bohemian Folk Song

    BLACK

    • 20. Rigadoon

     

                                             BASS 

    Belt

    Requirement

    WHITE

    • Get instrument ready to play.
    • 1. First Notes (Plucking)

    YELLOW

    • Get Bow ready to play
    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #1-6
    • Hot Cross Buns by rote

    GREEN

    • 5-note D Major Scale
    • 2. Hot Cross Buns with notation
    • 3. Mary Had a Little Lamb

    BLUE

    • Rhythm Lvl 1 #7-9
    • 4. Slavik Dance!
    • 5. Boil Them Cabbage Down!

    PURPLE

    • 6. New Rhythms
    • 7. Au Clair de la Lune
    • 8. Ode to Joy
    • BONUS: Jingle Bells!

    RED

    • 9. D Major Scale
    • 10. Frere Jaques!
    • 11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

    PINK

    • Rhythm Lvl 2 1-12
    • 12. Lightly Row
    • 13. French Folk Song

    ORANGE

    • 5-note G Major Scale (new finger pattern)
    • 14. Ode to Joy on the A String
    • 15. Old Joe Clark

    BROWN

    • 16. G Major Scale
    • 17. Go Tell Aunt Rhody

    GRAY

    • 18. G Major Scale
    • 19. Bohemian Folk Song

    BLACK

    • 20. Lament

    All belt assessments are completed in class but students can and should record and submit practice sessions for tips throughout the week. Also feel free to email me with any questions as your child progreses!