Violin Unit 1: Beat/pulse, Basic Notation, Guitar-Style, Pizzicato, Open D, and Open A

Description: 

This unit is aligned with the fourth and fifth pages of Essential Elements 2000 Violin Lesson Book 1.  The lesson is divided between online and classroom activities.  This unit would be appropriate for the beginning violin student.

Learning Targets: 
Students will understand the role of the staff and the measure as used in basic musical notation and will be able to describe and differentiate between quarter notes and quarter rests.
Students will hold the violin “guitar style” and will demonstrate their understanding of pizzicato technique through performance.
Students will understand how “open d” (D4) and “open A” (A4) are notated and will demonstrate their understanding through performance.