I.  FUN SONGS TO PLAY NOW!

A.  OPEN STRING SONGS:

These songs are played with your open strings (no left-hand fingers down).  Just watch the screen and it will tell you when to play the notes!

1.  OPEN STRING FIDDLING - This song uses your open D string and your open A string.  
https://tinyurl.com/Open-String-Fiddling 

2.  OPEN STRING BLUES - This song uses your D string, your A string, and your G string
https://tinyurl.com/Open-String-Blues

3.  OPEN STRING ROCK - This song uses your D, A, and G strings.  Violas & cellos get to use their C (thickest) strings and violins and basses get to use your E strings.  Basses, the E string is your thickest string.  Violins, the E string is your thinnest string.  Rock out!!!
https://tinyurl.com/Open-String-Rock

4.  OPEN STRING HIP HOP - This song uses your D, A, and G strings.
https://tinyurl.com/Open-Strings-Hip-Hop

5.  WE ARE FAMILY  (Open Strings)
https://tinyurl.com/We-Are-Family

6.  BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

https://tinyurl.com/The-Best-Day 

1)ALL-STAR
https://tinyurl.com/All-Star-Open-String


B.  YOU'LL NEED TO PUT FINGERS DOWN - Just follow the screen on all these songs!

1.  BOWS ARE MOVIN' - Fun Meghan Trainor song!
https://tinyurl.com/Bows-Are-Movin


2.  I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL - 
https://tinyurl.com/I-Love-Rock-and-Roll

3.  EYE OF THE TIGER -
This song has one tricky part, but most of it is not hard and it's a fun rock song.  It uses these notes:  D, E, F#, G, A, & B.  (Remember, to play a B, put one finger on the A string.)
https://tinyurl.com/Eye-of-the-Tiger

4. PUPPET PARADE
(Bass players, for this song you can use your open A string and add one finger for B.)
https://tinyurl.com/The-Puppet-Parade

5. JURASSIC PARK
https://tinyurl.com/Jurassic-Park


6.  ODE TO JOY
https://tinyurl.com/Ode-to-Joy-theme

7.  
D MAJOR SCALE - Warm up by playing the D Major Scale, with the same accompaniment we used in class.

https://tinyurl.com/D-Major-Scale-with-background

8. STAYIN' ALIVE - Get everybody dancing when you play this song!  Uses these notes: D E F# G A B
https://tinyurl.com/Stayin-Alive-Song

9. FIVE HUNDRED MILES - This rock song is fun to play. Everyone enjoys singing the “ta-da-da-ta” part!  Uses these notes: D E F# G A B
(See below - III, no. 6, for a link to a string quartet recording of this song.)
https://tinyurl.com/500-Miles-Play-along

10. FIGHT SONG –
uses open D and first finger E, plus open G and first finger A (on the G string)
https://tinyurl.com/Fight-Song-Level-1

11. I DARE YOU – uses D, E, G, A, & B
https://tinyurl.com/I-Dare-You-Level-1

12. MEGAMAN – uses D, E, F#, G, A, B, & C# - Has 3 levels of difficulty – See if you can level up!
https://tinyurl.com/Mega-Man-3-Levels

13. a) BABY SHARK – HOW TO PLAY #1 -
https://tinyurl.com/Baby-Shark-1
       b) 
BABY SHARK – HOW TO PLAY #2 - https://tinyurl.com/Baby-Shark-2
       c) 
BABY SHARK – PLAY! - https://tinyurl.com/Baby-Shark--PLAY

14. Get everybody dancing with ABC – https://tinyurl.com/ABC---Jackson-5

15. Speaking of dancing…DANCING QUEEN - https://tinyurl.com/Dancing-Queen


II.  THE BOW WARM-UPS WE DID IN CLASS!

Here are links to the bow warm-ups we did in class.  Now you can enjoy them at home!

1.  PINKY ZUMBA:
https://tinyurl.com/Pinky-Zumba 

2.  BYE, BYE, BYE:
https://tinyurl.com/Bye-Bye-Bye

3.  SINGING IN THE RAIN:
https://tinyurl.com/Singing-in-Rain

4.  SPIDERMAN:
https://tinyurl.com/Spiderman-for-Bows

5.  ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (the epic, space movie sounding one):
https://tinyurl.com/Also-Sprach-Z


III.  YOU DON'T NEED YOUR INSTRUMENTS FOR THESE ACTIVITIES!

1.  
Watch a short video: Mambo!Venezuelan youth orchestra plays an exciting audience favorite! 
https://tinyurl.com/Orchestra-Mambo

2. Another short video: Chandelier, by Sia, performed by the Vitamin String Quartet - Notice how much they enjoying making music together - and also notice their straight left wrists and excellent bow holds!
https://tinyurl.com/VSQ---Chandelier

3.  Prezi - The Bow - We first watched this when we started using our bows.  That was an exciting time!
https://tinyurl.com/The-Bow-Prezi

4.  Famous violinist explains how to hold your bow - 
Remember, cellists and bassists:  your pinky doesn't sit on top of the bow.  That's really the only difference; everything else he says is for you, too!
https://tinyurl.com/Itzhak-Perlman-bow-hold

5.  KAHOOT! INSTRUMENT PARTS GAME
https://tinyurl.com/Instrument-Parts-Game

6. 5OO MILES PERFORMANCE - Hear “500 Miles” played by a string quartet.  Notice the straight left wrists and excellent bow movement.
https://tinyurl.com/Quartet-500-Miles

7. STRINGS WORD SEARCH #1 - See how many of the Strings-related words you can find. 
https://tinyurl.com/Strings-word-search

8. HEDWIG'S THEME -Watch a professional orchestra play Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter!
https://tinyurl.com/Harry-Potter-Hedwigs-Theme

9. JEOPARDY! - Play a Jeopardy game – How well do you know the parts of your instrument?https://tinyurl.com/Jeopardy---Instrument-parts

10. Enjoy this Ghana National Symphony Orchestra performance - https://tinyurl.com/Ghana-National-Orchestra