John Jarboe - Elementary Violin

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John Jarboe - ELEMENTARY VIOLIN

John Jarboe was born and raised in Parsons, Kansas. Graduated Parsons High School in 1961 & attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He received Bachelor of Music Education in 1965 and Master of Music in 1970.

John served in United States Army from 1967 to 1969, stationed in Gelnhausen, Germany for 18 months while assigned to the Army Education Center.

After returning to the U.S., John moved to Nashville, Tennessee and played in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra while pursuing songwriting.

While visiting his sister in Maryland he auditioned for and was chosen to play the part of Jesus Christ in the first American production of Jesus Christ Superstar. John performed this role over 200 times at Diadem Theater in suburban Washington, D.C.

John resumed his teaching career in Parsons, KS, teaching string music from 1972-77. He moved to Arkansas in 1979, taught string music in El Dorado Schools from 1979 to 1988. He was an elementary Principal, K-6, at Tri-County Schools, from 1988-90 and Elementary Principal at Arkansas School for the Blind from 1996-2004.

John has been the Music Specialist/Program Advisor at Arkansas Department of Education from 2006 – 2012 and also continues as violist/booking agent for the Jarboe String Quartet. 
 
 
 
VIOLIN is science. The vibrating string operates according to specific and exact principles of physics and acoustics. A piece of music is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.
VIOLIN is math. Music is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions, carried out instantaneously by the mind.

VIOLIN is foreign language. Music is the most complete and universal language. Most musical terms are in Italian, German, or French. The notation is a highly developed shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas.

VIOLIN is physical education. Playing a string instrument requires fantastic coordination, control of fingers, hands, arms, neck, back and shoulders muscles, responding instantly as the ear hears the sound and the mind interprets it.

VIOLIN is art. Playing a string instrument allows one to take basic knowledge and techniques and use them creatively to express emotion or to communicate an idea. Music develops insight.

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HOMEWORK

2nd Grade Homework

Get your BEST bowhold with smiley thumb and pinky on the stick.
 
Play A & D string using down and up and Mississippi rhythms.
AA--AA--AA--AA
EE--EE--EE--EE
DD--DD--DD--DD
GG--GG--GG--GG
 
Play with BEST bowhold, ALWAYS!!
Duck Song on A and E without CD, then with CD
Violin wrist should be hanging from your violin, not trying to hold it up=STRAIGHT WRIST
 
Using best posture and bow hold SET to play. 
Thumb on thumb fuzzy and make a box with your first finger to play B
Play B B B B
Play BB BB BB BB 
Play BA BA BA BA
Play AB AB AB AB 
 
Use  great bow hold, good feet !!!
I'm # 1 read it with your mouth and then play it slowly
You're a DOG -  read it and then play slowly
PLAY AT HOME 3x this week for 10- mins.
thank you!
 
TANGO! using A B C. remember to switch as you play
SNACK TIME WALTZ watch out for the rest!
The LOST BUNNY/GROUNDED using long bows
THE GENTLE NIGHT using A B C more playing with long bows and half notes
PLAY AT HOME 3x this week for 10- mins. each time
thank you!
 
END OF THE LINE out newest! play slowly to sight read.
 
 
 
 

3rd Grade Homework

Play at home at least 3 times a week not less than 10 min
GET BEST BOWHOLD!
Open arm from the ELBOW!
 
review:
using down, up bow
mississippi bow
AA, BB, CC
#8
#9

SAY the notes, do not play it when you say the notes.
Play for fun Marching to the Practice room!

Great class!
 
september 2015
#9#10
#11 sleepy and wake version
#12 new pattern!! quarter quarter half note!!
Play first measure of third row!!!
 
AWESOME class!!!
 
#11 #12 #13 AWESOME!!!
 NEW SONG #14 with C#
SUN SHINE SONG!! AWESOME C#!!!
New song #16 Second finger Blues make me HaPpY! 
You sight read this so well!!
 
#14, #15 and EXCELLENT #16!!
NEW SKILL FIDDLE BOW C to C#
Practice it slowly:)
 
#16  play first and third row!
#17 play last 4 rows!
#18 LISTEN TO CD A LOT!!
play slowly then speed up just a little - this is your challenge !
GREAT CLASS! 
Do not forget to bring your violin to class!!! THURSDAYS
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
 
 

4th Grade Homework

AUGUST 2015 -
Get PERFECT BOWHOLD!
review slowly songs 1  to song 11 -12.
Focus on perfect body posture and hand posture.
Practice putting on and taking of your new shoulder rest.
HAVE FUN - YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
 
RHYTHMS!!
Quarter note, Quarter note, Quarter note, Quarter note, half not , half note
Quarter note, Quarter note, Quarter note, Quarter note, half not , quarter note ,  quarter note
 
songs :
Marching, Tango, Grounded, Gentle Knight
Play 15 for 3 days:)
 
RHYTHMS!
song 11-13
then at C# on song 14
 
Continue Gentle Knight. Listen to your pitches. B needs to be B, etc.
Get PERFECT BOWS!!
New song #13 END OF THE LINE
New notes on D string - D, E, F, F#, D
Play at HOME 3 X this week!
 
9/15
RHYTHM Structures 
#11, #12, #13
GAVOTTE no circles
SUNSHINE SONG circles on last row!!!
SECOND FINGER BLUES- read this BACKWARDS!
PUSH tempo! Use small bows, careful on the C and C#
 
#17 Love my FIDDLE focus on C to C# played in ONE bow!
Play all the song now
 
OCTOBER:
LOVE LOVE MY FIDDLE is AMAZING!!! You played so well!
NEW NOTE D!!
Play Low D using Up bow  and High D using down bow then switch!
 
D SCALE!! using F# and C#
D string, E, F#, G, A 4th finger
A string, B, C#, D
LOVE LOVE MY FIDDLE is AMAZING!!! You played so well!
#18 Practicing til the cows come home! using our new note D!!
 
#19 FIESTA!! concert piece
Last line is your homework for NOVEMBER!
UP BOW ON E note using 4th finger:)
 
D scale! F# and C#
use 4th finger going UP and open string going DOWN!
JOLLY OLD ST. NICK Christmas song:)
 
 
 
 

5th Grade Homework

D scale with C# and F# using 4th finger going up and open string going down:)
 
Scale variations:
double bows 
single bows
 
Play RHYTHMS ONLY using A string  #24 Friend who moved way and #25 ancient dance
Play Tropical Island for FUN!
9/15
D scale with F# and C#
000, high 2nd finger, 4th finger on ALL STRINGS! 
THANK YOU!!
 
TEST! 24A
Focus on the 2nd row and 4th row. Play slowly. hold the half notes!
 
#24 AND SIGHT READ #25!!! AWESOME CLASS!!!
 
10/7/15
#24A PLAY AND SAY to refine!
#25 AWESOME READ and playing!!! YAHOO!
Play with CD too. 
CONTINUE practicing #24A and #25  amazing class!!!
 
Jingle bells
Ode to Joy
Sight read~ O come all ye Faithful