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Nursery Rhymes on your Violin, Part 2

More Nursery Rhymes to master the minor 3rd interval

In this new video, Lorrie reinforces learning the 3rd minor interval with exciting nursery rhymes, such as Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick and Ring Around the Rosie, along with some interesting history about them!

Released on November 4, 2020

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Video Transcription

Hello, fellow violin lovers. Welcome back to part two of learning lots of songs using the interval of a minor third and a perfect fourth. So as you remember in part one, we reviewed both the interval of the minor third ... So we'll play a three and a one. That's right. And the minor fourth. We're going to play it here on the first finger on the E string. One. And then the fourth finger, just like that.

Now with those two intervals, we can play this really cool song called Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick, Jack Jumped Over a Candlestick. And it is an old, old song from the 1500's. And what would happen is they would light a candle in the market place or at their houses, and they would jump over the candle. And if the candle stayed lit, that was good luck for the rest of the year. So let's try playing that song together. Okay? And we're going to play it on the E string. So put down your first finger and your third finger, very carefully, with very good hand position. Get your best bow hold and bring your boat down. And we're going to play three, three, one, one, three, three, one. Three, three, one, four, three, three, one. That's that song. It's just that much fun to play.

And then I want to show you an even older song, which is from around the 1300's. And it is called Ring Around the Rosie, and kids play this and run in a circle and fall down at the end. So let's try that now, but let's not fall down at the end. Okay. So again, we're going to play on our first E string here. We're going to put our first finger down and our third finger down. Bring your bow down to the E string, and here we go. We're going to play three, three, one, four, three, one. We're going to play that again. Three, three, one, four, three, one. Now we're going to play three, one, three, one, one, three, three, and to get the last note you want to move your bow to the A string and move your third finger over to the A string and play a three.

Well thank you for joining me in learning these tunes. And I hope that you'll practice them a lot and play them for other people.

If you want, there is a free sheet music download for the music in this video from virtualsheetmusic.com.
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Lorrie Gunn - host, on November 12, 2020 @9:29 am PST
Hi Kerry! Thank you again. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed this video. Hopefully the other videos will be helpful as well. Take care, Lorrie
KERRY PAUMEN on November 11, 2020 @11:48 am PST
Thank you again Lorrie...you are the best teacher!!! Looking forward to #3. You make this fun and I am learning!!
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