Music and Reviews from Clare, Limerick, Waterford and sometimes further afield

Monday, September 27, 2010

Swinging Strings at Ennis NS

Ennis National School
'Swinging Strings' begins!
The "Swinging Strings" music programme got off to a great start with all three 4th classes taking part in their first lesson. Mr. Blake's classroom was transformed into a music studio for the morning and each class in turn came in for their session. To begin, thirty mats were placed on the floor with a violin on each.

Pupils stood beside a mat each, and were taught how to hold the instrument in 'rest' and in 'play' positions. They learned the names of the strings and how to play 'pizzicato' (plucking the strings). They listened to music on CD and played along with some Vivaldi.

Smiles all round!

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