String Student Practice Resource

String Student Practice Resource

Carolyn Confer
[email protected]
Penn Central Middle School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:



Middle School






30 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Basic tuning skills
Familiarity with C, G, and D major scale fingerings
Basic vibrato technique

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.


Web site:


SWBAT use the web site “” as a practice tool.

SWBAT tune his/her instrument.

SWBAT play C, G, and D major scales in tune and with accurate rhythm and at the tempo of quarter note equals 80.

SWBAT demonstrate vibrato technique.


Introduction: 5 minutes

1. T directs students to open Safari and navigate to “”

2. T introduces web site and instructs students to walk through each activity on the site.

Activity: 25 minutes

3. T supervises and as ss complete each activity; T checks ss work.

4. T gives guidance during scale and vibrato work, corrects errors, and gives praise where due.

5. T provides ss with web site address for home use.


Were the students able to successfully tune their instruments?

Could the students read and perform the scale exercises?

Did the students practice their vibrato technique?

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