Welcome to Strings!

                                                         2021 - 2022
           I am happy we will have beginning and continuing strings this year. 
 Anyone in 4th grade 
can join.  And any 5th grader who played last year
can sign up again.   
 Questions?    My email is    abeelcm@pwcs.edu

      Check out these videos by the US Air Force Orchestra-
  Violin https://youtu.be/KKG_BxJubEI
Viola https://youtu.be/W8BufEHzcO8
Cello https://youtu.be/NIvUX2HdTUk
Bass https://youtu.be/2y8spZAK134

Below is a Power Point with more information and link to sign up for strings class.
         Classes start the week of September 6th.                      
 See you soon!  -       Ms. Abeel
4th grade PowerPoint

5th Grade Power Point

Cello.pngI miss all of my  all of my strings students!   Songs and videos are being added each week, so check back to see what is new.      Email me:    abeelcm@pwcs.edu

Summer 2020

Thank you for a wonderful year 4th and 5th grade Strings!
If you have an instrument, I hope you will enjoy playing along with all the videos posted during the last few months.
If you don't have an instrument, be assured there will be one available at school in the fall for you.

Week of June 1rst
LAST WEEK OF PLAYING! Parents will receive an email with instrument drop off instructions. All school instruments will be returned to school.
Music Games: Music Trivia, Name that Tune
Preview of next year Strings
Favorites from this year
Have a great summer!

Week of May 25th
4th Grade - Baby Shark
Music and Song have been emailed to students
Fight Song

5th Grade - Sound Effects Story Share
Hold My Hand - Level 2 (Ab, Bb)
Sailor Song

Week of May 18th

4th Grade
Bile 'Em Cabbage -
Violin Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1E3fb0EjgE&list=PLViJJpGGLF9udYPhAdPKrk1O5SxgJQqRk&index=1
Viola https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVB9An2cYh0&list=PLViJJpGGLF9udYPhAdPKrk1O5SxgJQqRk&index=2
Cello https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6MgOHegcfQ
Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bN31UTUyPA

Continue I Dare You and Fight Song

5th Grade
Finish up your Western Adventure Sound Effects
Continue Sailor Song
Week of May 11th
4th and 5th Grade
Fight Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLgdgC9D_4
I Dare You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md4DZr2T35Q&t=39s

5th Grade Western Adventure - stay tuned for video tomorrow
Sound Effects Assignment - will be emailed tomorrow

Week of May the 4th be with You!
Lesson: How to Master a Song Challenge Song: We Will Rock You (from Movie Themes) 4th & 5th
Song: Adams Family (from Movie Themes) 4th & 5th Song Challenge: Star Wars Theme (from Movie Themes) 5th Sailor Song - continue 5th

May the 4th videos  -   Watch and Tell Me which one is your favorite.  Why?

Violin   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzQahpxucKk

2 Cellos  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgAlQuqzl8o

Bass   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IPeuqcLxm

Violin x4   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6K89gumQ2M

Symphony   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTiRrlgbYIM

Week of April 27th - Thursday Zoom chat and play times - 4th grade at 11:00am,
5th grade is now 11:30 - 12:00noon.
Lesson: Tricks to help your left hand
Songs: Dance to the Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOs2O7A_fm0
5th Grade: Dance to the Music (above) and continue Sailor Song

Week of April 20th - Join our Thursday Zoom classes - 4th Grade at 11:00am,
5th Grade at 11:45am
The links will be emailed to your parents.
Lesson: How to Tune your Instrument
Songs: Stayin' Alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8vuBqRPt4U
Ghostbusters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPWmX0NvjjU

Week of April 13th -     Here are some You Tube songs to play along with by Mr. Runolfson.  Good luck!

Week of March 30th - Here are some links to websites that are useful for music students.  These are provided courtesy of our PWCS Office for Fine and Performing Arts!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_Aj8_Q4_lCS0n47oVdX8g/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0  This is a link to a youtube channel that shows you how to tune your instrument.  Please e-mail me if you need help walking through tuning your instrument!

FlipGrid - 
FlipGrid instructions for students

Smart Music (Offering free trials)  Online performance-based assignment and assessment interface

Flat  Web-based music notation and composition tool – Free!

Music Games | PBS Kids   PBS resource for music games for younger students

Soundtrap for Education   Online recording and collaboration tool

The Music Interactive  Downloads available for strings and custom note ranges, including the game StaffWars v1.8

Sight Reading Factory (Offering free trials)  Exercises for sight reading and sight singing practice

Interactive Sites for Education - Music  Web-based interactive music activity site

Classics for Kids   Online resources and information for teaching classical music to children

Music Racer    Interactive game site to practice musical notes and terminology

NoteFlight (offering free access!)  Create, teach, and share music


www.essentialelementsinteractive.com – This is the website for our method book!  You can enter the code on the front page of our book to gain free access to extra music and to the background tracks for each song in our book.

Zoom  - Zoom is a great tool we can use for class meetings, and it's free to join.  I'll be sending more information about Zoom classes soon!