This FREE cheat sheet is great to print out and hand to beginning string students: violin, viola, cello, and bass. I asked my students to keep this in their music folder so that they can reference it during rehearsal and when theyre practicing at home.
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Balloon Popping meter: as the children sing well, a leader pulls on the ribbon from behind. If the kids have mastered a song, the balloon makes it to the top, where it is popped. If all the songs are mastered, the kids get tootsie "pops.