Reply To: Out of tune players
merimom suggested another game:
Another intonation (and shifting prep) game I like to play with my 6th graders is “radar”.
First they have to know how to “squeal” up the string, in proper form (ie. thumb staying with fingers, etc.)
Then, I will play a note on the A string with my first finger, anywhere along the string.
(I generally will stay somewhere in the neighborhood of I, II, III position so that the issue of thumb placement in higher positions doesn’t arise.)
The class job is to use their first finger and “lock in their radar” on the same note as quickly as possible, by sliding on the string until their sound matches mine.