I just started teaching violin lessons this year. One of my students will practice for hours and come to her lesson feeling quite prepared, only she isn't even coming close to hitting the notes. I say, "high first, low second, high second, high third, etc. ...Sharp, flat." The lessons go like this every week. Last week I taped every last half step onto her instrument and told her to plant her fingers on the tape. This week, still the same.
What I really want is for her to hear the tune and to be able to recognize when she is not playing the correct note. How do you teach this? I have perfect pitch, so I have no clue why someone could not hear that a note is nowhere near the correct pitch.
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