With a pencil and a big eraser,
you can practice without a bow.
The bow touches your hand in a slanted line from the tip of the pinky
to the middle knuckle of the index finger.
The thumb goes on the frog, and it should have a little hill
not a valley
Tapping for Wrist Flexibility
Raise and lower the pencil by moving only the fingers.
(In the beginner version you moved your wrist. Now we're working on flexible
fingers, so the whole heel of your hand stays "glued" to the
your wrist "glued" to the table as you tap the pencil.
The motion is small; just half an inch is far enough.
Rotate back and forth. Every time you see
the back of your hand, that's one count. Every time you see your palm,
make sure your fingers are touching at the right places.
Rocket to the Moon
Start with the pencil on the floor. When you get the moon
(the top of your head) the angle of your wrist has changed, but your fingers
need to be in place.
Rocket on Earth
Rocket on the
When you return to Earth, make sure
there's enough room for a toy animal to pass between your thumb and pointer.
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