Minnesota Public Radio has today’s music lesson up, and it is so much fun! Different sound techniques makes music richer and paints a more vivid picture. MPR put together sound clips and videos that highlight the difference between arco (using the bow to create sound) and pizzacato (plucking the strings with fingers) on string instruments. My challenge for my students today is to take one of the solo pieces you’re working on and adapt a section by utilizing pizzacato even if it isn’t specified. Leave me a comment and tell me which piece you chose, where you moved from arco to pizzacato, and how you think it changed the song as a whole. Be specific – and have fun!