2017-2018 Lesson 5: Abigail Chen

MUSICIANSHIP

  1. MUSICIANSHIP HANDOUT

    1. Level 2: Set 5

      1. These are sounding better! Just remember NOT to start over if you make a mistake.
      2. Slow the tempo down. You don't need to play these quickly! 

TECHNIQUE. 

  1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: all of page 7, 8 and 9
      1. THESE NEED TO BE CORRECT ON THE FIRST TRY!
      2. FINGERING IS SO IMPORTANT. PLEASE LEARN IT CORRECTLY.
  2. Hanon No. 1 (no assignment)

    1. Hands together now at m.m. 126, one note per beat
      1. RH - don't slide on finger 4. Rounder fingers please!
      2. Tidy Attacks. Please be sure that both RH and LH play at the exact same time. 

REPERTOIRE  

  1. Quiet Lagoon by Jon George (List B)

    1. LH IS NOT PREPARED. Please have it next week with no stops
    2. RH practice using the pedal.
  2. Ecossaise in G Major by L. V. Beethoven (List A)

    1. RH practice super slowly with the correct articulation - 5 times in-a-row correctly
    2. LH is light and detached!
    3. Learn to the end hands alone  
  3. Jazz Invention No. 2 (L.2 List C)

    1. One - two measures at a time, put this hands together. You're holding the tie for too long. 
  4. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (L.2 List C)

    1. Add all dynamics  
  5. The Highlands by Christopher Norton (L.2 Etude)

    1. To the end hands together. 
  6. *REVIEW - once a week

    1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

    2. CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

    3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
    4. CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
    5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
    6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
    7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

READING (no assignment)

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 1B

    1. Sight-read Prepare: 63, 68-69, 70, 73, 74
    2. Treat these as sight-reading assignments so if you make a mistake, don't stop. Only stop at the end and then fix the mistakes in your mind before you try again! :)

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)