2017-2018 Lesson 8: Abigail Chen

Notes & Makeups

  1. Dustin cancelled November 1st. Needs makeup. 

Performance Class

  1. Sunday, November 19th, DiMenna Center, Cary Hall
  2. Play your RCM exam pieces. 

MUSICIANSHIP

  1. MUSICIANSHIP HANDOUT

    1. Level 2: Set 8

      1. GO SLOWER! You don't need to go very fast with this.
    2. Clapbacks:

      1. Work on this with Dustin  

    3. Playbacks:

      1.  See the audio below. 

TECHNIQUE. 

  1. ***Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. ***FORMULA PATTERNS
      1. THESE NEED LOTS OF WORK. Please do both C and G, three times correctly each day.
      2. Set the metronome to 60 and play these two notes per beat with tidy attacks, wrists up and fingers curved. How is your fingering? 
    2. **TONIC TRIADS
      1. These also need lots of work 
      2. Technique needs to be perfect on the first try. 
  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. RH should stand out above the LH. 
    2. Only pedal one time each measure
    3. See the blue pen
    4. LH forward wrists on each chord 
  2. Ecossaise in G Major by L. V. Beethoven (List A)

    1. WRISTS UP IN THIS PIECE!
    2. LH SECOND FINGER DOWN WHEN YOU'RE NOT USING IT! :)
    3. Fix the rhythm in your LH - last system
    4. LEARN ENTIRE THING HANDS TOGETHER, NO FASTER THAN M.M. 80
    5. SEE RED PEN
  3. Jazz Invention No. 2 (L.2 List C)

    1. MEASURES 5-7: BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS SECTION WITH THE CORRECT FINGERING AND RHYTHM, THREE TIMES EACH DAY. M.M. 63
  4. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (L.2 List C)

    1. Fix ALL the orange markings.
  5. The Highlands by Christopher Norton (L.2 Etude)

    1. MEASURES 11-18 ARE REALLY ROUGH! PLEASE DO ALL SLURS AND BUILD YOUR TEMPO. 
  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)