2017-2018 Lesson 2: Abigail Chen

*MUSICIANSHIP

  1. MUSICIANSHIP HANDOUT

    1. Level 2: Set 3

    TECHNIQUE. 

    1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

      1. PREPARE: all of page 7 and D Harmonic & Melodic Minor on page 8
        1. Position is looking good! 
        2. Your sound needs to be more confident. 
        3. LH descending - you sometimes make mistakes. 
        4. LH descending - no pedal fingers
    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. Jazz Invention No. 2 

      1. Learn hands together for next week!
    2. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (L.2 List C)

      1. Place your hands in your lap and play the RH and LH alone in your mind first. 
      2. Clap the missing smallest subdivisions (on ties, rests and missing subdivisions). 
      3. Hands together next time.
    3. The Highlands by Christopher Norton (L.2 Etude)

      1. RH - prepare at m.m. 100 with all wrists markings and dynamics.
      2. LH - fix all your counting
        1. Fix orange marker
        2. review all red pen
        3. CAREFULLY look at ALL phrase markings because you are missing some of the two-note slurs.. 
    4. *REVIEW - once a week

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

      2. CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration

      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)