2017-2018 Lesson 14: Abigail Chen

RCM Musicianship:

RCM Repertoire:

RCM Technique:

Notes & Makeups

Performance Class 

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MUSICIANSHIP

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests (hold)

    1. Level 2: Sets 8-10

    2. Dustin will bring these sets next week

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TECHNIQUE

  1. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. MEMORIZE: ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps

      2. F Major - 1 flat

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats

      4. B Minor - 2 sharps

      5. D minor - 1 flat

      6. G minor - 2 flats?

  2. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
      1. Don't slide on the keys
      2. Relax shoulders
      3. Forward wrist on finger 5 RH.
    2. LEGATO: m.m. 60 per quarter note
      1. Don't raise your fingers off the keys.
      2. Keep your wrists moving up and down for each pattern
      3. Don't play too softly just because we're going faster. 

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REPERTOIRE  

  1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

    1. Learn four measures a day, hands alone and then together. You'll have this learned in 4 days!
  2. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

    1. Page 1

      1. Forward wrists on all chords (harmonic notes)

      2. You're missing almost all of the staccato markings! Please pay careful attention to this. 

      3. See all pencil markings

      4. Do all dynamics! 

    2. Page 2

      1. Learn LH

      2. Plan 4 measures a day hands together. You'll be done in 4 days! :)

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REVIEW - once a week with your music

  1. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C
    1. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)
      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)

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      READING (no assignments)

      1. *Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

        1. No. 6 - follow the instructions in the practice video above. 
      2. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

        1. Dustin send link to order.
      3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 1B

        1. REDO: 68-69
        2. PREPARE: 75-End!
        3. 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! :)

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      THEORY (no assignment)

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