2017-2018 Lesson 24: Abigail Chen

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Final Recital:

Performance Class: THREE

 

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Lesson Assignments - we will start with the * items first at your next lesson.

  1. *Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Listen to the audio playback above (left off at set 9) 

    2. Practice 

  2. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  
  3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
  4. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  5. ***Technical Requirements Level 3: 

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

      1. **D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. **F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. **B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Start hands alone first. Then do it SLOWLY hands together. 

        2. Fingering will be tricky. So do THIS EVERY DAY.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

  6. *Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
      1. Forward wrist on finger 5 RH.
    2. LEGATO: m.m. 84per quarter note
      1. Wrist up on finger 5 in the RH. 
    3. SPRINTS
      1. play as fast as you can, thinking about wrists up, shoulders down, fingrs close to the keys. Three times
      2. TRY TO KEEP YOUR BEST FORM WHEN YOU DO THIS. RH 2ND FINGER IS COLLAPSED ON THE WAY DOWN.
  7. Morning Person 

    1. Have the first four measures of word done with the piano. Have fun but be patient! 
  8. *Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

    1. Make sure you do the correct counting between measures 6-7. Do this 3 times correctly each day.
    2. Add pedal to the entire piece!
    3. Don't rush the last beat of each measure. Remember you are floating in the air!!!!
    4. Fix the counting in measures 18-end.  
  9. *Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

    1. Follow your speed building practice chart.
  10. *I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

    1. Fix the LH position in measure 29
    2. Fix the RH notes in measure 15! :)
    3. Practice with m.m. 112 

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*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  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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      THEORY (no assignment)

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