2017-2018 Lesson 25: Abigail Chen

Books on Loan:

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

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center

    1. Pieces:

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
    1. Pieces:

 

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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 - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        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. FIX FINGERING.

      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 (one measure at a time)

    1. Ta the melody and clap the beat
    2. say the words and clap the beat
    3. ta the melody and play the RH (no pitch)
    4. say the words and play the RH (no pitch)
    5. clap the beat and ta the pitch
    6. clap the beat and sing the words
    7. play the RH chords and sing the words
      1. Repeat with LH alone
      2. Repeat with HT 
  8. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

    1. MELODY - RH
    2. RH finger 5 - wrist up
    3. LH is quiet.  
  9. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

    1. M.M. 138 - LIMIT.
  10. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

    1. FIX ALL PENCIL  

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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)