2017-2018 Lesson 27: 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: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

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

Lesson Assignments:

  1. ***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. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

  2. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

    1. 2nd page: learn the RH chords as we corrected them. Do this before you start to sing the words. 
    2. Go to the end of the 2nd page!
  3. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

    1. First page: Remember that the RH is the star here... the RH makes the big dynamic changes, while the LH keeps in the background. 
    2. m. 13, for example, needs to RING OUT in the RH. 
    3. Your goal this week is to practice starting at any measure of the piece and memorization 
  4. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

    1. Please see ALL pencil markings. 
    2. practice with m.m. 96, focusing on good hand position and shoulders down.
    3. Keep the same metronome and focus on all expression. 
    4. Speed up the metronome to m.m. 112 and keep good position
    5. Then to m.m. 126
  5. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

    1. m. 4 LH is staccato
    2. m. 11 RH needs to lift
    3. Work up your tempo to m.m. 120
    4. Memorize
    5. Practice starting from any measure. 

On Hold:

  1. *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
  2. *Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

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

    2. Practice 

  3. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

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

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

*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)