2017-2018 Lesson 28: 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:
      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin
      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton
      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

    1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART
  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

    1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART 
  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

    1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART
  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

    1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART 

On Hold:

  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. *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
  3. *Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

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

    2. Practice 

  4. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

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

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
  6. 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)