2017-2018 Lesson 30: Abigail Chen

Notes:

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.  Survey needed regarding events and workshops

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. ***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. 2

    1. Learn hands together.
  3. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping. 
      2. Wrists raises on each attack! 
      3. SLOW DOWN. 
      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED. 
  4. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  5. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

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

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

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

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. 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)