2018-2019 Lesson 10: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. Magnetic Rag

    1. Get rid of the pause in measure 6. Practice three times in-a-row correctly.

    2. No pause in measure 9-10.

    3. Fix the E-flat in measure 11

    4. Fix the notes in measure 12 (especially LH) and remember the tie on the G

  2. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Improvise within the scale of D-flat Major by doing the following:

      1. Set m.m. 100 and start to improvise within the scale. Experiment with different rhythms and speeds WITHIN the beat of the m.m. 100.

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. SEE YOUR PRACTICE VIDEO

  4. *Imagine

    1. TWO BEATS AT A TIME - ONLY

    2. Play RH first and sing

    3. Play LH and sing

    4. Play HT piano only

    5. Play HT and sing (5 times correctly)

    6. Make sure your pedal is correct!

  5. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics




On Hold:

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. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. 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

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

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

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

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








  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)








  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. 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)