2018-2019 Lesson 13: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. NFRPE entire piece hands alone.

      2. 4 measures at a time, only

  2. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

    2. NO ASSIGNMENT

  3. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. DO REVIEW SET 2 & SET 1

      1. TAKE MORE TIME BEFORE YOU START AND

  4. *Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  5. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. PRACTICE BELOW - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 40 PER QUARTER NOTE.

    2. m. 37 - fix LH notes and RH staccato

    3. m. 38 - fix LH notes (F) and RH detached notes

    4. m. 39 - practice hands alone first. Fix LH notes. Fix RH articulation.

  6. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  7. 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)