2018-2019 Lesson 18: Abigail Chen



Notes:


Lesson Assignments

  1. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  2. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  3. RCM List B - Level 4

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

      1. ms. 10-11 ta and clap the rhythm in RH before play it.

      2. SLOW MOTION PRACTICE learning this hands together in chunks of 2 ms. at a time. Think of NFRPE!

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

    1. Do Sets 6-7

  5. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

    2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  6. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. m. 6-7 Articulation

    2. m. 8 - RH fingering

    3. m. 36 -41 increase tempo by one tempo at a time.

    4. Finish to the end!

  7. 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?

  8. 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)