Summer 2016-2017 Lesson 3: Emma Chen

MUSICIANSHIP (no assignment)

  1. Musicianship Handout: Level 2: Set 3 (no assignment)

READING

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 1B

    1. Sight-read Prepare: 70, 73, 74, 75 and 78-79
    2. Treat these as sight-reading assignments so if you make a mistake, don't stop. Only stop at the end and then fix the mistakes in your mind before you try again! :)

TECHNIQUE

  1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: F M., D h.m and D m.m. at metronome marking. 80, two notes per beat. 
      1. Start by practicing close loud at m.m. 100, one note per beat.
      2. Keep your wrist up when your thumb plays in both hands.
      3. Aim for smooth sound and even tempo. 
  2. Hanon No 1

    1. Hands together with tidy attacks.
    2. Wrists up. 
    3. Don't pull on the keys

REPERTOIRE

  1. Far Away by Teresa Richert (Etude Level 1)

    1. Start to learn!
  2. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

    1. Rondo: Allegro
      1. CODA:
        1. WRIST NEEDS TO BE UP ON FINGER 5!
        2. Dynamics need to be better (I'm not hearing the soft sounds!)
      2. Play through entire movement! 
  3. Invention in C Major by Renée Christopher (L.2 List C

    1. WRISTS UP PLEASE
    2. Staccato markings are sometimes ignored. Don't ignore them. 
    3. THEN.... start to increase your tempo up to m.m. 100

PROSPECTIVE REPERTOIRE

  1. Ladies in Waiting by William Gillock (L.2 Etude)

  2. Menuetto in C by W. A. Mozart (Level 2)

REVIEW

  1. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2
  2. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race
  3. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet
  4. POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist
  5. Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole