2017-2018 Lesson 2: Emma Chan

Dustin - bring L.2 repertoire book next week

TECHNIQUE

  1. *Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: all of page 7 and  D Harmonic and Melodic Minor on page 8
      1. Careful of blurring the notes together when you descend.
      2. Relax your left elbow - it's a bit too high. 
      3. More confident sound! Not f but still strong. 
  2. Hanon No 1 (no assignment)

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

REPERTOIRE

  1. New list A piece next week

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

    1. Watch your new practice video. Think F major scale!! 
  3. Invention in A Minor by Frederick Silverster (L.2 List C)

    1. Learn hands alone and then together for your next lesson!
    2. Think about good hand position.
  4. Invention in C Major by Renée Christopher (L.2 List C)

    1. RH wrist needs to be UP
    2. REDO all the RH phrase markings. 

*REVIEW (once a week WITH your music)

  1. Menuetto in C Major by W.A. Mozart (L.2 List B)
  2. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2
  3. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race
  4. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet
  5. POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist
  6. Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole
  7. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

MUSICIANSHIP (no assignment)

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

READING (no assignment)

  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! :)