2017-2018 Lesson 22: Emma Chen

Books on Loan

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests Level 2 (same as in Abby's guide)

Performance Class

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2

    1. Use the bookmark your mom saved for doing ear training online. 
    2. Do Set 9
  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. **SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Practice slowly

        2. No bleeding tones!!

        3. Fix your fingering. 

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Careful of your RH fingering. 

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flat - B, E

        1. Learn with correct fingering and no bleeding tones.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

  3. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note
      1. remember to move wrists up and down smoothly
    2. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 108 per 8th note
      1. Wrist needs to be up on RH finger 5 please!
      2. Don't overlap any notes. Don't let the sound bleed into the next sound.
    3. SPRINTS
      1. Don't expect this to be perfect. It's more about exploring how to have good form while you're playing uncomfortably fast.
      2. Go as fast as you can! Three times through. :)
      3. Align your body! Shoulder position!
      4. Fingers close to the keys. 
      5. Wrists up on RH finger five.
      6. LEAN INTO THE KEYS
  4. *Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

    1. New pencil markings.
  5. *Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

    1. See new pencil markings. 
  6. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

    1. Fix all pencil markings and treat them as "spots." At least 3 times correct for each spot.  
  7. *Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

    1. See all your new pencil markings.   
  8. *Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 7
      1. Fix the green pen. 
      2. Remember to keep your wrists high when you play staccato. 
  9. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: Unit 1
  10. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. ***REDO: 10 - fix your dynamics!
    2. PREPARE: 14 - 15

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet
    1. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2
    2. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)
    3. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

    4. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist
    5. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole
    6. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau