2017-2018 Lesson 24: 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. Ballade by Bergmuller

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

    1. Use the bookmark your mom saved for doing ear training online. 
    2. Do Set 10
  3. *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. Sharps on the first black notes in each set. 

        2. Where is finger 4?

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Careful of your RH fingering. 

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

        1. Hands alone practice.

        2. Prepare hands together. 

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn Hands Together.

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

  4. *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
  5. *Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

    1. See the new pencil.
    2. Memorize it!
    3. Pass it off next week.
  6. *Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

    1. Play through with a goal of:
      1. Tidy Attacks
      2. Then, forward high wrists in the RH
      3. Then, expression!
    2. Fix the LH notes in measure 7 
  7. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

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

    1. Memorized with extreme expression next week!   
  9. *Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 7
      1. Keep LH p the entire time.
      2. Pass off next week.
      3. Transpose to the following keys: D, F & B-flat 
  10. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2 (no assignment)

  11. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 17-21

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