2017-2018 Lesson 25: Emma Chen

Books on Loan

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

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center

    1. Pieces:

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
    1. Pieces:

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Ballade by Bergmuller

    1. Play entire piece next week.
    2. Page 2: 
      1. RH melody - sing it!
      2. LH sticky staccato and quieter
      3. Riten.  = means to suddenly slow down.
  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. **Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

    1. Spot the LH notes in measure 7 (3-5 in-a-row correctly, for at least three days)

    2. Even tempo in measure 11

    3. Downbeats should be slightly accented, the up-beats are weaker. 

  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. Dynamics more contrasting. 
    2. descending scale: no bleeding tones (wrist up)
    3. Practice with your metronome. 
  8. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 7
      1. Transpose to the following keys F & B-flat with no pauses.  
  9. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2
  10. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  2. 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