2017-2018 Lesson 26: 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, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

    1. mm. 3-5
      1. Close Loud hands together with RH pp and LH strong for each note. 
      2. Staccato practice in both hands
      3. Repeat number 1 above. 
      4. High Loud in LH and RH pp
      5. Legato at a medium tempo - with correct dynamics - 3 TIMES
      6. Accent / Rhythm #1 - RH pp
      7. Accent / Rhythm #2 - RH pp
      8. Accent / Rhythm #5 - RH pp - remember the long notes are CLOSE LOUD
        1. LH ALONE FIRST, THEN TOGETHER
      9. Accent / Rhythm #6 - RH pp
        1. H ALONE FIRST, THEN TOGETHER
      10. Accent / Rhythm #7 - RH pp
        1. H ALONE FIRST, THEN TOGETHER
      11. Repeat step number 5 above.
      12. Do a little speed building! 
    2. mm. 87-91
      1. Close Loud hands together with RH pp and LH strong for each note. 
      2. Staccato practice in both hands
      3. Repeat number 1 above. 
      4. High Loud in LH and RH pp
      5. Legato at a medium tempo - with correct dynamics - 3 TIMES
      6. Accent / Rhythm #1 - RH pp
      7. Accent / Rhythm #2 - RH pp
      8. Accent / Rhythm #5 - RH pp - remember the long notes are CLOSE LOUD
        1. H ALONE FIRST, THEN TOGETHER
      9. Accent / Rhythm #6 - RH pp
        1. H ALONE FIRST, THEN TOGETHER
      10. Accent / Rhythm #7 - RH pp
        1. H ALONE FIRST, THEN TOGETHER
      11. Repeat step number 5 above.
      12. Do a little speed building! 
    3. Play through entire piece at slow motion tempo with ALL expressive markings... SO IMPORTANT!
  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. 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

    3. **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. 

    4. *Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

      1. Fix all pencil markings and treat them as "spots." At least 3 times correct for each spot.  
    5. *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. 

      On Hold:

      1. *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
      2. Czerny Op. 823

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

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

        1. PREPARE: 22-27
      5. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2

        1. Use the bookmark your mom saved for doing ear training online. 
        2. Do Set 10

      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