2017-2018 Lesson 27: 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: 6:30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Etude in C Major

      2.  

Final Recital

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

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

    1. mm. 19-23 - everything short!
    2. mm. 87-90 = do the diminuendo. At the end of the section, make it staccato.
    3. 4th system 1st page - very short and do the crescendo
    4. mm. 24-27 - each note smashing the roaches!
    5. Middle section - roaches in love - RH make it sound like a string instrument. 
    6. WHAT IS A BALLADE? 
    7. Work up tempo. 
  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. Watch your practice video and focus on extreme dynamics!!!!! 

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

      1. RH cannot have KARATE CHOP 5TH FINGERS! - see m. 2 and 6 for example. 
      2. m. 3 - PIANO!
      3. M. 4 AND 8, you're playing too many notes in the RH.
      4. we need HUGE contrasts in dynamics, especially in the beginning 8 measures of the piece!
      5. m. 16, do the fermata!  
    5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

      1. Have confidence in your PIANO playing as much as you do your FORTE playing

      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