2017-2018 Lesson 28: Emma Chen

Books on Loan

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

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
    1. Pieces:
      1. Ballade Op. 100 No. 15 by Johann Burgmuller
      2. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike
      3. Little Piece No. 3 by Bela Bartok
      4. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert

Lesson Assignments:

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

    1. Follow your spotting and section work chart 
  2. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

    1. Follow your spotting and section work chart 
  3. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

    1.  GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE PIECE AND FOCUS ON EXPRESSION MARKINGS. 
  4. 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. *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. *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. Czerny Op. 823

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

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

      1. PREPARE: 22-27
    7. 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