2017-2018 Lesson 7: Katie Moore

Performance Class:

  1. November 19th, DiMenna Center
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Notes & Makeups

  1. Needs makeup: Schedule close to the Assessment in November

Books on Loan

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 READING 

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests Level 3

    1. Practice set's 9-10
  2. Lesson & Musicianship 4

    1. PREPARE: Unit 3
      1. Finish the pages we haven't done.
  3. Solos 3 & 4

  4. *Czerny

    1. No. 25: speed building practice chart
    2. Remember the down, up, up motions 
    3. Lighter and playful 
    4. Build up to m.m. 100

MUSICIANSHIP (no assignment)

  1. Chord Progression Improvisation (no assignment)

    1. Choose a chord progression: i, ii, vi, V, I for example. 
    2. Experiment with an accompaniment and all different forms of inversions. 
    3. Choose a melody based on the chord progression. 
  2. Rhythm (no assignment)

    1. Left off at 128
    2. Solfege (no assignment)

      1. Chapter 8
        1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100
    3. Ear Training (no assignment)

    TECHNIQUE

    1. Thumb-Thumb

      1. Be patient with yourself. 
      2. Vary the pressure from strong to light. 
      3. Keep the joint out. 
    2. Level 3: 

      1. B-flat Major - RH finger 1 on F.
      2. Review ALL technique at the final tempi. 
      3. HIGH LOUD: do one high-loud on broken triads.
      4. HIGH LOUD: do two high-loud scales hands together. 
        1. High Loud:
          1. attack the key from the highest point of your lift. Don't prepare the attack too closely to the keys. 
        2. Close Loud
        3. Legato 
    3. C Major Technique (no assignment)

      1. Follow the new instructions in your copied music
      2. V-7 arpeggios 2nd inversion descending Hanon No. 9
        1. m.m. 92, four notes per tic
        2. One time through focus on keeping your body and face relaxed. 
        3. One time through focus on fingers and let your face be free. 
        4. Repeat steps 2 and 3

    REPERTOIRE

    1. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159

      1. Learn learn learn with correct fingering! 
    2. *Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

      1. More contrast to soft sections. 
      2. Staccato on quarter notes? 
    3. Song of the Twilight by Yoshinao Nakada (L. 3 List C)

      1. (hold)
    4. **Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

      1. Ghost notes in LH
      2. m. 18 - don't slow down the tempo.
      3. mm. 16-17 you forgot the crescendo.  
    5. **Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

      1. LH ghost notes.
      2. Much better this week. 
    6. **Left Alone by Joyce Grill (L. 3 Etude)

      1. Think of this piece in 2 beats - practice counting out loud - 1 and 2.
      2. Don't let the tempo slow between beats 4 and 1 of each measure. 
      3. More rit. at the end and top voices. 
    7. **Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

      1. m. 14 - don't make the A staccato in RH
      2. LH ghost notes 
    8. Debussy

      1. mm. 92 - beginning to end.
      2. Go to sections that need work
      3. mm. 59 - end find the melody within the phrase and keep the 16th notes quiet and relaxed. 
    9. Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2 in G Major by Muzio Clementi (just review until after the assessment)

      1. To end of first movement taking advantage of keeping your wrists and shoulders relaxed. 

    10. To a Wild Rose (no assignment)

      1. Learn 2nd page! 
    11. Haydn (just review until after your assessment)

      1. Let's get started again.   
    12. REVIEW - one a day. (little study by schumann)

      1. Handel, L 3
      2. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major
      3. Faure Dolly Suite
      4. Turkish Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)
      5. Kuhlau, movement 2
      6. "Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart 
      7. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby
      8. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby
      9. **Little Study by Schumann
      10. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven
      11. *Adieu by Bergmuller 
      12. Sonatina Op. 55 No. 1 by Kuhlau
      13. *Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

      14. Melodie Antique Francaise by Tchaikovsky
      15. Innocence by Bergmuller
      16. Pastorale by Bergmuller
      17. La Candeur by Bergmuller

      18. Arabesque by Bergmuller

    Prospective Repertoire

    1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"
    2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11, (7 - after 11 but also needs one with LH 16ths)

    THEORY

    1. Lessons with Lucas