2017-2018 Lesson 2: Katie Moore

Start with Debussy next week.

Books on loan - Repertoire Book 3

 READING 

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

    1. Practice set's 1 and 2
    2. Sight reading needs to be prepared in our head first!
  2. Lesson & Musicianship 4

    1. PREPARE: page 35
  3. Solos 3 & 4

  4. Czerny

    1. No. 24
      1. Fix circles in your LH.
      2. Slowly work up speed.  

MUSICIANSHIP

  1. Chord Progression Improvisation

    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 (no assignment)

    1. C Major Technique (page 5 start with next lesson)

      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. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

      1. Learn mm. 1-17 hands together and up to 37 hands alone.
    2. Song of the Twilight by Yoshinao Nakada (L. 3 List C)

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

      1. Accent modal shifts
      2. Explode with dynamics
      3. The 16th notes outside of the accented 3rd scale degrees - keep them lighter and more playful!
      4. Lean in with your body slightly. 
      5. See black pen.
    4. Handel (L. 3 List A)

      1. Extend the RH quarter notes at the ends of phrases so it doesn't sound like Czerny no. 3
    5. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

      1. Lean in!
      2. LH is way too light. 
      3. Totally even in tempo!
    6. Left Alone by Joyce Grill (L. 3 Etude)

      1. Add pedal.
      2. Remember the 8th note melodies - don't rush them. They are heavy and each one is important! 
    7. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

      1. See pencil.
    8. ***Debussy

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

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

      17. 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