2017-2018 Lesson 15: Katie Moore

Final Recital

  1. Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Guest Artist Class

Performance Class

Notes & Makeups

  1. Start your practice with Technique and treat Czerny as a technical exercise. Next, do your Four Star assignment, followed by repertoire in the following hierarchical order: Clementi Movement III, Bartok, Scarlatti, Debussy and other "*" items. 

Books on Loan

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TECHNIQUE (Scales)

  1. Hanon

    1. No. 14
      1. Do no's 1, 2, 15, 18 and 19 in your Rhythm and Accent Practice Guide.
  2. *Scales: Parallel

    1. Do 2 major and minor (natural form) scales each day
    2. Close Loud
    3. High Loud
    4. Apply any rhythm / accent practice you wish to scales. 
    5. Legato: m.m. 88, 2 notes per tick, then 3 then 4 (2, 3 and 4 octaves)
      1. One time for each scale: breathe in slowly to the top and out slowly to the bottom. 
    6. Staccato: m.m. 100, 2 notes per tick.
      1. C Major
      2. a minor
      3. G Major
      4. e minor
      5. D Major
      6. b minor
      7. A Major
      8. f-sharp minor
      9. E Major
      10. c-sharp minor 
      11. B Major / C-flat Major
      12. g-sharp / a-flat minor
      13. F-sharp / G-flat Major
      14. d-sharp / e-flat minor
      15. C-sharp / D-flat Major

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MUSICIANSHIP (four star)

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests Level 4

    1. Finish Set 4
    2. Go back to set's 1-3 and do extra sight-reading assignments.
  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

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    READING (Czerny)

    1. Lesson & Musicianship 4 (no assignment)

      1. LEFT OFF AT PAGE 60.
    2. Solos 3 & 4 (no assignment)

      1. PREPARE: page 32
    3. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 26: 
        1. Apply some rhythm / accent practice to 1-2 measures at a time.    
    4. Bartok, Mikrokosmos Vol. 1 (no assignment)

      1. No. 36 - the most important aspect of this piece is the expression, Add your own. 

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    THEORY

    1. One lesson needed with Tim from previous package

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    REPERTOIRE

    1. *Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3

      1. m. 5 - don't rush
      2. LH - bring it down a level in dynamic. 
      3. m. 6 - don't accent downbeat too much. All 16ths in the measure need to be sonorous
      4. m. 10, 12 - don't rush beats 2 and 3
      5. Rhythm / accent work 16ths.
      6. Some articulation
      7. Be able to start at any measure of the piece and play for at least 5 measures. 
      8. Practice similar sections back to back. 
    2. *Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 (Etude L.3)

      1. Start after Folk Dance
    3. *Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

      1. Learn for your next lesson.
    4. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

      1. Build to m.m. 56.
    5. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital)

      1. Hands together, SLOWLY, by doing one measure at a time, hands alone, making sure that the alone movements are there. 
      2. Learn 6 measures of the Allegro if you have time - hands alone.  
    6. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

      1. Dynamic contrast
      2. First trill 2nd page??
      3. m. 39 - take out the G
      4. m. 47 - LH release
      5. Overal lighter - LH 
    7. Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113, No. 1 Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (recital)

      1. Separate the layers of page one system 2. Shape the phrase with top and bottom voices. Accompaniment should be softer.
      2. "hit the ground running" when you start this piece.  
    8. Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major HobXVIII:11, Movement 3

      1. m. 1 - accent 1st and 2nd beats
      2. m. 2, 8, 10 - crescendo / pokey fingers
      3. m. 11: do the decrescendo and drop wrist into 2nd beat. 
      4. mm. 39-50 - accent practice on each subdivision of of the beat: 1, 2, 3, 4 (use rhythms 15-19 on this section). 

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    REVIEW

    Remove 3 from the list below
    1. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

    2. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

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

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

    5. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

    6. Faure Dolly Suite

    7. Turkish Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

    8. Kuhlau, movement 2

    9. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

    10. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

    11. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

    12. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

    13. **Adieu by Bergmuller

    14. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

    15. Melodie Antique Francaise by Tchaikovsky

    16. Innocence by Bergmuller

    17. Pastorale by Bergmuller

    18. La Candeur by Bergmuller

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    PROSPECTIVE REPERTOIRE

    1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"
    2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11