2018-2019 Lesson 15 (Jan. 12th)

1. Technique: hammer-on and pull-offs. Tip-joint perpendicular to the fretboard, specially finger 3 and 4. 

2. Scales, learn with the finger that is written and the chords at the end.  

3. Repertoire: 3 new songs. Look at the pencil markings and make it sound better! It’s all great already!

2018-2019 Lesson 7

1. Warm-up/Technique

2. “Study in A minor”, practice slow, with a loud clear sound and keep your hand aligned with the strings. 

3. “Moonlight”, memory work! Practice with a nice clear tone. 

4. Choose a piece from lever 1 to start working on. Why not a Waltz? 

2018-2019 Lesson 6

1. New Warm-up/Technique Exercise: pick to adjacent strings and play them together 4 times, add left hand fingers gradually on the bottom string. 

2. “Carousel Waltz” Careful with your right arm. Keep it on the sticker and don’t rush!

3. Read and learn “Study in Am” and “Moonlight” 

2018-2019 Lesson 5

1. Warm-up/technique: shifting twice to up to 12th fret and back.

2. Carousel Waltz, elbow and holding 4th finger down. 

3. “Oasis Express”, legatto on circules parts and ending with closing hands. 

4. “Pettit blues” practice and learn it. 

2018-2019 Lesson 2

1. Warm-up/Technique: Free Stroke and loud sounds!

2. “Oasis-express”, add dynamics to the piece. Think of waves and go loud as notes go higher and soft as they go lower.

3. Rhythm, ex. 73-73, compose with eight-notes in 3/4 time signature.

2017-2018 Summer Lesson 6 (Aug. 30th)

1. Warm-up/Technique: prepare next finger to be close to next fret.

2. Sight-reading: Ex. 25-27

3. Rhythm: Exercises 69-72

4. New song: “First Exercise on the E String“, keep thumb (“p” finger) on the string indicated by: p(3), or p(5), during arpeggio sessions.

Remember, you are a great student so far! I’m proud of your progress! Keep it going, you have played over 10 songs already!

2017-2018 Summer Lesson 3 (Aug. 10th)

1. Warm-up/technique. Don’t respect right hand fingers and keep all fingers round! Pick a high AND a low string.

2. Promenade: try having your thumb (“p” finger) rested on a string when playing melodies. In the music look at the symbols: p(6), p(2), p(3)...

3. Dance of the Islands: Don’t rush in the beginning! Practice loud (forte) and half-loud (mezzo-forte) sounds