2018-2019 Lesson 15

1. Warm-up/technique: change of positions going all the way to 12th fret.

2. Sight-reading: exercises 24-26

3. “Ukrainian Melody”, practice on a steady rhythm with the best fingers. Be able to play to end. 

4. Keep playing “old” songs. 

2018-2019 Lesson 12

1. Technique: keep fingers close to next fret and make your tip-joint perpendicular to the string!

2. Torito, video 1

3. Ukrainian Melody, video 2

4. Sight reading: exercises 22-24

5. Keep playing lesson 62 and be careful with your technique! 

2018-2019 Lesson 11

1. Warm-up/Technique: No flat fingers! Tip-joint on the fretboars perpendicular. “Like an eye”

2. “lesson 62”, keep practicing and focus on rounding up your fingers. Go slow so you can have all notes sounding evenly  

3. “Torito”: have fun and keep right hand steady o. The arpeggio. Left hand moves as a block. 

4. Sight-reading: Exercises 19-21

2018-2019 Lesson 7

1. Warm-up/Technique: focus on your round fingers and playing with the fingertip! 

2. “Lesson 62”, use the video if you have problem. Remember that you have 2 other chords only to learn. 

3. Sight reading: ex- 15-18

2018-2019 Lesson 6

1. Warm-up/Technique: make sure to play with your fingertips and have your fingers round. 

2. When playing the songs you already know, practice using your fingers round and play with fingertips! 

3. Lesson 62: work on it slowly, check your thumb flat on the back. make sure to hold fingers down tightly.

 

2018-2019 Lesson 1

1. Warm-up/Technique: make sure you are in a great posture and your fingers are always round. You can play Ode to Joy as part of your warm-up, make sure you focus on the fingers! 

2. “Prelude No. 9”, prepare the next finger. Watch the video from previous lesson to help if needed. Go Slow first, and then challenge yourself with speed! 

3. “Dance of the Islands”, focus on where the problem is. Go slow at it first and make it work! Last circled part needs practice. Finger 3 in the La! 

2017-2018 Lesson 14

1. Technique: tip joint needs to be like a nail against a wall! Think about it and practice this way. No need for speed.

2. Work on the last part of “Dance of the Islands”.

3. Prelude No. 9: 

2017-2017 Lesson 11

1. Technique: keep your fingers close to the fretboard. Try and not move the hand, only the fingers.

3. Keep playing “Ode to Joy” and “Lightly Row”.

4. “Dance of the Islands”, work on the last part. Pay attention to FINGERS!