Beet, Für Elise:
Gorgeous! Nice phrasing. There could be a lot more character/sounds contrast in sections. (Ex: bar 15, CM section; then transition back into am section)
Seating: bodily position seems a hair too close to keyboard- sit further back about an inch, with weight going in toward keyboard; w bench further out (sit closer to edge of bench for both feet to be balanced)
- Discussion of strong/weak beats in 3/8, esp that first pickup into beat 1; then bar 2 elegance (no "accent" on beat 1- "land" elegantly- everything is smooth/legato)
- bass line, what to bring out in LH through RH melodic arpeggio
-character of all the different sections; legato everything
-b.60: LH As much lighter; use the 321321 fingering but angle hand taller so that you have more contact w the key. RH: (~b.65) finger so that melody can be as legato as possible
-am arpeggios in RH: sit further back; after using thumb tuck it under and raise elbow position higher as you go up, to create smoothness (and not be 'clunky'); practice all at one steady tempo to get the passage without getting 'stuck'
-*there was an extra "doodle" in the pickup before the recap- pls look over! Also pls use LH distribution as indicated; you have lots of time between all these phrases to 'breathe'; use pedal to help connect sections which need it, when there is a large hand gap
Beethoven, Minuet in G:
-Nice! What is a 'minuet'? Pls look up several dancers dancing 'minuets' to get the elegance/character of them.
-another discussion on strong/weak in 3/4, and what to bring out/why- overall everything lighter/more "gracious"/graceful
-ALL thumbs lighter! The final beats 2-3 are offshoots of beat 1, so MUCH lighter in all those thumbs. Place the weight of your hand closer to the outside; less on the 'thumb' sides.
-b 26 elegant finish/phrasing
-b 29 articulation & pedal
Hanon: pls work on #1-2, HS, using a slower metronome; rhythmic lift and down-up motions indicated on your score.
Will hear scales & Hanon first next lesson (will text father Sunday am for specific time estimate, ballpark 11:45-12:30 start time)