2018-2019 Lesson 22: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Chromatic = the same letter name but altered

      2. Diatonic = different letter names.

      3. PREPARE: pages 26-29

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue after page 64

    2. Solfege

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

        1. Pass off next with with only one mistake in each one!

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. COMPOSE No. 37. Use quarter, half, dotted half notes and rests.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 7

        1. Learn hands alone with the NFRPE chart

      2. No. 6

        1. Hands together to the end, two measures at a time, remembering to keep the LH legato and add the pencil markings (expression). Use your NFRPE chart for hands together.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. Detectives

      1. Please remember the E-flat in the RH of measure 4

      2. Please fix the B-flat in the LH of measure 10. - Do this by playing measure 9 and 10, 5 times in a row correctly, every practice session.

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review with the music.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 21: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. MEMORIZE: Teach me about accidentals next week! See your theory book for help if needed.

      2. PREPARE: pages 21-25

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Your rhythm is the focus for this week. Careful that you think about your rhythm as you would your red rhythm book.

      2. Tah the rhythm and tap the beat in your head before your start.

    2. Solfege

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

        1. Look ahead when you have double notes - but look ahead in general!

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: No. 33-36

        1. Look through the example in your mind first

        2. Don’t make the measure of silence super duper uper quick.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. DO NOT LEARN NOTES BY LOOKING AT THE FINGER NUMBERS. THIS IS A BIG NO NO.

    2. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. See the pink pen.

        2. Remember how we practiced our three-note slurs. Start with the outer notes first, practicing them like Czerny No. 3. Then add the note in the middle and when you raise your wrist on the last note, gently pull the string to raise your wrist but don’t yank it so your hand comes off the keys!

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. **Detectives

      1. PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO LOOK AT THE BLUE PEN. THIS WAS NOT FIXED.

      2. FIX FINGERING IN MEASURE 4

      3. FIX PEN IN MEASURE 9

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review with the music.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 20: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. MEMORIZE: Teach me about accidentals next week! See your theory book for help if needed.

      2. PREPARE: pages 21-25

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue on from page 40

        1. You’re not taking enough time before you begin. Study the composition before you begin!

    2. Solfege

      1. PREPARE: Ppage 16 Nos 3-4, and page 18 Nos. 10-11

        1. SET THE METRONOME TO 40

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE:: No. 31

        1. Remember that the first beat, the down beat, goes down with the movement in your arm.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. DO NOT LEARN NOTES BY LOOKING AT THE FINGER NUMBERS. THIS IS A BIG NO NO.

    2. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. SIGHT-SING: the RH and the LH. Find the pitch with your voice and sing the solfege syllables.

        2. RH & LH alone:

          1. NOTES

          2. FINGERING

          3. POSITION

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. Detectives

      1. See the blue pen

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 19: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. REDO: blue circles on page 16

      2. PREPARE: pages 17 and 18

      3. MEMORIZE: the information on page 15

        1. Half Step: one note to the very next note on the keyboard.

        2. Whole Step: two half steps.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue on from page 40

        1. You’re not taking enough time before you begin. Study the composition before you begin!

    2. Solfege

      1. REDO: Page 12-13, Nos. 7-8

        1. SET THE METRONOME SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 30 - 40

        2. Keep with this beat so you don’t go too fast. Remember that Solfege needs to be practiced with a steady beat. Don’t stop no matter what.

      2. REDO: Ppage 16 No. 2, and page 18 Nos. 9

        1. SET THE METRONOME TO 40

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE:: No. 31

        1. Remember that the first beat, the down beat, goes down with the movement in your arm.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. DO NOT LEARN NOTES BY LOOKING AT THE FINGER NUMBERS. THIS IS A BIG NO NO.

    2. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. SIGHT-SING: the RH and the LH. Find the pitch with your voice and sing the solfege syllables.

        2. RH & LH alone:

          1. NOTES

          2. FINGERING

          3. POSITION

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. Detectives

      1. See the blue pen

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 18: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare pages 12-16

      2. You will have a quiz on anything in the assignment.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue

    2. *Solfege

      1. Prepare: Page 12-13, Nos. 7-8

      2. Prepare: Pages 15 No. 1 and page 16 No. 2, page 18 Nos. 8-9

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Prepare: Nos. 29-30

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. See pink pen and learn the RH alone with the wrists markings.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. Create notes based on your name

      2. Next week with Dustin, create composition based after Czerny No. 3

    2. *Detectives

      1. “spot” measure 2 LH fingering

      2. “spot” measure 4 LH notes and fingering

      3. Relearn notes in measures 5-6

      4. “spot” measure 10 LH fingering and RH fingering in measure 11

    3. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 17: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare pages 7-11

      2. Memorize any term in the entire Unit !. Especially the purple pen.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Please take more time in the beginning before you start.

      2. Ask your dad to give you an exercise to feel some anger or frustration at the keyboard.

    2. Solfege

      1. See your new staff paper assignment in blue pen!

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Compose No. 28 and use at least 4 ties and 5 rests.

        1. Practice with a different pulse in the background (set your m.m. to a different tempo from that of your conducting arm).

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. Extreme contrast in dynamics! Forte and piano

  4. Repertoire

    1. Detectives

      1. See the pencil markings.

      2. Fix all your B-flat and E-flats

      3. Hands together, one measure at a time - 3 times in-a-row correctly, or 5 times correctly.

      4. Look at the music.

    2. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 16: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare pages 7-11

      2. Memorize any term in the entire Unit !. Especially the purple pen.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Do one to two each practice session

      2. Speak the names

      3. Don’t stop if you make a mistake. Keep going.

      4. Please don’t write in the book. This belongs to the Collective

    2. Solfege

      1. Say and play the syllables for your solfege composition assignment (see your staff paper that says “grand staff”

        1. Write in the stem direction of the notes

        2. No faster than m.m. 40 per note

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Prepare Nos. 19-27

      2. Pretend you’re drawing

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. Practice ninja hands at least five times each day in ms. 7 and 15. Hands alone first, then together.

        2. Make up a story and add your own expressive markings.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Detectives

      1. FIX THE FINGERING PLEASE

      2. START TO PUT THIS HANDS TOGETHER ONCE YOU’VE FIXED THE FINGERING.

    2. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 15: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare Unit 1 - remember, anything written in on the page is game for a possible verbal quiz at the next lesson.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading

      1. Finish the book! Finish the book.

    2. Solfege

      1. Say and play the syllables for your solfege composition assignment (see your staff paper that says “grand staff”

        1. SPOT ANY MEASURES THAT NEED IT.

        2. keep bubble even though you’re playing one finger.

        3. Look ahead - always!

        4. No faster than m.m. 40 per note

    3. *Rhythm Book.

      1. Prepare Nos. 19-27

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. Practice ninja hands at least five times each day in ms. 7 and 15. Hands alone first, then together.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Detectives

      1. LEARN THE REST OF THE PIECE HANDS ALONE!

        1. Fix your fingering!

        2. Remember your key signature of two flats. .

    2. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 14: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. *Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Prep DUSTIN - BRING LEVEL 1

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading

      1. Finish the book! Finish the book.

    2. Solfege

      1. Say and play the syllables for Nos. 6

        1. SPOT ANY MEASURES THAT NEED IT.

        2. keep bubble even though you’re playing one finger.

        3. Look ahead - always!

        4. No faster than m.m. 40 per note

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. What is syncopation? See page 12.

      2. Prepare Nos. 19-27

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. PRACTICE MEASURES: 6-8 AND 13-15 BACK TO BACK - 5 TIMES CORRECTLY.

        2. EXPRESSION NEXT WEEK.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Detectives

      1. LEARN THE REST OF THE PIECE HANDS ALONE!

        1. Say the names of the notes

        2. Play and say the names of the notes

        3. Fingering

        4. Learn as many measures hands alone as you can.

    2. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 13: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. *Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Prep

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. *Sight Reading

      1. Move on from page 83

      2. Take more time before you start.

      3. Don’t ever start over!

      4. Say the names of the notes and the syllables.

    2. *Solfege

      1. Say and play the syllables for Nos. 5

        1. SPOT ANY MEASURES THAT NEED IT.

        2. keep bubble even though you’re playing one finger.

        3. Look ahead - always!

        4. No faster than m.m. 40 per note

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Prepare 14-15 - what is an “upbeat?”

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. Forward wrists

        2. “Spot” any measures that have pauses, 5 times correctly

        3. Don’t push into the keys after you start the sound.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Detectives

      1. One measure at a time:

        1. Say the names of the notes

        2. Play and say the names of the notes

        3. Fingering

        4. Learn as many measures hands alone as you can.

    2. Distant Chimes.

      1. Learn pedal next week (see if we can make the ankle better)

      2. Lean all expressive markings.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 12: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Prep

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight Reading

      1. Move on from page 83

      2. Take more time before you start.

      3. Don’t ever start over!

      4. Say the names of the notes and the syllables.

    2. *Solfege

      1. Say and play the syllables for Nos. 2, 4 and. 5

        1. keep bubble even though you’re playing one finger.

        2. Look ahead - always!

        3. No faster than m.m. 40 per note

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Prepare 14-15 - what is an “upbeat?”

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. LH move forward on each long

        2. RH “I don’t know” technique: rock your wrist in the direction of the notes.

  4. Repertoire

    1. New Piece Next Week

      1. 16th Century March or Polka

    2. Distant Chimes.

      1. Learn pedal next week (see if we can make the ankle better)

      2. Lean all expressive markings.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 11: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Prep

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight Reading

      1. Sight-read prepare pages 76-80

      2. Speak the letter names AND the solfege syllables for each exercise BEFORE you play it.

    2. Solfege

      1. Say the syllables for No. 5

      2. Say and play the syllables at m.m. 40-60 Nos. 1-4

      3. See practice video below

    3. Rhythm Book

      1. Teach me about the word “attack” in sound.

        1. An attack in sound is the very beginning of the sound. It’s the start of the sound.

      2. Teach me about a “tie”

        1. when a line (slur) connect one note to the very next note on the same line or same space, the second note doesn’t have an attack.

      3. Prepare 11-13

        1. Conduct one measure of silence

        2. Hold the sound of the notes until the next note.

        3. Cut off the sound at the end (the final bar) with a sharp movement up by your head.

  3. *Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 4

        1. LH position: Play a little further up on the keys. Thumb joint out.

        2. Sit far enough back from the keyboard.

      2. No. 5

        1. Learn the entire exercise hands alone

        2. Think about your solfege assignment

  4. Repertoire

    1. Distant Chimes

      1. Pass next week with the correct pedal changes. One more week after this, we’ll work on expression.

      2. Careful that you come UP with your foot when the attack happens, not come down WITH the attack.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 10: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Prep

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. **Sight Reading

      1. Sight-read prepare pages 64

    2. Solfege

      1. Set a metronome to m.m. 84 - speak syllables forward and backward starting from any syllable .Don’t stop at the top.

      2. Say the syllables for Nos. 1-4

      3. Say and play the syllables at m.m. 40-60 Nos. 1-4

      4. See practice video below

    3. Rhythm Book

      1. Teach me how to conduct

      2. Prepare 8-10

        1. Conduct one measure of silence

        2. Hold the sound of the notes until the next note.

        3. Cut off the sound at the end (the final bar) with a sharp movement up by your head.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 4

        1. LH position: Play a little further up on the keys. Thumb joint out.

        2. Sit far enough back from the keyboard.

      2. No. 5

        1. Learn the entire exercise hands alone

        2. Think about your solfege assignment

  4. Repertoire

    1. Distant Chimes

      1. See the practice video below about pedal.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 9: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignmnents:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Prep

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. **Sight Reading

      1. Sight-read prepare pages 64

    2. Solfege

      1. Speak the names of the solfege syllables forward and backward, beginning on any syllable, (see page 8 of your handout)

      2. Re-read about pages 3-7

      3. Set a metronome to m.m. 60

      4. Speak (not sing) the names of the syllables and treat this like your sightreading assignment. If you make a mistake, keep the beat and keep going.

      5. Next week do a video with Dustin

    3. *Rhythm Book

      1. Prepare 8-10 - teach me about conducting.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. **Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 4

        1. LH position: Play a little further up on the keys. Thumb joint out.

        2. Sit far enough back from the keyboard.

      2. No. 5

        1. Start with Dustin next week

  4. Repertoire

    1. Distant Chimes

      1. See purple pen and your charts.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 8: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignmnents:

  1. Theory

    1. Interval of a 5th

      1. a line to a line with a line in-between

      2. a space to a space with a space in-between.

    2. Celebrate Theory: Prep

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight Reading

      1. Sight-read prepare pages 64

    2. Solfege

      1. Speak the names of the solfege syllables forward and backward, beginning on any syllable, (see page 8 of your handout)

      2. Read about pages 3-7

    3. Rhythm Book

      1. Prepare 8-10 - teach me about conducting.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. *Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 4

        1. LH position: Play a little further up on the keys. Thumb joint out.

        2. Sit far enough back from the keyboard.

      2. No. 5

        1. Hans alone

  4. Repertoire

    1. Distant Chimes

      1. Learn to the end,

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 7: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignmnents:

  1. Theory

    1. Interval of a 5th

      1. a line to a line with a line in-between

      2. a space to a space with a space in-between.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight Reading

      1. Sight-read prepare pages 49

    2. Rhythm Book

      1. Prepare 4-7

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. *Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 3

        1. NO PULLING on the keys in order to pass off.

        2. Don’t go any faster than m.m. 80 per quarter note.

      2. No. 4

        1. LH position: Play a little further up on the keys. Thumb joint out.

        2. Sit far enough back from the keyboard.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Distant Chimes

      1. Learn to the end,

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 6: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignmnents:

  1. Theory

    1. Interval of a 5th

      1. a line to a line with a line in-between

      2. a space to a space with a space in-between.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight Reading

      1. Sight-read prepare pages 43-on

      2. Say the names of the notes out loud, before you start.

      3. The beat is the most important. If you don’t know a note,, please let it go and move forward keeping the beat.

    2. Rhythm Book (bonus assignment)

      1. Prepare 4-7

      2. Teach me about page 8 - rests. Practice drawing them!

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. *Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 2

        1. Set your metronome to 50 and play through with it one time.

        2. Turn off the metronome and play without it.

        3. Pass next week with round fingers.

      2. No. 3

        1. Hands together see the red pen.

        2. No sliding on the keys!

      3. No. 4

        1. Bonus assignment

        2. hands alone

  4. Repertoire

    1. Distant Chimes

      1. Practice blocking LH and RH alone, 2nd & 3rd systems.

      2. Learn mm 13a - 16a

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 5: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignmnents:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Sight Reading (NO ASSIGNMENT THIS WEEK)

      1. Left off at 35

    2. Rhythm Book

      1. DUSTIN BRING THE RHYTHM CHART!

      2. Prepare 1-3

  2. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 2

        1. Set your metronome to 50 and play through with it one time.

        2. Turn off the metronome and play without it.

        3. Pass next week with round fingers.

      2. No. 3

        1. Hands together see the red pen.

        2. No sliding on the keys!

      3. No. 4

        1. Bonus assignment

        2. hands alone

  3. Repertoire

    1. Distant Chimes

      1. First two lines: (but prepare in small chunks - one or two measures at a time)

        1. Say the names of the notes out loud in small chunks (1 or 2 measures at a time)

        2. Then Say and play the names of the notes (don’t worry about the rhythm yet)

        3. Then clap the beat and ta the rhythm.

        4. Then play the notes with the correct rhythm without saying the names of the noes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 4: Emilia Vinbor Costa-Santos

Lesson Assignmnents:

  1. Sight Reading

    1. Continue from page 28

  2. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 2

      1. Hands Together

      2. Watch your video!

    2. No. 3

      1. Only Play hands alone!

  3. Distant Chimes

    1. First two lines: (but prepare in small chunks - one or two measures at a time)

      1. Say the names of the notes out loud in small chunks (1 or 2 measures at a time)

      2. Then Say and play the names of the notes (don’t worry about the rhythm yet)

      3. Then clap the beat and ta the rhythm.

      4. Then play the notes with the correct rhythm without saying the names of the noes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 3: Emilia Vinbor Costa-Santos

Lesson Assignmnents:

  1. Dustin bring new repertoire piece next week.

  2. A Skating Waltz

    1. RH needs to be soft the entire time

    2. Fix the black pen

    3. Pass off next wee!.

  3. John Thompson’s

    1. Prepare 30-32

  4. Sight Reading

    1. Continue from page 22

    2. INTERVAL:

  5. Czerny

    1. No. 2

      1. Learn hands alone

    2. No. 3

      1. Learn hands alone

  6. Staff Assignment

    1. Do the assignment in orange pen

    2. 2nds and 3rds.