Today Maya and I worked on sight singing and started working on the song “What it means to be a friend.” by Jason Robert Brown.
Today Maya and I worked on her new piece ”Ma come bali bella bimba.”
I hope Maya continues to practice the sight singing pages before our next lesson.
Today Maya and I worked on her aural skills for her RCM examination in May.
*Aural Skills and Theory assignment for the week:
Please practice the sight-singing exercises that I gave you. Look for exercises that do not start on “Do,” but rather “mi” and “sol.” Practice by only allowing yourself to hear “do” on the piano, and then finding “Mi” and “Sol” from “Do.”
Maya and I also worked on her Italian pronunciation for “Ma bella bimba.” She can refer to the video below as she begins to practice this song.
Maya was fantastic today! We worked on langauge, phrasing, and legato in preparation for performance class on Sunday.
Today for Vocal Technique, Maya and I practiced keeping her shoulders relaxed during inhales and exhales. We also talked about her “sigh/cry” sound, taking full breaths, and making sure that she doesn’t push her voice to a tiny place in the front of her mouth.
For music theory, I gave Maya some pages for sight singing, which I encouraged her to practice with solfege and conducting throughout the week. We are also doing a lot of interval ear training work. Maya is able to recognize minor 3rds, major 3rds, perfect 4th, and octaves!
Worked on sight-reading with solfege while conducting in a 4/4 pattern! She is catching on so fast. I will be sending along sight reading pages to practice this week.
Video of French Pronunciation:
Today Maya and I worked on the french pronunciation to “Viva La Canadienne.”
Today Maya and I picked out songs for RCM and started working on the ear training portion of the RCM curriculum!