2017-2018 Lesson 2: Timothy Yang

MPD

  1. Repertoire

    1. Musette in D Major BWV Anh. 126 by Johann Sebastian Bach (List A)
      1. See all pencil markings.
      2. m.m. 80
    2. Polonaise in G Minor BWV Anh. 119 by Johann Sebastian Bach (List A)
      1. See all pencil markings.
      2. m.m. 80  
    3. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller (Etude)
      1. See pencil. 
      2. Scherzando? 
    4. Etude in F Major Op. 777 No. 22 by Carl Czerny (Etude)
      1. Bonus assignment
    5. The Song of the Twilight by Yoshinao Nakata (List C)
      1. Learn

 

TECHNIQUE

  1. Hanon

    1. No. 3
      1. Transpose to G Maor
    2. o. 4
      1. m.m. 100 - close loud
      2. m.m. 116 - two notes per beat legato
      3. m.m. 156 - two notes per beat legato
  2. C Major Technique: Brown Scale Book

    1. Prepare pages 4 except double thirds.
      1.  Close Loud and High Loud on one item, each day "Parallel" is one item.  
    2. Prepare page 5, first 3 systems
      1. Don't be too careful when cross over - if you're too careful, you'll get "wrist fright" and tense up. At the same time, you can't accent the note

READING

  1. Czerny Op. 823 No 20

    1. In which measures do you have an ornament license? 
  2. Bartok (no assignment)

    1. Left off at No. 34 
  3. Sight Reading

    1. Prep Book A:
    2. Circled or checked pages are completed.

MUSICIANSHIP

  1. Rhythm

    1. Use Nos. 119-121 as examples to clap or tap the beat and ta the subdivisions of 2, 3 and 4. Use the example below as a practice guide.
      1. 2 / 4/ 3/ 4/ 2/ 3/ 2/ 4/ 3/ 2
  2. Solfege

    1. Chapter 5 Nos. 5-7 at m.m. 96 - add your own articulations:
      1. staccato
      2. accents
      3. slurs
      4. dynamics

REPERTOIRE

  1. Clementi Sonatina - for September lesson

    1. Keep your body straight for most of the piece. 
    2. RH shoulder down ms. 20-21
    3. RH uneven mm. 3-4
    4. Don't raise your RH at the end.  
  2. Bach Invention No. 1 in C Major

    1. M. 8 RH ornament - you missed it because you didn't drop.
    2. Feel the cadence in m. 15!
    3. Rethink the approach to all your ornament. Get this under control over the next three weeks! 
  3. Douce Reverie Op. 39 No 21 by Tchaikovsky

    1. Hold
  4. Diabelli Op. 151 No. 4

    1. Movement 2
      1. Some 16th are shorter.
    2. Movement 3 
      1. LH feels like you're accenting the first beat of each measure
        1. (3x') Fix LH position of second finger in m. 18
      2. mm. 25-28:
        1. LH pp and no crescendo
        2. RH position on 5th finger
        3. RH expression
        4. RH mm. 69 to the end, spot the 16th notes.
  5. Review

    1. The Wind by Chee-Hwa Tan (L.2 Etude)

    2. Etude in C Major Op. 261 No. 3 by C. Czerny (L.2 Etude)

    3. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2 List B

    4. Menuetto in C Major by W. A. Mozart (L.2 List A)
    5. Scherzo Op. 39 No. 12 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L.2 Etude)

    6. Etude in C Major Op. 261 No. 3 by Carl Czerny (L 2 Etude)

    7. Ecosaisse in G Major WoO 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven (L. 2 List A)
    8. A Little Song Op. 27 No. 2 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L.2 List B)

    9. Turkish Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2 List B)

    10. Invention in C Major by Renée Christopher (L 2 List C)

    11. Canon, Cornelius Gurlitt (1820-1901) (L 2 LIST C)

    12. "Adagio" by DANIEL STEIBELT
    13. Celebration by Anne Crosby

    14. Etude in G-flat Major

    15. Detective

    16. The Ballet - Turk