2017-2018 Additional Lesson: Timothy Yang

Royal Conservatory of Music

  1. Exam: Level 4: May 24th 9:14am at NOC

Steinway Competition

  1. March 15th Deadline
    1. *Bach March in D Major
      1. do the repeats.
    2. *Bach Invention No. 1 (2 min.)
      1. trills
      2. m. 14 trill was good
      3. m. 18 take out LH trill
    3. *Tchaikovsky Morning Prayer 
      1. make sure you're sitting far enough away from the keyboard
      2. pedal issues - not pedaling fast enoughtl
      3. Fixing the texture in the LH at the end
    4. Dragon Fly by William Gillock (1917-1993)
      1.  
    5. *Beethoven - Sonatina in F mvt 1 & 2
      1. rhythm 
      2. LH notes m. 3
      3. turn m. 4
      4. chromatic scale no rit. 
      5. m. 48 no rit.
    6. Diabelli Op. 151 No. 4 - mvt 1

      1. rhythm issues

      2. ends of phrases need careful attention.

Performance Class TWO

  1. February 11, 2018
    1. Allegro in G Major
    2. Tchaikovsky Morning Prayer
    3. Beethoven Sonatina in G Major

Guest Artist Class TWO

  1. April 22, 2018

Final Recital

  1. June 3, 2018

TECHNIQUE (Hanon)

  1. Rotate Hanon and Scales each week. This week: 

  2. *Hanon (left off at 12)

    1. No. 1 in in all all

      1. m.m. 84 per half note.

      2. DO NOT PULL ON THE KEYS. Keep wrists up and rock into the notes. Lean forward slightly. 

  3. Scales: F-sharp and C-sharp Majors

    1. Parallel  (hands together at mm. 80 two notes per tic)

    2. Contrary Scales (hands together Contrary)

      1. m.m. 100 Close Loud (if you make a mistake in close and high loud)

      2. Contrary m.m. 126 - Legato, one note per tic 

      3. Contrary m.m 126 - Legato, two notes per tic

      4. Don't let your wrist drop when you play your thumbs. 

READING

  1. Czerny No. 26

    1. Magnets and close loud on each part of the beat.  

  2. Bartok Book 2

    1. Prepare No. 37 with pencil markings. 
  3. Four Star Sight Reading Level 4

    1. Start with Dustin at the lesson today.

Musicianship (no assignments)

  1. Rhythm (no assignment)

    1. Pick up at 132

  2. Solfege (no assignment)

    1. Chapter 11 Nos. 5-6 (passed off)

Repertoire

  1. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (L.4 Etude)

    1. slur - no hiccup 
    2. m. 28 no rit.
    3. m. 35 - light staccato.
    4. Start learning after Foggy Day Blues. 
  2. Foggy Day Blues by Mike Springer (L.4)

    1. m. 25 rhythm.
    2. Learn hands alone with exact rhythm. Hands together bonus. 
  3. Sonatina in C Major, Op. 34 No. 1: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4) Repertoire

    1. See blue pen.
    2. *March in D Major BWV Anh. 122 by CPE Bach (L.4)

      1. See blue pen
    3. *Mozart Piano Concert No. 9 in E-flat Major, K271

      1. Fix pencil markings. 
      2. Listen to Playlist
    4. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major: Anh. 5 No. 2 (L.5)

      1. Green pen
      2. Start to learn movement 2: Rondo. Remember how we discovered the A B A sections of Andre? Find the sections of this Rondo here. 
    5. Morning Prayer by Tchaikovsky (L.3)

      1. Listen to spotify: June and October
    6. Potential New Piece: Four Rondos Op 60 No 4., Rondo-Toccata 

    Review (choose two pieces to remove from review)

    1. Beethoven Sonatina in G

      1. Allegro in G Major (Etude L.4)

      2. Dragon Fly (Etude L.4)

      3. Left Alone

      4. Clementi

      5. The Song of the Twilight by Yoshinao Nakata (List C)

      6. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller (Etude)

      7. Diabelli Op. 151 No. 4

      8. Polonaise in G Minor BWV Anh. 119 by Johann Sebastian Bach

      9. Invention No 1 in C Major by J. S. Bach

      10. Etude in F Major Op. 777 No. 22 by Carl Czerny (Etude L. 3)

      11. Clowns by Dmitri Kabalevsky (List C)

      12. The Wind by Chee-Hwa Tan (L.2 Etude)
      13. Etude in C Major Op. 261 No. 3 by C. Czerny (L.2 Etude)

      14. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2 List B) (10/12)

      15. Menuetto in C Major by W. A. Mozart (L.2 List A)

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

      17. Ecosaisse in G Major WoO 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven (L. 2 List A)

      18. A Little Song Op. 27 No. 2 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L.2 List B) (heard 10/12)

      19. Turkish Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2 List B) - (heard 9/26)

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

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

      22. "Adagio" by DANIEL STEIBELT

      23. Celebration by Anne Crosby

      24. Etude in G-flat Major