2017-2018 Lesson 23: Timothy Yang

Royal Conservatory of Music

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

Steinway Competition

  1. Plan Run-Throughs and Milestones
  2. Repertoire:
    1. Bach March in D Major
    2. Bach Invention No. 1
    3. Tchaikovsky Morning Prayer 
    4. Allegro in G Major
    5. Dragon Fly by William Gillock (1917-1993)
    6. Beethoven - Sonatina in F Mvt. 1

Guest Artist Class TWO

  1. April 22, 2018

Final Recital

  1. June 3, 2018

Notes:

  1. Complete Clementi Op. 36
  2. New Bach Invention
  3. Burgmuller Etues
  4. Schumann Album for the Young
  5. Kabalevsky Op. 39
  6. Bartok For Children

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Map out preparation for Steinway

    1. March 27th: Start Competition Practice Prep
    2. April 3rd - 10th: Complete 2-3 practice performances on different pianos. 
  2. RCM Technique

    1. See your binder. remember the ice cream scoop technique at the top of your scales. Don't do too high too soon.
    2. Chromatic: make it sound like creepy-crawly. 
    3. Chords: Solid - don't prepare your position before and don't play on top of the nail.
    4. Chords: Broken - no commuter 2nd fingers. :)
    5. Formula Pattern - no typing (smooth line)
  3. Czerny No. 26

    1. Is your body relaxed? Point of axis. 

    2. "stay and wait" technique between measures 6-7.

    3. LH practice speed building (fast as you can) in groups of two beats at a time. Focus is relaxation. Shoulder relaxed. 

  4. Four Star Sight Reading Level 4

    1. Set 2 & 3

    2. Go the the Website to do the ear training.

  5. Clementi Sonatina Op. 36 No.2 mvt 3 (L. 4 List B)

    1. Blue Pen
    2. Measure 54 - trill. Focus on LH pulse. 
  6. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (L.4 Etude)

    1. Blue Pen
  7. Foggy Day Blues by Mike Springer (L.4 List C)

    1. Blue Pen
    2. Pedal next week
    3. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major: Anh. 5 No. 2 (L.5)

      1. Fix the turn in measure 4, 12, 32, 78 and 86.

    On Hold:

      1. *Mozart Piano Concert No. 9 in E-flat Major, K271

        1. Fix pencil markings. 
        2. Listen to Playlist

      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

        On Hold:

        1. Bartok Book 2

          1. No. ?: Tenuto sections in RH and LH
        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.  Scales: F-sharp and C-sharp Major

        3. Rhythm (no assignment)

          1. Pick up at 132

        4. Solfege (no assignment)

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

        Performance Class TWO

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