2017-2018 Lesson 21: 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. See your practice chart
    2. Bach Invention No. 1 (2 min.)
      1. See your practice chart
    3. Tchaikovsky Morning Prayer 
      1. See your practice chart
    4. Allegro in G Major
    5. Dragon Fly by William Gillock (1917-1993)
      1. See our practice chart
    6. Beethoven - Sonatina in F mvt 1
      1. SECOND THEME - legato and deep singing sound. 
      2. RESTS - don't cut them short. Give them all their full value and perhaps slightly more. 
      3. CHORDS AT THE END - approach the keyboard with a loose wrist and slightly above the key. 
    7. Diabelli Op. 151 No. 4 - mvt 1

      1. rhythm issues

      2. ends of phrases need careful attention

    Guest Artist Class TWO

    1. April 22, 2018

    Final Recital

    1. June 3, 2018

    TECHNIQUE (Hanon)

    1. RCM Technique

      1. Scales and Formula Pattern. 
    2. Rotate Hanon and Scales each week. This week: 

    3. *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 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. Pause longer on the strong notes to get relaxed 

    2. Bartok Book 2

      1. Tenuto sections in RH and LH. 
    3. Four Star Sight Reading Level 4

      1. Review Set 2

      2. Put yourself in test-mode for each of these exercises. 

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

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

      1. See the pencil markings
      2. Pedal at the next lesson (learn with Dustin) 
    3. Foggy Day Blues by Mike Springer (L.4 List C)

      1. Swinging 8th Technique
        1. switch roles with RH and LH swinging and steady in a D minor scale.
      2. Practice this piece mechanically - with a steady beat. Add the swinging 8ths to the RH.  
    4. Sonatina in C Major, Op. 34 No. 1: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4) Repertoire

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

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

      1. Fix pencil markings. 
      2. Listen to Playlist
    7. 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. 
    8. Morning Prayer by Tchaikovsky (L.3)

      1. Listen to spotify: June and October
    9. 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

      Performance Class TWO

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