2019-2020 Lesson 5 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 - Spring

No duet


Lesson Assignments

  1. Think about a song or a piece that you might want to play that is popular, or Broadway, or boring. ;)



THEORY

  1. PREPARE: Unit 3 - remember to prepare this several days in advance: DON’T CRAM


REPERTOIRE

  1. Sweet Sorrow by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller (1806-1874) (L. 5 Etude)

    1. Start to learn hands alone then together using NFRPE method.

  2. J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

    1. See all pen markings

    2. Memorize

    3. Pass off next week


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

  1. Scales

  1. PREPARE: A, E, and A-flat Majors

  2. PREPARE: A, E, F minors (harmonic and melodic)

    1. F minor

      1. RH: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3

      2. LH: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1

  3. DO THESE THREE TIMES IN-A-ROW CORRECTLY EACH PRACTICE SESSION.

  4. No bleeding tones!

  5. Carful to have curved, rounded fingers.

    1. A-flat major

      1. LH - 3, 2, 1, 4, 3, 2, 1

      2. RH - 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4

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Review

  1. Old French Song Op. 39 No. 16 by P.I. Tchaikovsky (L.4)

  2. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli (L.4)

  3. Air in B-flat Major by George Frederic Handel (L.4)

  4. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok


Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2019-2020 Lesson 4 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 - Spring

No duet






Lesson Assignments

  1. Think about a song or a piece that you might want to play that is popular, or Broadway, or boring. ;)


READING

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Rests Level 4

    1. Go through all the tests in the back of the book!

      1. SIGHTREADING: Set your tempo by thinking of the shortest note value.

      2. INTERVALS: practice major and minor 2nds and 3rds.

  2. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 5

    1. PLEASE ORDER THIS BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/4S05-Royal-Conservatory-Sight-Reading/dp/155440746X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3CR5LAVEY7KI9&keywords=four+star+sight+reading+and+ear+tests+level+5&qid=1569963975&sprefix=four+star+sight%2Caps%2C226&sr=8-1


THEORY

  1. PREPARE: Unit 2 - remember to prepare this several days in advance: DON’T CRAM


REPERTOIRE

  1. New Piece Next Week!

    1. Dustin choose.

  2. J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

    1. SLOW-MO PRACTICE WITH METRONOME:

      1. ms. 29-30

    2. No pause between ms. 16-17: spot

    3. See pink pen

    4. Careful of the 3rd beat in the LH. Don’t make it staccato.

    5. Memorize


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

  1. *Scales:

    1. PRIORITY - FORM!!!!! Practice hands alone first, then together. Master the fingering hands alone first.

    2. A, E, F, A-flat Majors

      1. F

        1. RH - 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3,

      2. *A-flat; Hands Together.

        1. RH - 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3,

        2. LH - 3, 2, 1, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3,

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Review

  1. Old French Song Op. 39 No. 16 by P.I. Tchaikovsky (L.4)

  2. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli (L.4)

  3. Air in B-flat Major by George Frederic Handel (L.4)

  4. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok


Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2019-2020 Lesson 3 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 - Spring

No duet






Lesson Assignments

  1. Think about a song or a piece that you might want to play that is popular, or Broadway, or boring. ;)


READING

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Rests Level 4

    1. Go through all the tests in the back of the book!

  2. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 5

    1. Dustin - bring next time.


THEORY

  1. Order book for LEVEL 3


REPERTOIRE

  1. J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

    1. See all the purple pen markings.

    2. Ask yourself if there are any patterns with the items we talked about at your lesson.

    3. FOCUS = POSITION!


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

  1. Scales:

    1. PRIORITY - FORM!!!!! Practice hands alone first, then together. Master the fingering hands alone first.

    2. A, E, F, A-flat Majors

      1. F

        1. RH - 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3,

      2. A-flat;

        1. RH - 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3,

        2. LH - 3, 2, 1, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3,

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Review

  1. Old French Song Op. 39 No. 16 by P.I. Tchaikovsky (L.4)

  2. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli (L.4)

  3. Air in B-flat Major by George Frederic Handel (L.4)

  4. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok


Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2019-2020 Lesson 2 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 - Spring

No duet






Lesson Assignments

  1. Think about a song or a piece that you might want to play that is popular, or Broadway, or boring. ;)


READING

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 5


THEORY

  1. DUSTIN - BRING LEVEL 3


REPERTOIRE

  1. J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

    1. Follow your NFRPE

    2. LEARN ms. 17-End

    3. No faster than mm. 54 per quarter note

    4. FORM is your focus. Round wrists and fingers.


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

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  1. Start Next Week with Dustin


Review

  1. Old French Song Op. 39 No. 16 by P.I. Tchaikovsky (L.4)

  2. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli (L.4)

  3. Air in B-flat Major by George Frederic Handel (L.4)

  4. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok


Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2019-2020 Lesson 1 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 - Spring

No duet


Lesson Assignments

  1. Think about a song or a piece that you might want to play that is popular, or Broadway, or boring. ;)

REPERTOIRE

  1. J.S. BACH (1685-1750)

    1. Follow your NFRPE chart!

    2. Learn ms. 1-16 hands together, slow and steady with good form.

TECHNIQUE

  1. Start Next Week with Dustin

  1. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  2. Air in B-flat Major by George Frederic Handel (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  3. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  4. Old French Song Op. 39 No. 16 by P.I. Tchaikovsky (L.4)

    1. Follow your NFRPE chart

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

CREDIT: 2018-2019 Lessons 28-30


Lesson Assignments

  1. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  2. Air in B-flat Major by George Frederic Handel (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  3. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  4. Old French Song Op. 39 No. 16 by P.I. Tchaikovsky (L.4)

    1. Follow your NFRPE chart

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2018-2019 Lesson 27 of 30


Lesson Assignments

  1. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  2. Air in B-flat Major by George Frederic Handel (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  3. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  4. Old French Song Op. 39 No. 16 by P.I. Tchaikovsky (L.4)

    1. Follow your NFRPE chart

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2018-2019 Lesson 26: Abigail Chen


Lesson Assignments

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  1. Arpeggios:

    1. Learn ALL

  2. Chords

    1. Learn ALL blocked chords

  3. Scales:

    1. Learn ALL

  4. Etude Level 4: Prayer Op. 25 No. 5 by Genari Karganov

    1. HALF NOTE HALF NOTE HALF NOTE HALF NOTE HALF NOTE!!!

  5. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. Register!!!!

  6. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Think of the tempo before you start

  7. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. Don’t slow down in second to last measure.

  8. RCM level 4 list c

    1. Tchaikovsky

  9. INTERVAL RECOGNITION

    1. Identify Min. 3, Maj. 4, Per. 4, Per. 5 and Per. 8

  10. *FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do two “days” per practice session.

    2. Remember to do the star 4 in each “day.”

  11. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2018-2019 Lesson 25: Abigail Chen


Lesson Assignments

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  1. Arpeggios:

    1. Learn ALL

  2. Chords

    1. Learn ALL blocked chords

  3. Scales:

    1. Learn ALL

  4. Etude Level 4: Prayer Op. 25 No. 5 by Genari Karganov

    1. Cantabile -= singing style!

  5. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. What does resolute mean?

    2. Slow this down so you can play it with determination and confidence!

    3. No faster than m.m. 54 per quarter note.

  6. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Practice with metronome at m.m. 72

      2. See Diabelli instructions

  7. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. Practice this with the metronome at m.m. 88

      2. When you make a mistake, go back one measure and “spot” it.

      3. Then move on!

      4. The reason for this tempo is to exaggerate and focus on the expression.

  8. RCM level 4 list c

    1. Tchaikovsky

      1. See practice video

  9. INTERVAL RECOGNITION

    1. Identify Min. 3, Maj. 4, Per. 4, Per. 5 and Per. 8

  10. *FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do two “days” per practice session.

    2. Remember to do the star 4 in each “day.”

  11. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2018-2019 Lesson 24: Abigail Chen


Lesson Assignments

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  1. Arpeggios:

    1. Learn ALL

  2. Chords

    1. Learn ALL blocked chords

  3. Scales:

    1. Learn ALL

  4. Etude Level 4: Prayer Op. 25 No. 5 by Genari Karganov

    1. See your practice charts

  5. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. See your practice charts

  6. *RCM List A - Level 4

    1. *Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  7. *RCM List B - Level 4

    1. *Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. Use your NFRPE chart to do two measures a day

      2. Review from beginning to end at least twice a week (keep track of this in your “Spotting Chart”)

  8. RCM level 4 list c

    1. Tchaikovaly Old French Song

  9. INTERVAL RECOGNITION

    1. Identify Min. 3, Maj. 4, Per. 4, Per. 5 and Per. 8

  10. *FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do two “days” per practice session.

    2. Remember to do the star 4 in each “day.”

  11. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2018-2019 Lesson 23: Abigail Chen


Lesson Assignments

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  1. Arpeggios:

    1. Learn ALL

  2. Chords

    1. Learn ALL blocked chords

  3. Scales:

    1. Learn ALL

  4. Etude Level 4: Prayer Op. 25 No. 5 by Genari Karganov

    1. See orange pen and Emma’s danger sign.

  5. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. See orange pen

    2. ms. 12-13, 17-18 - practice separately for articulation

    3. ms. 11-13, 14-15, 15-16 - 5 times correctly each day slowly

    4. ms. 17-18 turn on the metronome and ta the rhythm before you play.

  6. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  7. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. Use your NFRPE chart to do two measures a day

      2. Review from beginning to end at least twice a week (keep track of this in your “Spotting Chart”)

  8. RCM level 4 list c

    1. Tchaikovaly Old French Song

  9. INTERVAL RECOGNITION

    1. Identify Min. 3, Maj. 4, Per. 4, Per. 5 and Per. 8

  10. *FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do two “days” per practice session.

    2. Remember to do the star 4 in each “day.”

  11. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2018-2019 Lesson 22: Abigail Chen


Lesson Assignments

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  1. Arpeggios:

    1. prepare all on page 15

  2. Scales:

    1. Prepare all on pages 7-9

  3. Etude Level 4: Prayer Op. 25 No. 5 by Genari Karganov

    1. LEARN!!!

  4. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. Slow it down - practicing two - three phrases at a time.

  5. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  6. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. Use your NFRPE chart to do two measures a day

      2. Review from beginning to end at least twice a week (keep track of this in your “Spotting Chart”)

  7. RCM level 4 list c

    1. Tchaikovaly

  8. INTERVAL RECOGNITION

    1. Identify Min. 3, Maj. 4, Per. 4, Per. 5 and Per. 8

  9. *FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do two “days” per practice session.

    2. Remember to do the star 4 in each “day.”

  10. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

Assignments on Hold

Magnetic Rag

  1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

  2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  1. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  2. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

2018-2019 Lesson 21: Abigail Chen

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  1. Etude Level 4: Prayer Op. 25 No. 5 by Genari Karganov

    1. LEARN!!!

  2. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. LEARN!

  3. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  4. *RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  5. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. TWO MEASURES AT A TIME

      2. N. F. R. P. E. practice please!!!!

      3. DON’T WORRY ABOUT RHYTHM.

  6. INTERVAL RECOGNITION

    1. Identify Min. 3, Maj. 4, Per. 4, Per. 5 and Per. 8

  7. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 8-9

    2. REMEMBER TO DO THE “4TH STAR” IN EACH SET

  8. *Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

    2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  9. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  10. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  11. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics






On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C










  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)










  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 20: Abigail Chen

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  1. Etude Level 4: Prayer Op. 25 No. 5 by Genari Karganov

    1. LEARN!!!

  2. Etude Level 4: Little Etude by Bela Bartok

    1. LEARN!

  3. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  4. *RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  5. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. TWO MEASURES AT A TIME

      2. N. F. R. P. E. practice please!!!!

      3. DON’T WORRY ABOUT RHYTHM.

  6. INTERVAL RECOGNITION

    1. Identify Min. 3, Maj. 4, Per. 4, Per. 5 and Per. 8

  7. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 8-9

    2. REMEMBER TO DO THE “4TH STAR” IN EACH SET

  8. *Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

    2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  9. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  10. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  11. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics






On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C










  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)










  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 19: Abigail Chen



Notes:


Lesson Assignments

  1. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  2. *RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  3. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. TWO MEASURES AT A TIME

      2. N. F. R. P. E. practice please!!!!

      3. DON’T WORRY ABOUT RHYTHM.

  4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 8-9

  5. *Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

    2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  6. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. ms. 41-42 - fix the notes and blue pen.

    2. ms. 26 - 29 - PLEASE FIX ALL YOUR G-FLATS!

  7. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  8. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics





On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C









  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)









  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 18: Abigail Chen



Notes:


Lesson Assignments

  1. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  2. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  3. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. ms. 10-11 ta and clap the rhythm in RH before play it.

      2. SLOW MOTION PRACTICE learning this hands together in chunks of 2 ms. at a time. Think of NFRPE!

  4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 6-7

  5. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix the tie and LH / RH entrance in beat 3 of m. 12.

    2. Fix counting in measures 12-14

  6. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. m. 6-7 Articulation

    2. m. 8 - RH fingering

    3. m. 36 -41 increase tempo by one tempo at a time.

    4. Finish to the end!

  7. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  8. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics





On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C









  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)









  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 17: Abigail Chen



Notes:


Lesson Assignments

  1. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  2. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Accent (a little bit!) the first beat in each measure and soften the later beats.

      2. Detached notes - quarter notes, eighths notes.

  3. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. *Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. Learn hands alone with NFRPE

  4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 6-7

  5. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  6. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. m. 6-7 Articulation

    2. m. 8 - RH fingering

    3. m. 36 -41 increase tempo by one tempo at a time.

    4. Finish to the end!

  7. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  8. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics





On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C









  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)









  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 16: Abigail Chen



Notes:


Lesson Assignments

  1. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  2. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. m. 17 - RH fix notes.

      2. ARTICULATION: All notes detached unless they are in a slur or 16th notes.

      3. Finish learning to the end hands together. SLOW SLOW SLOW

  3. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. Start learning this hands alone!!!!

  4. *FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 3 and 4.

  5. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  6. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. m. 6-7 Articulation

    2. m. 8 - RH fingering

    3. m. 36 -41 increase tempo by one tempo at a time.

    4. Finish to the end!

  7. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  8. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics





On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C









  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)









  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 15: Abigail Chen



Notes:


Lesson Assignments

  1. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  2. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

    2. START TO LEARN HANDS TOGETHER AT A VERY SLOW TEMPO

  3. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. NO ASSIGNMENT

  4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 3 and 4.

  5. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  6. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. PRACTICE BELOW - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 40 PER QUARTER NOTE

    2. FIX THE NOTES IN MEASURES 36-40

  7. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  8. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics





On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C









  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)









  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 14: Abigail Chen



Notes:


Lesson Assignments

  1. Teach Me About Root Position & Inversions.

  2. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

    2. START TO LEARN HANDS TOGETHER AT A VERY SLOW TEMPO

  3. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. NO ASSIGNMENT

  4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. Do Sets 3 and 4.

  5. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  6. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. PRACTICE BELOW - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 40 PER QUARTER NOTE

    2. FIX THE NOTES IN MEASURES 36-40

  7. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  8. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics





On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C









  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)









  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

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THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)