2017-2018 Lesson 7: Abigail Chen

Notes & Makeups

  1. Dustin cancelled November 1st. Needs makeup. 

Performance Class

  1. Sunday, November 19th, DiMenna Center, Cary Hall
  2. Play your RCM exam pieces. 



    1. Level 2: Set 7

      1. Don't play any faster than m.m. 48 for your sight-reading portion of the exercise.
      2. Before you begin ANY of the exercises, put your hands in your lap and do the full exercise in your head! 


  1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. G Major formula pattern needs a lot of work 
    2. Do all pages and rotate the assignments if you can't get to all of them every day 
    3. Don't dip your wrists when you play your thumb.
  2. Hanon No. 1 (no assignment)

    1. Hands together now at m.m. 126, one note per beat
      1. RH - don't slide on finger 4. Rounder fingers please!
      2. Tidy Attacks. Please be sure that both RH and LH play at the exact same time. 


  1. Quiet Lagoon by Jon George (List B)

    1. Pedal each measure - no more. 
  2. Ecossaise in G Major by L. V. Beethoven (List A)

    1. Please do the down-up markings ! 
  3. Jazz Invention No. 2 (L.2 List C)

    1. This is a bit rough but you can do it - fix your counting in mm 6-7
  4. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (L.2 List C)

    1. Fix ALL the orange markings.
  5. The Highlands by Christopher Norton (L.2 Etude)

  6. REVIEW - once a week

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

    2. CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

    3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
    4. CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
    5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
    6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
    7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

READING (no assignment)

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 1B

    1. Sight-read Prepare: 63, 68-69, 70, 73, 74
    2. Treat these as sight-reading assignments so if you make a mistake, don't stop. Only stop at the end and then fix the mistakes in your mind before you try again! :)

THEORY (no assignment)

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