2017-2018 Lesson 3: Abigail Chen



    1. Level 2: Set 4

      1. Do the sightreading in your mind first!!!!


  1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: all of page 7 and D Harmonic & Melodic Minor on page 8
      1. Position is looking good! 
      2. Your sound needs to be more confident. 
      3. LH descending - you sometimes make mistakes. 
      4. LH descending - no pedal fingers
  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. Start learning in chunks hands aone
  2. Ecossaise in G Major by L. V. Beethoven (List A)

  3. Jazz Invention No. 2 (L.2 List C)

    1. Rethink all of your rhythm and fingering. 
    2. Play this slowly and pay attention to dynamics! Please! 
  4. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (L.2 List C)

    1. NO ACCENTS!
    2. You're still not doing some of the red markings! Hold your half notes for their full value please.
  5. The Highlands by Christopher Norton (L.2 Etude)

    1. RH keep wrist up when you play finger five!
    2. Prepare mm. 1-10 hands together at m.m. 69 WITH DYNAMICS! 
  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)