2019-2020 Lesson 2 of 16

Scales begin LH through AM, eighth notes at 132 (find your ideal tempo). HS, be steady and rhythmic.

Arps: RH only: 123151321

La Flor de la Canela:. RH great job RH, much more rhythmic!!! Work on nner section, RH, and finish.

TY Javier for printing out the new music -will start Chopin next lesson in 2 Sundays, after hearing from you Monday.

See you next Sunday at 1p, hr-

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Great improvement on Canela! Solidify A section


Begin Bouree, Graupner, HS

Continue scales & arpeggios


New plan, start Chopin Preludes after discussion- will send links between now and Wednesday for next lesson.

2019-2020 Lesson 1 of 16

Scales begin LH through AM, eighth notes at 132 (find your ideal tempo). HS, be steady and rhythmic.

Arps: RH only: 123151321

La Flor de la Canela:. RH solidify; LH next week. Will begin inner section soon.

Please Javier print out the new music I sent last weeks in email.

See you next Sunday at 1p, hr-

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Great improvement on Canela! Solidify A section


Begin Bouree, Graupner, HS

Continue scales & arpeggios


New plan, start Chopin Preludes after discussion- will send links between now and Wednesday for next lesson.

2019 Summer Lesson 1 - 90 min

Prepare piece (s) for recital- practice as directed, to focus on continuity. Focus on one piece and if you have the extra time and energy only, add the second, as we would like for you to have a great experience!

Work

on bow into piece and off piano area. Head down when bowing.

2018-2019 Lesson 31 & 32a (90-m): Marina Rocha (LIZA WU)

Great job resuming Beethoven for second recital! Fix glitches in B&C sections as indicated, practice this first. Keep track of pick ups and smoothness; no random hey sounds or motions.

Hanon and Scales- resume 2 octaves w repeat as indicated, HS and HT @100 to 2-eighths, though BM. Be strong; begin w lift.

Flor- write in fingers to plays already studied; resume. Great job!

See you next SATURDAY at 1215-145p.

2018-2019 Lesson 25 & 26a(90-m): Marina Rocha (LIZA WU)

Beethoven:


Focus on:

- focus! Keep track of where you are so that you don't need to stop or backtrack 

- work on playing continuously (without stops) between sections

-transitions are much better! They are smoother! Keep all rhythms more even and consistent.

- release thumbs to not overhold the previous chord

- in a minor section LH: use more wrist and higher elbow position; RH smoother melodic section


Focus: am section; FM section; transitional sections


Canela: find Piano Solo version- this one is for voice and piano

This version: RH /LH separately.


Bach: HUGE difference w your articulations, congrats! Nice work lightening your thumbs.


- GET THE E please! 

-similarly, the rhythm here most be more even.


-practice both repeats to not get lost here, either


2018-2019 Lesson 23b & 24 (90-m): Marina Rocha (LIZA WU)

Beethoven:


Phrases-  taper phrases to end and start anew.FM: calmer, less LH. Match RH ornament to phrase texture of calm. Clear out  LH a minor pedal whenever it happensMelody in repeated-As section- smoother RH. Great job LH consistency. Still be one tempo; clear pedal.
Nuances; pp character when indicated. 
Practice focusing on entire piece, straight through without 'glitches'Watch thumb to start smoothly and do not overhold through note value
Really beautiful playing! When finished, end piece as it sounds. 
Bach: Same as before- lighten all thumbsListen to articulation.End all phrases; lift before all phrasesCalmer, steadier tempoMatch both hands' note lengths


Hanon first; get music pls! 






2018-2019 Lesson 19b & 20 (90-m): Marina Rocha (LIZA WU)


Beethoven:

Gorgeous transitions! Huge changes! E- all stem from bottomFM section calmer & more sereneOrnamental turns calmer/lighter, w pedal coordination.Am section practice slower for HT smoothness. More legato RH, 3 into beat 1. Use pedal and figure how to coordinate.

Bach:
-all still lighter! Shorten all beat 2-3s. Think in two bar phrases. List RH each time you start the new phrase. TY for repeats :) When trepanning, start anew.Triplet calmer.Even eighths throughout.


General: practice sections SLOWER in order to smoothen HT


Hanon: 1-6
Relax shoulders when playing; lift fingers at end of bars to make more even.
Add the other direction (play as printed, HS & HT). Play stronger, using lifted fingers. Raise elbows.
Scales: C-G-D-A-E, focus on in reverse order. HS, 2X in row
4-octaves. HS & HT- thumb under asap after playing; raise fingers v tall; relax shoulders; elbows higher/sit further back; feet firmly planted in one central position. Practice in rotation, not same order each day.





2018-2019 Lesson 18& 19a;(90-m): Marina Rocha (LIZA WU)

Beethoven:

Huge changes! Congratulations! Everything is much more cohesive, wonderful. Go through small spots as discussed, for transitional smoothness; drill places where you get ‘stuck’.

Bach:

Wonderful lightening! Lighter thumbs everywhere; lighter beats 2-3; detach cadences.

LH articulation more precise pls!

Scales: C, G, D 4-octaves, great job with sitting/posture!

Elbows slightly higher and more parallel to keyboard. Sit closer to edge of bench, move bench further away from keyboard. Goal 100,

Flor de la Canela- print two copies to start next wk