Elizabeth

Youtube Playlist

All of the pieces in Grade 8

Syllabus

Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ytOy–hBhgTWdvyF_oJ5Na_V7EBZfIzb?usp=sharing

Cadences Chart

Cadences - Music Theory Academy

Goal for this week

  • E major polyrhythm scale
  • Increase speed in Czerny
  • Experiment with rubato in Chopin

Long term goal

  • grade 8 somewhere someday

Aural HOT tips

Inversions

  • where is the fourth?
  • root, 1st, 2nd/no, top, bottom

16 Jan

Scales

  • get grand scales faster
  • start thirds

8B

  • group into 4
  • use pedal

Nocturne

  • at the start count carefully, especially rests
  • coordination here
  • passion – melody strong, rubato
  • towards the end start winding down, use lots of rubato
  • gradually lift pedal off at the end

6 Jan

8C

  • the higher we go, the louder we get

Scales

  • polyrhythm e major

Czerny

  • increase speed bar by bar
  • pedal all the time except on LH staccato

Chopin

  • coordination bar 11
  • check LH 18-20
  • in general watch out for triplets
  • use rubato as a tool for EMPHASIS
  • 35 onwards, watch pedalling
  • 49, missing E#
  • LH dodgy bar 54

List B

  • in general, plan crescendos. Don’t get too loud too early
  • bar 78 RH Ab
  • bar 80 RH B natural

17 Dec

Czerny

  • bar by bar, careful for accurate playing

Nocturne

  • differences in interpretation, how aggressive or mellow do you want to be?
  • things to watch out for
  • rubato needs to move forward
  • phrasing still needs to present
  • here, no rubato, keep up rhythm. Also watch for pedalling
  • don’t rush poly rhythms, non-legato touch