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This Week’s Goal

  • Revise all 3 pieces

Long Term Goal

  • Grade 7 2021

15 Oct

Mozart

  • metro at 120 to get flow
  • soft sections need to be softer

Etude

  • try adjusting pedal so texture is not too heavy
  • middle section less phrasing to keep it more calm

Nocturne

  • rubato doesn’t need to happen everywhere
  • slow down towards end, bar 36 rit to atempo
  • rit and dim and the end
  • discretion to do or not do expression important for next step

8 Oct

Le Tr

  • this could be a bit slower, rapid LH

Mozart

  • be careful of LH rests, adds to character of lightness
  • all phrase endings should be soft, unless the phrase ending is a peak
  • rhythmic accuracy 100% for playfulness
  • can be a bit faster
  • watch articulaton in 3rd page
  • keep this section soft for sneakiness

23 Sep

Nocturne

  • don’t speed up towards end
  • last bar even
  • bar 33
    • exaggerated dynamics, but do
    • don’t speed up
  • bar 29, lots of polyrhythms!
  • bar 28, no delay into next beat

Etude

  • evenness
    • all notes are the same length
    • there aren’t any suddenly loud notes, the phrasing make sense
  • there needs to be space in between each note
  • middle section like ‘choir’
  • pedal is smooth, but fully refresh

10 Sep

Le Tric

  • fingers close to keys
  • long notes
  • to avoid missing notes
  • appogiaturas rushed to avoid change in time

Mozart

  • must flow more, increase tempo, remove rubato
  • ‘careless’ tempo, faster, no rubato, not affected by anything
  • still have phrasing
  • balance in LH always soft

3 Sep

Merry (record this week)

  • bar 9 start softer, constant staccatos using flicking action. don’t lift high from piano, don’t create accents
  • bar 13, check where the softs are at the start of hairpins
  • bar 42, check pause at end, it should be a long note
  • metronome practice recommended 80-90

Nocturne

  • check where crescendos are
  • 5 against two, the LH note comes between the 3rd and 4th note
  • mf play a bit softer in bar 29

27 Aug

Les Tricoteuses

  • think balance related to mood
  • accents for bird call
  • softs softer end of 2nd page
  • last page, softer softs, rit at the end

Mozart

  • ends of phrases soft
    • sneaky, no rubato
  • not loud here, focus on phrasing
  • are

20 Aug

Etude

  • adjust pedalling according to desired texture
    • frequently lifts?
    • half pedals?
  • middle sections, softer, lighter
    • adjust pedal
    • adjust dynamic
  • make sure that phrasing is accurate
  • evenness
    • most important think about evenness

Merry Andrew

  • slow practice for mental memory
  • should be done for all pieces anyway as well

Nocturne

  • balanced rubato WITHIN phrases, each phrase must have equal amounts slowing down and speed up (if you want momentum to go forward in that section)
  • polyrhythms, don’t rush RH, don’t need to worry about exact grouping

13 Aug

Tricoteuses

  • rubato, delay in entry,
    • can also be at the end of phrases
  • think of small notes attached to previous note
  • experiment with rubato as an expressive tool

Mozart

  • look out for parts that are uneven
    • slow practice
    • rhythm practice
    • staccato practice
  • keep soft bits soft
  • avoid rubato excessively
    • use metronome 105-110

6 August

  • fast sections
    • doesn’t need to be overcalculated
    • as long as notes at both ends are coordinated
  • LH involvement important for dynamics
  • make sure pedal is correct (every four notes)

Merry Andrew

  • don’t add extra rests
    • bar 12
  • check rest here

Etude

  • last page, phrasing on the page only

23 July

Etude

  • focus on light sound, texutre
  • p only in bar 7, creates beautiful sound
  • staccato, just means light
  • 33 can be intense
  • 37, as soft possible
    • can use soft pedal
  • overall, just contrast strong sections with beautiful soft sections

Nocturne

  • we want forward momentum, slow rubato must be balanced with speeding rubato
  • pedal needs to be constant, to capture bass note
  • animato, get quicker
  • polyrhythm can be guessed, sufficiently good
  • check coordination here

16 July

Merry Andrew

  • detail in dynamics
  • strict rhythm from 34, strict rit
  • subito p, loud until subito p
  • don’t accel early
  • last two notes should be nearly next to each other

Couperin

  • think of moods

Notes 13 Jan

Ex 5C

  • division of beats important

Scales

  • remember 4th finger rule
  • first page of scales up to Bb melodic minor

Alla polacca

  • keep quavers as quavers. When you see a quaver, make sure you don’t rush.

Wistful prelude

  • again, keep quavers quavers
  • strong touch and try a bit phrasing
  • full pedal down

Notes 16 Dec

Sonata

  • personal interpration is encouraged
  • watch rhythm at
  • for constant speed, recommended metronome at 100

Alla Pollacca

  • 2nd page, slurs are important. rhythm has two parts, maths and listening. Listen to music.
  • phrasing needs to be careful. Has many rules, including end of slur must be soft

Notes 9 Dec

Technical homework

5B LH, Db major

Alla p

  • most important thing now is the articulation. Gives the piece character
  • don’t accent staccatos
  • after that, do phrasing
  • make sure that you plan out your phrasing. If you know you are getting louder, then start soft

Sonata

  • starting from 2nd page until end, work on buildup

Notes 2 Dec

Ex 5A, even when rolling, make sure

Learn 5B this week

Scales: G# harmonic/melodic minor

Sonata

  • RH still doesn’t need to be rolled. Can be direct. This will help with balancing LH/RH balance
  • make sure you don’t slow down for ornaments and getting softer.

Notes 25 Nov

Scale: B major

Excercise 5A

Sonata

  • be careful of ornaments, see how they are divided into three notes. see sheet for guidelines
  • approach the touch with a dry and straight forward approach
  • balance should be