Jackie

Youtube Playlist

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Google Drive

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Repertoire

  • Beethoven Moonlight Sonata Mvt 1
  • Chopin Nocturne Eb major Op 9 No 2
  • Mozart Alla Turca
  • Wind piece

Notes 17 Dec

Mozart

  • articulation is critical
  • with octaves, do not aim for loudness. Be relaxed. 4th on black notes
  • fast semiquavers must be practiced accurately.

Chopin

Notes 12 Dec

Beethoven

  • phrasing of LH must be smooth
  • RH balance must be towards melody. RH melody must be phrased
  • count notes here
  • think about when you want to phrase inverted
  • check note here and phrase upwards in LH
  • inner sections don’t get affected phrasing (yet)

Beethoven

  • see wrong note chart below
  • keep triplets quieter.
  • strong melody notes, plus strong chungis. Melody ‘sempre marcato’
  • when melody expands or is dissonant, increase volume

Long term goal

Get Grade 6 done this year.

Script

My name is Jackie. Today is the and I am presenting for an examination in Grade 6 Piano. My first piece is……

I will now play……

FINAL TIPS!

Gigue

  • LH non legato
  • big phrasing that DOESN’t affect rhythm

Finale

  • contrast between moods can be greater. this generally means connecting moods to dynamics and exaggerating them

Andantino

  • dolce, RH can be heard above the LH at all times, but never aggressive
  • rubato
  • be sure of what texture you are creating

Soir

  • 2nd page, prio on melody
  • try rubato on haripins
  • make sure notes go down

Hisashi

  • greater dynamic contrast, especially in main theme to fortes

Review 12 Nov

Gigue

  • Speeding!
  • phrasing

Finale

  • dynamics
  • slur endings soft

Andantino

  • softer softs
  • could have more rubato?

Hisashi

  • don’t rush semiquavers

Soir

  • LH soft as possible, RH clear though
  • bar 28, fix rhythm
  • RH clear here

Notes 5 Nov

Bach

  • phrasing
  • stability
  • choosing a good tempo

Haydn

  • don’t rush semiquavers
  • this middle section, go a bit softer

Andantino

  • more rubato
  • listen to whether melody is smooth

Hishashi

  • this is fine as long as you keep beat and pleasant texture

Soir

  • don’t roll LH to miss notes