Jayden

Youtube Playlist

Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxU_OGndc5q-jH26-96g39xF-RLx4hbgc

Google Drive

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dWwG84LFuyn_X-PD_x9-mioV2YXi1h5-?usp=sharing

Intervals

  • 2nd – scale
  • 3rd – O when the saints
  • 4th – amazing grace
  • 5th – twinkle twinkle
  • 6th – my bonnie lies over the ocean
  • 7th – weird
  • 8th – somewhere over the rainbow

Goal for this week

  • Finish 4A 1 Feb
  • Start all arpeggios
  • work on Allegro and Tartan
  • don’t practice too much of etude

Long term goal

Grade 4 exam mid-2021

Notes 14 Dec

Scales: begin arpeggios, perfect contrary motions

4A: finish by 1 Feb

Etude

  • louder in 33
  • avoid gaps by making the beat go forward.
  • bar 17 make sure RH and LH come together
  • Curve fingers

Tartan

  • needs general work, keep learning notes

Allegro

  • funny dynamic contrast is needed for the ending

Notes 7 Dec

Ex 4A: first line pls

Scales

  • make sure they are together
  • finish all contrary motion by 14 Dec

Allegro

  • you need to check which notes are short and which are long
  • finish the piece this week

Tartan

  • fade on staccato
  • bar 9 rests are important in LH

Notes 30 Nov

Technical

  • Ex 4A, first line
  • chromatics
  • revise all scales

Allegro

  • Significant work still needs to be done. Aim for finish this week.

Notes 23 Nov

4B

  • practice bar by bar, become da master. Rhythm must be correct.

Scale: F# harmonic minor contrary

Allegro

  • Articulation and slurs are really important
  • dynamics are also really important
  • this is all to make it funny
  • bar 36 HT, ending hands sep.

Notes 16 Nov

Contrary: F# harmonic minor

Allocate about 5 mins to technical per practice.

Allegro

  • LH soft. Don’t jump. This creates the fluffy texture.
  • check this LH chord
  • this piece is all about whether it is chunky or not

Notes 9 Nov

Excercises

4B

  • keep going

Scales

  • F melodic minor, watch 4th finger
  • A major contrary motion

Allegro

  • listen to recording this week
  • watch for slurs OR staccatos across the piece
  • aim for first page hands together

Etude

  • bar 4 LH rhythm, should be consistent
  • bar 10 snappy semiquavers
  • curve fingers for greater accuracy
  • main aim is consistency in rhythm

Notes 2 Nov

Excercises

  • PLEASE DO EX 4B
  • make sure timing is right, quavers are 2 semis, crotchet is 4 semis. Practice bar by bar

4A

  • start if you have time. Remember flats BEAD

Scales

  • F melodic minor, fix F harmonic minor using 4th finger rule

Allegro

  • bar 9, F#
  • get up to 30 this week, mostly the same LH here. Make this a priority

Etude

  • bar 1-8, focus on rhythmic consistency
  • Bar 17 onwards, focus on ‘evenness’. Curving fingers helps
  • check notes in 45-47, make sure there are 4 of them
  • check notes 51

Notes 26 Oct

Ex 4B

  • please do LH this week
  • RH increase speed

Allegro

  • even at early learning stage, consider balance between LH and RH, RH needs to be louder
  • learning goal: bar 16, hands together

Etude

  • bar 1-8, hold LH notes
  • start dynamics in bar 17

  • check notes bar 51 RH

Notes 19 Oct 2020

Scales

  • f natural minor new scale
  • do LH 4B and increase speed in 4B overall

Etude

  • Ties in bar 1-8, only
  • start dynamics from 17 onwards
  • bar 24, check your LH chord. Fade away late

New piece: Allegro