Jiaqi

Youtube Playlist

This playlist has all the standard Series 18 pieces for Grade 8

Syllabus

Pieces to choose from. Don’t pick Series 17 pieces.

Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lhCtpO3qfgogfclITNvWdblfLAwdEl2x?usp=sharing

Aural test

Goal for this week

  • start 6ths scales
  • work on nocturne
  • haydn first page

Long Term Goal

  • Grade 8

Mar 27

Nocturne

  • still check LH notes here and there
    • might be handy to practice hands seperate
      • good for memory as well
  • rubato
    • speeding up slowing down
  • phrasing
    • tapering off phrases is the most important
  • balance

Allegro Moderato

  • push learning goals
    • first page learn
  • read hands together straight away

Mar 20

Nocturne

  • must fix more mistakes by carefully relearning
    • okay to play slowly
  • try to do more bars this week

Cadences

  • try to listen left hand bottom note. 4-1 or 5-1?

Scales

  • continue 6ths
  • 4th finger rule

Feb 27

8C

  • phrasing

Scales

  • thirds, make sure you end where you start
  • do sixths this week

Nocturne

  • bar 13 goal this week
  • focused practice is required if time tight
  • keep eyes up to check for wrong notes
  • ultra careful slow practice is beneficial for both performance and learning

Feb 20

Nocturne

  • phrasing
    • when going up, go louder, down is softer. taper off phrases
  • rubato
    • offset rubato
    • tempo rubato
    • personal choice a lot of the time
    • good to listen to others
  • balance
    • between LH and RH
    • this LH must be extra soft as there are many notes
  • espressivo: expressive
  • dolce: sweetly
    • RH doesn’t go into the realm of aggression
    • that means that LH needs to go a lot softer

8B

  • check LH notes
  • check pedal
  • ping the top note
  • no stops

8C

  • ‘try’ to slur slurs. first note of slur longer, slightly accented
  • more aggresive phrasing

Feb 13

8A

  • go faster

8B

  • strong on the way up, weak downwards
  • use pedal for phrasing

8C

  • octave lower
  • Phrasing, when it goes higher, get louder, softer when going down

Scales

  • polyrhythm scales, slow and accurate to start
  • 3rds scales, slow and accurate

Nocturne

  • for sight reading, good to write in flats
  • try top and bottom part seperate

Feb 6

Start all excercises + Grand scales