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Long Term Goal

  • Grade 7

Aural

11 Sep

Nocturne

  • careful of over-:
    • LH balance
    • LH speed fluctuations
  • polyrhythm keep up speed in LH
  • watch coordination bar 32
  • bar 33, we have some swapped dynamics

Mozart

  • be conscious of rests and their meanings
  • shorter articulation
  • LH always softer

4 Sep

Mozart

  • primary concenrns
    • balance
    • phrasing
      • last notes of phrase must be soft
  • turns (Squiggle) directly attach to next note
  • transition between semiquavers and quavers, always ground speed in constant quaver speed

Etude

  • narrative, easily identifiable expressive markers
  • little girl on field
    • rolling down on stuff

28 Aug

Mozart

  • phrasing, any opportunity to get soft should be taken
    • especially at end of phrase
  • bar 17, generally more subdued
  • bar 59 goal

Etude

  • especially with pedal, a lighter technique is recommended
  • phrasing maximised in forte section

21 Aug

Present technical work next week

Mozart

  • cute balance
  • ornaments: try without, then try with
  • phrasing: final low notes, play very soft
  • bar 17: sneaky anticipation
  • phrasing in everything!

Arabesque

  • check coordination of triplets
  • don’t overphrase
    • texture is a priority

14 Aug

Etude

  • veloce: velocity
  • con leggierzza – with lightness
  • easier to play light
  • also sounds better

Debussy

  • lighter is easier, sounds better as well
  • bar 5, watch out for tie A
  • bar 6, triplets should just sound like notes in a row
  • soft can be used for pp

Mozart

  • looking for a playful sound
    • softer LH accomp
    • short staccatos

7 Aug

Scales

  • chromatic, 4 octaves
  • make sure you are doing 4th finger rule

Debussy

  • pedal every chord change
  • don’t add too much additional rubato, flowing like water
  • watch for extra A tie

Moszowski

  • make sure rhythm is correct bar 1-2
    • for anticipation
  • experiment with textures other than full pedal
  • bar 3, keep soft, so that everything can be contrasted

31 July

Debussy

  • adhere to markings
    • copies physical features of water
  • listen out for smoothness of triplets
  • stringedo – faster, can be slower, more rubato before

24 July

Nocturne

  • 41 mumbly. Don’t get too fast
  • 43, tiny note attached to next note
  • rit in 36, slow down
  • 30 check notes
  • poco piu forte 31, ‘show off’
  • 25, listen to constant LH to guide rubato
  • phasing, last note soft, to create nice tail

17 July

Nocturne

  • rubato focus on delay than speeding up
    • can delay every two bars
    • don’t get too much faster until animato
  • animato start soft, don’t forget B natural
  • 26, delay top note to signal slowing down. check LH note bar 27
  • dotted rhythm here bar 32. make sure rhythm is accurate in this section
  • rit bar 36
  • final section can be very exciting

26 June

Nocturne

  • small notes as ‘rubato’ points
    • also polyrhythms
    • rubato for highlighting intense parts
  • keep LH always soft, except in f, can accent
  • 2nd page
    • more rubato, don’t be afraid of f
  • polyrhythm can be ‘mushed’
    • prepare polyrhthm rubato in advance
  • prioritise RH 5-tuplet

19 June

Arabesque

  • polyrhythm be careful

Nocturne

  • RH voice slightly more, needs to come above LH
    • certain parts can be dramatic
    • rubato can be used for intensity as well
  • 5/2 polyrhythm, play just after third note
  • animato start soft
  • rubato in difficult polyrhythms

12 June

Einaudi

  • flat accent not too loud
  • think of overall texture based on tempo
  • phase in and out voices
  • page 4, can highlight different RH

Nocturne

  • aim for constant LH

22 May

Etude

  • don’t overpedal
  • don’t do too much rubato
  • DO do more dynamics

Nocturne

  • be careful of too much LH speed change
  • still be careful of triplets

Experience

  • bring it next week

15 May

Nocturne

  • rubato
    • push and pull
    • offset rubato
      • focus on LH changes
  • Triplet
    • offset last n
  • see goal 15/3

Arabseque

  • watch out for ties
  • pedal on chord changes
  • refer to basics on polyrhythm
  • see goal 22/5

Mozowski

  • phrasing

Scales

  • F# contrary motion

8 May

Scales

  • all grand scales
  • polyrhythmic scales

One Summer’s Day

  • good quality

Nocturne

  • bar 8, 5 notes, split into 2 and 3
  • bar 23 check coordination
  • see goal on page

1 May

One Summer’s Day

  • phrase, focus on soft sections
  • generally good quality for extra list

Etude

  • practice small sections
  • phrasing is simply up and down

Nocturne

  • don’t forget octave higher section

24 Apr

7B

  • be very careful with fingering + legato

Scales

  • revise all grand scales

One Summer’s Day

  • make speed changes are temporary
  • start phrases soft and end soft

20 Mar

Scales

  • F harmonic minor

7A

  • phrasing expression

One Summer’s Day

  • make sure pedal considers the bottom note
  • in louder sections, when phrasing, still start a bit softer
    • phrasing can also be bigger
  • check notes 30-31
  • watch out for triplet polyrhythm

Nocturne

  • more offset rubato
  • LH softer
  • approximate polyrhythms

13 Mar

7B

  • watch fingering

Scales: Ab major this week

Summer’s Day

  • count notes in bar 6
  • bar 23 Bb RH
  • phrasing and rubato to be done in waves. can use left soft pedal
  • bar 17 phrase upwards
  • bar 22 hit chords harder, blend sound. phrase as two bars waves
  • bar 30 small LH, big RH, RH phrased

Nocturne

  • LH accompaniment, get to jumping note early to keep it soft
  • lift pedal cleanly
  • phrase strongly, but don’t let LH interfere too much

27 Feb

8C

  • process 6 quavers in a bar

Scales: Ab major this week

Nocturne

  • still needs to create a sense of mystery by more ‘super soft’ parts
  • don’t rush through it, use rubato to make it relaxed
    • inertia – the struggle to move forward
    • playing
  • pentuplet – don’t stop RH
  • triplet, make sure it is smooth in RH

Summer’s day

  • more fading would be good to create mystery
  • can use soft pedal
  • rubato needs to be intense, especially the slow parts

20 Feb

7A

  • not too careful and timid
  • LH non legato
  • dynamics are

7B

  • check fingering towards the end
  • try LH

7C

  • try this week

Scales

  • 4th finger rule
  • Ab major grand scale

Nocturne

  • maybe take a slower speed, more like walking
  • triplet good to take it as normal triplet first
  • phrasing
    • when we go up, go louder
  • rubato
    • speed up and
  • balance
    • LH very light

13 Feb

7A

  • challenge yourself with speed

7B

  • start this one, it is already going well

Scales

  • do B harmonic minor grand this week
  • remember 4th finger rule

Nocturne

  • small notes are a point for rubato
  • 5 tuplet, note goes here
  • pp, no phrasing, less features. can use soft pedal
  • with polyrhythms, find a good approximation, then go with that and try to get the flow
  • dynamics are often related to phrasing, or harmony