Leah

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Certificate List

26 Nov

Reverie

  • can start quicker, with momentum (sans lenteur = without slowness)
  • keep ideas bigger, a lot of ideas can be done in the RH
  • 2nd line 2nd page, some missing notes in RH chord
  • rubato, keep it short, and towards the ends of phrases
  • watch coordination, last line 2nd page
  • pp espressivo, much more voicing, pedal lifts to control RH texture
  • 3rd page 2nd last line, watch tempo. voice melody

Beethoven 2nd

  • bar 9 Ab in chord
  • good technical preparation today
  • for practicing magnitude of phrasing
  • bar 10, can use finger pedal for texture
  • ba

19 Nov

Beethoven

  • bar 8 RH fingering
  • bar 24, planning out cresc layer by layer
  • bar 32-35, check LH notes, watch for tie, keep soft
  • 45, make sure this is in time
  • check LH 57, make sure each chord is seperate
  • 106 fingering LH
  • 181 RH

Beethoven Mvt 2

  • fingering for legato most critical

Beethoven 3rd mvt

  • articulation most important

5 Nov

Reverie

  • pedalling, on LH changes, but can be complex as well
  • LH as soft as possible for first few bars
  • tres doux et tres expressif, very soft and expressive
  • RH slightly above LH in intro
  • meno p introduce LH first, mf RH louder
  • pp 2nd page, LH dominant so it sounds like the RH is covered
  • poco cresc and piu cresc on 2nd page, opportunity to have multi-layered cresc.

29 Oct

List B

  • phrase first 12 bars but then next part soft
  • sudden dynamic changes after cresc at 24
  • false ending bar 45
  • going through many different moods from bar 60 onwards

Focus on Beethoven 1st movement and Reverie

Theory, revise chapter 1 for scales

14 Oct

List A

  • make sure you’re not missing notes, especially in LH
  • bar 10, catch LH notes with pedal
  • don’t speed up at 29

List B

  • 26-27, LH execution
  • watch rests 43 onwards
  • don’t speed up at 83

List C

  • focus on technical accuracy
  • don’t speed up 117
  • don’t speed up 233
  • advise slow practice

List D

  • make phrasing a main priority
  • 37, just try to make it through section

7 Oct

8A

  • do with metronome, 150 per note

Scales

  • take extra time
  • soft arpeggios, try if possible to make sure all notes go down

List A

  • good quick speed helps the phrasing
  • LH in general can be just a bit softer if possible, helping the RH be voiced
  • don’t rush in 29

List B

  • still focus on phrase endings
  • bring tempo to around 90% instead of 100%, use extra tempo energy to focus on dynamics and phrase endings

List C

  • bring tempo to around 90% instead of 100%, use extra tempo energy to focus on dynamics and phrase endings

List D

  • make sure all notes are coming out
  • try to restrict loud volume for the f sections, otherwise, try to control volume

Aural

  • inversions correct
  • cadences (1/2)
  • memory very accurate
  • singing bottom part, first correct, second half correct

Sight reading

  • good effort

1 Oct

List C

  • think about tempo before starting
  • sectional practice continue, but be disciplined in what speed and concertration you go
    • not too fast, not too slow
  • use sectional practice to carefully observe dynamics

List B

  • try to identify all phrase endings and make them soft
  • semiquavers have improved
  • quavers, when phrasing don’t get faster
  • 98, watch for rests
  • 99 not speeding up
  • 125, E natural in RH

19 Sep

List A

  • start with a quicker tempo, think of flowing speed
  • can phrase more on last two lines
  • mental memory in key sections can be improved, ultra slow practice

List B

  • variable tempo (ex, 99 too fast compared to previous page)
  • try metronome at 105

List C

  • sectional practice and aiming for perfection within those sections
  • stability practice can be done while playing full tempo, but also do slow practice seperately
  • aim for quality (does every note come out clearly)

List D

  • 37 start a bit softer
  • have phrasing mathematically planned

11 Sep

List D

  • try tempo crotchet = 60
  • more confident features

List B

  • most important thing is to have even semiquavers, it makes the piece balanced and in control
  • rest bar 49
  • rest bar 57
  • rest bar 98
  • tempo at 99 changed?

3 Sep

Technical

  • 8B still need work, focus finger positions and full chord practice
  • watch chord progression in Eb major
  • watch accuracy of arpeggios
  • arppegios are at 84 bpm

List C

  • 85, not too soft, all RH notes coming
  • all about getting it cohesive as a full perforamnce
    • avoid stops
    • don’t change tempo from the start
    • assess mistakes and tempo changes carefully
  • don’t wait too long at 113
  • poco rall 116
  • 117, don’t make other notes too loud other than the melody
  • 161, too fast, keep same tempo
  • don’t jump too high on staccatos, make sure all notes are plied

List B

  • follow dynamics and sudden changes
  • check coordination in 41
  • watch for key signature generally