Michelle

Youtube Playlist

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxU_OGndc5q8RhWysLTM0MEMlk03IKO37

Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ukYaP2Tb-Gk_fccXyGf8UtjlTUv9Mh50?usp=sharing

Goal for this week

  • Get list of scales correct, see below
  • Meandering Mazurka, bar 16 LH, bonus bar 16 hands together

Long term goal

  • Grade 2

26 July

Kinabalu sunrise

  • wrong note bar 25
  • last bar position
  • work on dynamics in general
  • ritardando – get slower

Petite piece

  • don’t forget this piece!
  • try to relearn this week

19 July

Kinabalu Sunrise

  • wrong notes
    • bar 8 LH
  • bar 16 LH
  • 25 LH
  • 27 LH
  • last bar, LH
  • pedal makes things louder
    • so we have to play softer
    • dynamics should be adjusted
  • 21, loud and soft contrast, mountains and clouds

12 July

Dragonfly

  • speed is still a lot too slow for this stage of learning
    • chunking (small section practice) needs to be taken a lot more seriously

Kinabalu

  • most of the first page sounds very good
  • 2nd page, you have to watch out for being in the correct spot

Tango for Two

  • phrasing!
    • up is loud, down is soft
    • focus on down is soft

Notes 15 Mar

Notes 8 Mar

Exam standard scales this week:

  • B natural minor
  • B harmonic minor

Petite piece

  • next week, fill in the two red circles for bar 17-24

Meandering Mazurka

  • bar 16 LH, bonus bar 16 hands together

Notes 1 Mar

Scales

  • better fingering this week, well done!

Meandering Mazurka

  • bar 9, sharps are still missing, we’ve written them down today
  • good to do two bars at a time when combining
  • when doing left hand, make sure you say the notes out loud if it helps

Notes 22 Feb

Scales

  • fourth finger rule: know where fourth finger goes
  • continue with same scales

Meandering Mazurka

  • make sure you know where middle C is so you are playing in the right spots
  • key change bar 9! F# and C#. Go through this slowly and make sure it’s correct first.
  • Start learning LH. make sure you read the bass clef

Petite Piece

  • continue working on dynamics and flow

Notes 15 Feb

Scales

  • new scale G natural minor

Petite Piece

  • dynamics need to be clear. flow is getting better!
  • bar 21-24, repeat for confidence

Meandering Mazurka

  • bar 8 hands seperate

Notes 8 Feb

Scales

  • do more scales hands seperate
  • try Bb major

Petite piece

  • good time to curve fingers more
  • dynamics need to be big BIG DIFFERENCE between p and f
  • still play hard sections one bar at a time
  • okay sections, 4 bars at a time

Notes 1 Feb

Scales

  • First 3 similar motions, keep practicing

Petite piece

  • The best way to do hard things
  • seperate hands, 1 bar at a time
  • we also want bar 21 to be the same speed
  • check bar 24 notes

Notes 27 Jan

Do contrary motion G major and B natural minor, but check your fingering carefully.

Petite piece

  • do dynamics, they are relatively simple
  • cresc., remember to start soft
  • bar 17-18 watch fingering
  • check note bar 21

Notes 20 Jan

Scales

  • continue to learn more scales hands together
  • Check fingering very carefully.

Petite piece

A rainy Saturday

  • two things: phrasing and dynamics
  • add pedal if possible

Summer Toccatina

Notes 13 Jan

Scales: free learning of scales

Summer toccatina

  • add dynamics
  • the softer you start your cresc, the louder the cresc will sound
  • don’t speed up when you go faster
  • accents mean play loude

Notes 6 Jan

  • Learn Summer Toccatina
  • Learn Scales