Rachel

22 Nov

Fix You

  • watch LH fingering in 22. make sure that similar fingerings are copied over at 39 as well
    • be careful of notes in general as well
    • think about whether you want to write repeated fingerings
  • check LH rhythms, is it ti-ti ta?
  • triplet, slot LH left hand note in

15 Nov

  • new piece: Fix You

1 Nov

Rainbow Connection

  • drive forward with tempo, don’t start slow
  • check LH rhythm in bar 29, 31, last quaver needs to be quick
  • bar 32 MUCH LOUDER
  • swing quaver bar 40 RH
  • bar 47 can be louder, smooth dynamic transition
  • hold last note longer

Legend of Tanis

  • generally first page accents can be greater, louder chords
  • bar 18 RH has errors
  • ending needs to be much quicker
  • contrastingly, middle section
    • super soft
    • lots of phrasing
    • should be film like
    • check LH bar 30
  • check rhythm bar 31-34
  • make the mf in bar 50 softer
  • bar 64
    • molto rall, slow down, go a lot slower, then pause
    • piu mosso, more movement

Spinliedchen

  • 27 softer RH
  • slow practice might help uneven semiquavers
  • slow practice helps the mental memory

29 Oct

Queen Alice

  • bar 49, falling asleep, get softer and slower. can use soft left pedal
  • RH voicing and phrasing, LH very soft and supporting role
  • bar 17 soft, 21 mf difference
  • bar 25 phrasing, focus on softs.
  • ‘fluffy’ RH
  • watch out for pedalling consistency in general

Rainbow Connection

  • intensity can be represented in RH without overpowering overall texture bar 48
  • greater RH intensity 32, 42 get even softer
  • bigger rall in 45, spread out LH crotchets
  • all about getting intensity in RH

Spinliedchen

17 Oct

Rainbow

  • phrasing intentionally
    • focus on soft low notes
  • increase speed to help to flow
  • watch rhythm bar 27-35, keep quavers ‘attached’. use bar 25
  • rall – slow down in 45
    • each consequent beat gets slower, more gap
  • 48, focus on phrasing upwards
  • 64 super soft
  • 79 get softer after main peak
  • main focus on should getting effective phrasing and dynamics. notes are already well known

Spinliedchen

  • 27
    • RH much softer
    • lift up at the end of LH slur. doesn’t have to ‘nice slur’ ending
    • bar 40 watch Bb in RH
    • 43 LH don’t hold note, keep soft and non-legato
    • poco rit slowing down a bit

Legend of Tanis

  • check RH 18, 21 RH
  • pay attention to rall and riten in the first page, all means slowing down.
  • molto espessivo more phrasing