Thalia

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Long Term Goal

  • Grade 4

26 Nov

Scales

  • fingering in B major incorrect

19 Nov

Spinli

5 Nov

Machines on the Loose

  • cut the little gaps out
  • start a medium speed and maintain that speed
  • cresc at the end start softer

Etude

  • start soft, and start needs to be the same speed
  • dynamics everywhere, especially hairpin bar 17

Allegro

  • go slower
  • try to get staccatos

Tartan

  • don’t get faster in bar 33, same speed for
  • dyanmics

29 Oct

Machines on the Loose

  • cut the little gaps out
  • keep RH slurred

Etude

  • start soft
  • think about speed at the start
  • try to do dynamic in bar 17
  • ‘sticky’ LH

Tartan

  • dynamics
  • slow practice – aim for perfect practice
  • watch for sticky staccatos

Allegro

  • staccatos

22 Oct

Machines

  • watch 15-16, practice notes carefully
  • things to watch
    • RH slur, and is the note clear
    • have clear dynamics, especially in the RH

Etude

  • bar 62 LH still wrong!
  • bar 39 RH fingering
  • 71 RH
  • check 23-24 LH
  • increase speed, but with correct notes

Machines

  • practice slow and consistent tempo
  • do dynamics while going slow
  • danger zones
    • 7-8
    • 15-16
    • 33
    • 35
  • watch that slurs are slurred
  • practice all slow this week

Tartan

  • can speed up provided it is correct
  • watch for your staccatos
  • do some dynamics if you can

Etude

  • still watch fingering in bar 24, all slurred. Also watch left hand notes here
  • watch pedalling 33 onwards, don’t do extra
  • bar 62 LH incorrect
  • seperate LH 35, RH legato
  • watch fingering RH 40

Allegro

  • watch staccatos bar 1-8
  • watch slurs bar 17

8 Oct

Etude

  • bar 24 fingering
  • bar 5-6 fingering
  • get it consistent slow, then consistent medium, then consistent fast
  • split practice between slow practice and fast practice
    • slow practice for notes and fingering
    • fast practice to get faster

Machines

  • no gaps between lines on first
  • don’t rush rhythm 25
  • slow down bar 31
  • check rhythm in ending (42-43)

Tartan

  • staccatos are better, but check all of them
  • are you playing ALL LH CHORDS?
  • practice 29-32 seperately
  • 41 speed up to full

1 Oct

Machines

  • listen to rhythm on recordings

Allegro

  • attention to
    • dynamics
    • staccato
    • is every note coming out?

Tartan

  • consistency in rhythm most important

Etude

  • bar 24, fingering RH still wrong
  • 62 LH not correct

17 Sep

Etude

  • watch for key fingerings
    • bar 23
    • bar 33 onwards RH
  • 33 onwards
    • watch fingering
    • pedal
    • staccato LH

Machines

  • inaccurate at
    • 9-16
    • 25-32 LH
    • last 3 lines

Allegro

  • slow, and look up practice
  • staccatos
  • dynamics

10 Sep

Etude

  • watch fingering in bar
    • 6
    • 23-24
    • 39-41
  • begin to speed up, but with CORRECT FINGERING
  • LH different in bar 62

Allegro

  • recovery and maintenance work not going super well
  • need to look up at the book

3 Sep

Etude

  • mostly correct now, but we are looking for consistent quavers, as the entire piece is quavers.
  • start slow, but then get quicker
  • fingering bar 71
  • bar 62 LH chord, E G A# C

Tartan

  • this has similar issues to Etude, consistency of quavers is most important
  • bar 39, LH notes wrong
  • bar 33-40 in general is a dangerous section
  • speed changes are wild! constant changes from slow to fast

Allegro

  • this needs to be maintained through slow accurate practice

26 Aug

Etude

  • fingering bars 1-8
  • bar 17, LH staccato and seperateds
  • bar 24 fingering
  • bar 35 LH droopy 😦

Machines

  • watch 15-16 notes
  • all quavers must be even
  • how slow should the practice be then?

13 Aug

  • watch ties in LH bar 1-8 and fingering
  • watch fingering bar 9-16
  • bar 24, watch RH fingering, LH chords need to have sharp

6 Aug

  • are all chords seperate?
    • easy to make sure if they are staccato
    • don’t lift off too high on stacactos to make sure they are not too loud
  • check notes
    • 47 RH
  • increase speed gradually and correctly

Etude