Zane

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Goal for this week

  • Scales must be perfect

Long term goal

27 July

Excercises

  • dynamics exaggerate

Scales

  • arpeggios don’t start correctly

Notturno

  • softs softer, in bar 1, bar 21, bar 15, everywhere basically
  • bar 15, needs to be faster

List B

  • careful of soft bits, all soft bits must be softer
  • articulation, think long short short short

20 July

Scales

  • on the right track now

Fix You

  • check LH notes

Nocturne

  • check coordination and inner part not too loud bar 9
  • 15 coordination, RH not too heavy
  • notes incorrect 23
  • notes incorrect 31
  • 25 incorrect
  • 42 LH
  • many mistakes 52

13 July

Technical

  • EXCERCISES need more DYNAMICS

Scales

  • excecute first time

Fiesta

  • metronome at 83 (or 249)
    • beat must be constant
  • dyanmics then need to be accurate
    • especially the softs

Allegro

  • this is actually pretty okay
    • still some mistakes but not super critical or too many
  • watch articulation
    • long short short short

Notturno

  • this has many wrong notes
  • coordination issues: are the notes coming together at the right time
  • look at this first thing next week

10 July

6A

  • dynamics
  • start in the RIGHT SPOT
  • don’t mush LH together

6B

  • pedal
  • phrasing
  • go slower
  • cool

6C

  • good

Scales

  • p -> f, f -> p
  • D# melodic minor fail?
  • D# harmonic minor
  • G# harmonic minor contrary
  • Bb harmonic minor contrary
  • WRONG NOTES ARE BECAUSE OF BAD PRACTICE, NOT BAD TECHNIQUE
    • PRACTICE SLOW
  • ARPEGGIOS NEED TO BE ABLE TO START WITHIN SECONDS, NOT MINUTES
  • SCALES NEED TO BE MEMORISED
    • WITHOUT BOOK
  • EXAM STYLE SCALES
    • ask yourself a scale with specific requirements
    • can you do that scale on the spot

3 July

Allegro

  • avoid a careless sound
    • caused by wrong notes
    • bad dynamics
  • mp dolce
    • soft
    • long notes
    • delicate phrasing

Nocturne

  • inner LH softer
  • more careful and planned phrasing
  • CAREFUL of LH and RH coordination ALWAYS
  • cold winters day
    • slow
    • inner part ultra soft
    • phrase carefully
  • pp piu mosso,

Fiesta

  • precision in articulation and note lengths, as well as precision in dynamics
  • precision in pedalling

22 June

Nuvole

  • 21 no chords, all ties
    • also watch out for LH here
  • 29-31 need massive note checks

Fix You

  • don’t speed up, keep a stable speed

8 June

Scales/Excercises

  • prepare all scales
  • must be exam style prepared
    • one playthrough, one correct playthrough
    • no bumbling around
    • also has to be from memory

Fiesta

  • no gap bar 14-15
  • 60-61, wait for 6 quavers here
  • hold note 51, also in 27
  • middle section consistent

Nocturne

  • accompanying chords ALWAYS softer
  • 21 even softer in piu mosso section
    • softs show the examiner you care
  • fix sections 51-54

Allegro

  • prioritise notes

1 June

6A

  • LH smudging
  • dynamics

6B

  • phrasing
  • wait for correct time bar

Scales

  • dynamics for scales add
  • arpeggios need work, play correctly the first time

Fiesta

  • still need slow and stable work
  • accuracy with dynamics, needs to be intentional
  • bar 11 LH rests
  • bar 15, not such a big gap here

Notturno

  • coordination not correct in many key sections, be more care ful
  • inner part (accompaniment) should always be soft
  • coordination bar 15
  • notes 51-54

25 May

6A

  • don’t smudge notes
  • see dynamics

Scales

  • generally okay for 3 months out

Cuckoo

  • check fingering bar 21
  • bar 60 timing, don’t stop
  • at the end, slow down a bit (pochissimo rall)

Allegro

  • tiny notes not fast in mp dolce
    • long and soft notes
    • no pedal
    • don’t jump off the keys high

Fiesta

  • middle section still need slow and stable work

18 May

Scales

  • D# melodic minor

6A

  • check where you are starting
  • bar 2 is wrong
  • don’t hold more than one note at once
  • DYNAMICS

6B

  • phrasing
  • missing Bb
  • pedal

6C

  • good

Cuckoo

  • rests between LH cuckoo patterns
  • more dynamics
  • bar 30, mistake RH
  • bar 33-35, count number of bars
  • bar 60 wrong LH

Allegro

  • repeated notes in LH bar 16
  • mp dolce more quiter and calm
    • small acciacaturas in not to fast
  • be really careful with use of pedal
  • past bar 70, still lots of wrong notes

Fiesta

  • keep all 3 quaver groups same speed
    • look out for detail

11 May

Scales

  • D# melodic minor

Cuckoo

  • LH articulation
  • semiquavers even
  • can we hear cuckoo
  • don’t slow down on ornaments
  • bar 60 notes LH

Allegro

  • wrong notes
  • mp dolce, softer

Nocturne

  • LH/accompaniments softer
  • COORDINATION ISSUE

4 May

Scales

  • D# melodic minor

Cuckoo

  • make sure all ornaments are ‘clean’
  • make sure speed is the same for entire piece
  • check all fingerings as well

Nocturne

  • bar 15 is not coordinated
  • bar 21 RH is completely wrong!

Fiesta

  • go slower for ALL details. ONLY details need work, technique is good
    • for details, practice WITHOUT mistakes

27 Apr

Scales to check

  • D# melodic minor

Nocturne

  • pedal accurately
  • check bar 9 carefully
  • 15, group RH notes carefully
  • una corda – soft pedal, tre corda – no soft pedal
  • check bar 47 onwards

Cuckoo

  • make sure there’s a gap between cuckoo part
  • a few wrong notes, especially from bar 44 onwards
  • dynamics
    • soft dynamics

20 Apr

6B

  • go slower
  • use pedal
  • check notes bar 2
  • do phrasing

Scales to check

  • D# melodic minor, check notes up and down
  • Bb minor contrary, 4th finger rule

Nocturne

  • present next week

Cuckoo

  • dynamics
  • metronome for consistency metronme = 100

Notes 30 Mar

Nuvole,

  • notes are wrong, but will fix in term 2
  • from 21, needs more phrasing

Scales

Scales to do:

  • G# harmonic minor contrary
  • Bb harmonic minor contary
  • all arpeggio fingerings
  • Eb dominant 7

Cuckoo

  • Notes need to be correct

Fiesta

  • focus on slow but consistent

Notes 23 Mar

Scales to do:

  • G# harmonic minor contrary
  • Bb harmonic minor contary
  • all arpeggio fingerings
  • Eb dominant 7

Allegro

  • work on dynamics
  • less pedal
  • more details to work on

cuckoo

  • rests between cuckoo are important
  • fix ALL notes this week

Notes 16 Mar

Scales

  • G# harmonic minor contrary needs work

Allegro

  • wrong sections need to be re-read
  • soft sections legato, pay attention to slurs
  • bigger difference between loud and soft
  • notes improved this week 🙂
  • mp dolce, RH sweet, LH very soft

Notes 9 Mar

6C

  • good

Scales

  • arpeggios SO MUCH BETTER 🙂
  • now time to test all scales each lesson

Allegro

  • still some missing notes and wrong, can be found by ‘easter egg’ practice
  • goal is to have all notes correct by next week

Notes 23 Feb

Scales

  • only allow yourself one try with scales

6A

  • not so fast
  • check bar 2

Notes 16 Feb

Arpeggios

  • still need to reliably play inversions
  • don’t play root, 1st, 2nd, do all 2nds

6C

  • good

Fiesta

  • do not worry about fluency until notes are correct
  • mistakes to fix in page 2
  • middle section must be carefully fixed this week.

Cuckoo

  • Slow practice required again, many of the expressions are already correct if notes were correct.

Notes 9 Feb

6A

  • check bar 2 notes

6B

  • where is Bb
  • much slower

Scales to watch

  • D# harmonic and melodic minor
  • G# harmonic minor contrary
  • Bb harmonic minor contrary
  • Inversions of arpeggios, check fingering. Go seperate hands as well when fixing issues

Fiesta

  • Accurate dynamics required in general
  • poco rubato – stretch time a bit
  • see page for wrong notes, page 2 especially

Notes 2 Feb

Fix You

  • check note LH bar 2
  • check LH bar 18
  • this entire section is weird

Notes 1 Dec

Fix You

  • many wrong notes, but just for this week, work on expression
  • your responsibility for art show

Fiesta

  • articulation LH bar 11. Don’t slow down in 14
  • keep trying at home 2nd page. Read carefully

Cuckoo

  • cuckoo pattern should always come above everything
  • there are many wrong notes. try to fix them before next week using concentration.

Notes 24 Nov

Arpeggios: getting better! :). Present similar motions next week

Fiesta

  • check number of notes bar 9-10 RH. Hit sf hard, then back away.
  • we’ve done lots of work here, keep it up. Are notes correct? do the need to come together?
  • LH note bar 47
  • basic expressions: get the dynamics right

Fix You

  • bar 6-10 check RH
  • bar 18-19 bar check coordination
  • check LH notes in bar 31

Notes 17 Nov

Scales: keep practicing, don’t learn inversion off root

Ex 6C: good

Cuckoo

  • LH articulation always same. Long short rest
  • Rhythm fix here:
  • bar 36 is missing?
  • watch tie in LH 41
  • check LH notes bar 51
  • check notes bar 56

Fiesta

  • check number of notes bar 9
  • bar 11, make sure we can hear all the notes
  • fade away, bar 15
  • hold tie 27

Notes 10 Nov

Scales

  • continue to check all arpeggios

Fiesta

  • bar 1, group into two groups of three. Check fingering
  • bar 3, LH position higher
  • LH rests 11-14
  • count here

  • do notes that belong to the RH in this section. You can see the L shape lines
  • bar 27 hold note
  • check LH positions and notes in this section
  • bar 51 hold top note
  • bar 59-60 6 quavers, 61 lower

Fix You