Gerardo:

“The Girl from Ipanema”: practice playing the bass instead of the chords. Bossa Nova bass uses the root note and the fifth of each chords and plays them in half notes.

“Tchaikovsky’s theme”: Practice the pedal for the whole song. Start with 110 bpm, and slowly speed up the song until you reach 126 bpm.

Eliam:

Piano Adventures p. 47. ” Petite Minuet”. We read the first line in class, so he has to practice first the second line alone, and then the whole piece.

Caedan:

Piano Adventures p. 24 “Paper Airplane”. He has to be careful with the skips, (from G to E and from E to C). If he can read a little bit of the next page would be great as well.

Zoe:

“Little Piece”: Use a metronome to practice. If you need a refresher, divide the piece in sections like we did in the class. Play each section in a loop a few times until you feel confident about your playing, and then go to the next one. Keep adding parts until you get to the end of the piece.

“Paris Texas”: Take a few minutes to play the bit seen in class¬† a few times. Make sure you are falling with the next chord in the beat 1 and not in the beat 3. Add the singing.