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Feb 6

Liam Work on Lesson 3 (except the exercises that go to high E) and Lesson 2 (the ones that go to high D) Remember to count while you're playing! Don't make your breaths too long Sit up with your back straight

2018-02-08T13:58:58-05:00February 8th, 2018|

Jan 25

Aurelia Keep working on the descending G major scale in parts (G to D then G to B then the whole thing) slurred and connected Try to keep your tongued phrases connected, without too much space between notes Exaggerate your dynamics, playing piano as quietly as possible and forte about 90% of your possible volume Rhiannon Keep working on rhythms, [...]

2018-01-29T11:20:49-05:00January 29th, 2018|

Jan 23

Kayla Practice as often as you can, even if it's only for 5 or 10 minutes Work on your descending G major scale (G, F#, E, D, C, B, A, G) slurred, first down to D then B then finally G Warm up by taking a few really big breaths, trying to stretch your lungs a bit each time Liam [...]

2018-01-25T08:00:35-05:00January 25th, 2018|

Jan 18

Aurelia Work on you  major scale descending from middle G to low G Try to keep your tonguing connected, without too much space between notes Please bring your book/school music to look at next lesson Rhiannon Review the types of notes (whole, half etc.) and their values Clap through your songs so you understand the rhythms before playing Play along [...]

2018-01-22T10:02:49-05:00January 22nd, 2018|

Jan 16

Kayla Keep working on clapping eighth notes with the metronome, you're so close! Work on the eighth note exercises in your book Practice your G major scale slurred, descending to low G Don't think too hard, just play! Liam Work on lesson 2 from your book Use a metronome set to 80 Work on the exercises that start lower to [...]

2018-01-18T11:44:23-05:00January 18th, 2018|

Jan 9

Kayla Keep working on eighth notes with the metronome Keep your fingers on the valves Liam Work on Lesson 1 # 10, 11, 12 and Lesson 2 #1, 2, 3 Work on your breathing so you can hold a G for 19 seconds Use a metronome Practice out of your book Don't just do Kung Fu

2018-01-13T00:04:54-05:00January 13th, 2018|

Jan 2

Kayla  Work on your exercises with a metronome  Clap the rhythms, especially eighth notes (slow the metronome down if necessary) Work on your G major scale descending (slurred, adding 1 note at a time) Liam  Work on the last few exercises in Lesson 1 (10-12) and the first few in Lesson 2 (1-3) use a metronome use good posture and [...]

2018-01-05T22:35:10-05:00January 5th, 2018|

Holiday homework

Aurelia  Work on some low notes! Play the G major scale, slurred, from middle G to low G. Work on stuff in your book. Play a bit as many days as you can Rhiannon  Work on that slurred scale exercise, making sure everything feels easy. DOnt push yourself too much. Always take a big breath. Practice for short amounts of [...]

2017-12-29T16:49:50-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Holiday homework

Kayla - Keep playing through your book - Use a metronome, focus on time feel - Force yourself to keep playing throughout mistakes   Liam  Get Essential Elements book 1 for Trumpet practice reading music out of Essential Elements or your Rubank method use a metronome

2017-12-29T16:46:21-05:00December 29th, 2017|

Dec 5

Kayla Practice pages 9-10 of your book (I think those are the pages, the ones that start with #32) Try to play things all the way through without stopping, even if there are mistakes (don't think so much) Have a good concert! Liam Work on your stuff for the concert, especially the Minuet Bring your book to the next lesson, [...]

2017-12-07T14:15:00-05:00December 7th, 2017|
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