Ezra
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min/day
What to practice: “Hedwig’s Theme” (page 1&2)
How to practice it most effectively: Practice hands together, slowly. If you have time, look at page 3, hands separate.

Melody
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min/day
What to practice: “Impossible” by Shontelle & C major scale
How to practice it most effectively: Practice the larger intervals in the left hand alone first: CG, EbBb, BbF, AbEb. Then practice the full LH together slowly. Then add the RH.

Evora
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min/day
What to practice: the guitar finger work for LH and using different fingers on RH (PIMAC) to pluck the strings (pages 15&16)
Also practice the chords Emajor, Eminor, Amajor, Aminor.
How to practice it most effectively: practice slowly, give your RH fingers time to get used to plucking the strings. Next week we will start working on “Wake up alone”

Alma
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min/day
What to practice: “Song for a winter’s night”
How to practice it most effectively: Find the starting note (B) on a keyboard. Follow the notation in the sheet music. Sing on “oo” or “ah” for the chorus, and focus on sustaining breath through each phrase.

Carol
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min/day
What to practice: “Waittress” in key of Gb
How to practice it most effectively: continue singing through the 1st verse and chorus, following the music. Listen to the next part of the song (recording from the Musical in the same key) and go through it slowly. Practice singing the phrases with higher notes (in chorus) on “ah” or “oo” first to practice sustaining your breath through each phrase.

Natalia
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min/day
What to practice: Continue to practice the background vocals for “Dancing in the Street”. Also practice “City Song”, focusing on the pacing and pronunciation of “the horns are just honking on the beat”. Next week we will start working on “Impossible.”

Daniela B.
Recommended minutes to practice: 10min/day
What to practice: “Firefly” on page 8 of your book. Try measures 1-8. If you have time, try writing the note names for notes in the bass clef (on your worksheet). You can get help from pages 6-7 in your book.
How parents can support practice: Help with “Firefly” pg 8 (measures 1-4, 5-8 if there’s time). Support her to put the right fingers on each note.

Daksh
Recommended minutes to practice: 5-10min/day
What to practice: listen to “A little help from my friends”. Try to name different ‘feelings’ words: angry/frustrated/silly/happy/surprised/scared etc.

Harlowe
Recommended minutes to practice: 5-10min/day
What to practice: practice singing “Fight Song”, using lots of breath support.
Practice warm-ups (meow 54321, moo 12321)
practice improvising (if possible, with help from parents)
How to practice it most effectively: play any of the white keys
How parents can support practice: Play three chords in the lower register (Aminor: ACE, Cmajor: CEG, Fmajor: FAC)

Daniela
Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20min/day
What to practice: “Stone Cold”
How to practice it most effectively: For the chorus, sing in a vowel (“ah” or “oo”) to get a sustained and supported phrase with lots of air. Then apply the same process when using words. Also practice “sunflower” – next week we will add piano.

Oscar
Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20min/day
What to practice: LH walking bass lines while sustaining dominant 7 chords in RH
How to practice it most effectively: practice slowly, do the LH first separate, following the chord progression you choose. Then add the RH once the LH is stable and consistent.

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