Casey Ann,

Warm up : Scales C D F major and minor, G flat major, F sharp minor harmonic and melodic, chords 4 note pattern

In progress : Bach Invention Nr 8 in F major – practice in various tempos, both hands separately and together, following indicated fingering

Chopin Polonaise in G minor, focus on the second part, have left hand chords ready (broken and solid)

New sight reading – Chinese song 1st page, hands together and separately

(practice time – 20 minutes a day)

Renaud,

Warm up : 5 note scales C, D, E, F, G , chords broken and solid

Review : Alley Cats Choir

New : Ode to joy

Rhythm exercises on C, D, E middle notes

(practice time – 10 – 15 minutes a day)

Carmen,

Warm up : Scales C, G, D major and chords, hands separately and together

Review : 18th century dance – G position (remember thumb on E and/or D)

New : London Bridge – C position , dotted rhythm for the right hand

Nick Nack Paddy Wack – G position , 4th finger on D

(practice time – 15 minutes a day)

Emet,

Warm up : Scales C, G, D major, 1 octave, hands separately and together

In Progress : Green Frog Hop – watch for position changes, accurate complementary rhythm (on the beat)

New : Famous People – middle C position

Get Away – middle C position , middle section in A minor

Alouette – C position, dotted quarter notes in right hand

(Practice time : 15 -20 minutes a day)

Nathalia,

Warm up : Scales C, G, D, A, E, B major, 1 octave, hands separately and together

In progress : Sounds for the Gumdrop Factory – 3rd line in F position, watch for the eighth notes rhythm pattern

Almost like a dream – add pedal , make sure it’s overlapping

New : Spanish caballero – work on the first 2 lines , arpeggios

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

Kollel,

Warm up : Scales C, G, D, A , E major , 2 octaves, hands separately and together, in parallel and contrary motion

Review : Make up your mind – keep steady beat

In progress : Greensleeves – try hands together , careful fingering right hand

New : Go down Moses – A minor, hands separately

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

Ian,

Warm up : Scales C, G, D, A, E major, 1 octave, hands separately and together, chords broken and solid

In progress : A country song , watch for the chords C, F and G7th in left hand

New : Alpine Polka – D major (F sharp and C sharp) – modulates to G major (f sharp) , notice similar chord progression in the left hand

(practice time : 15 – 20 minutes a day)



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