Abi:

Nice to hear you play through all the major scales these past two weeks. They’re all sounding much more confident. These are a great tool to work on range, articulation and finger speed! Keep playing a few of these every time to pick your horn.

Overall, Etude in C is sounding much better; Its great to hear less stop and starts, more attention to dynamics/ articulation and good breathing. Keep up those good habits! Take some time to check out bar 10 etc , I think if you slow down the fingerings you’ll be able to play it with much more confidence and the air will allow you to play in the upper register no problem!

Your sight reading is getting much better too. Continue to quiz yourself on where notes are in the treble staff. I think you’re really close to unlocking better sight reading. Take your time and check out some other songs from that package I sent you! have fun!

Sight reading material: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:62a566dc-39a4-41ed-8983-5620fa0b85e5#pageNum=2

Matt:

Im excited to be approaching the date of the RCM exam, I think you’re going to do great. Just a couple things in the lesson today need to be worked on for the exam.

Mouthpiece study: This is already 90% of the way there. If you play it through a couple times on your horn, when you switch to the MP your ear will be strong and will guide you through it. 

D Chromatic scale: This one is tricky! you need to be super aware of what notes you’re playing when you do this one. You have a tendency to skip one or two notes so it would be to your benefit to practice this slowly and think about every note on the way. Don’t rush on the way down either!

Major scale articulation: Specifically two slurred two tongued was giving you trouble today. Take your time on a scale you’re comfortable with and slowly move up the tempo/ switch to other scales.

Next week we’ll revisit all the rep and do a bit of ear training!

Sight reading material: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:62a566dc-39a4-41ed-8983-5620fa0b85e5#pageNum=2

Mouthpiece Study: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:8c78a62f-db04-4895-8e4d-6a96cc7a8209#pageNum=1

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