- Keep doing the breath exercises, steady air flow
- Concone No. 1 & 2 – revise on lip trill and “ah”, think “spring” when taking a breath, use core muscles
- Make sure there is enough space in the mouth when singing
have fun with your lessons with Cynthia!
Continue writing a plan for your daily home practice. Use the reminders I wrote as a guide on the goals for each item.
Recital piece: Clementi – Allegro, Czerny No. 1. All the best for your recital!
*important* Make sure to follow the steps & reminders in your notebook when you’re practicing your pieces. Very important!
Recommended practice: at least 3 times a week, 20mins each time
Recital piece – Madrid. All the best for your recital!
Recommended practice: at least 5 times a week, 30mins each time
It was great meeting you! Hope you enjoyed your first singing lesson. A few things to remember for home practice:
- breath: steady inhalation (4 counts) and exhalation on “sss” (4 counts, then 6, 8, 10, 12)
- breath: lip trill on one note, starting from A above middle C, then the same for the next note up, etc. til E, then same process coming back down
- vocalizing on lip trill opening to “ee” (“brrrreeee!”), starting on A above middle C, and same process as above for notes
- do not be afraid of your voice :)
Gianna’s Rainbow Song – the notes for the whole song is at the back of your Rainbow Paper. Make sure to place your right hand fingers on C-D-E before you start playing. Use your left hand to point at the letter names and sing the letter names as you play!
pg. 48 & 49 (music track 24) – Monsieur Mouse. Make sure to check your starting positions on the piano. Sing the letter names as you play.
pg. 50 & 51 (music track 26) – revise. Remember to hold down the half notes for two counts.
pg. 52 & 53 (Music track 27) – listen to the music and tap which page the voice sounds like. High voice = treble clef; low voice = bass clef.
Recommended practice: daily practice, 15mins each time
Bach Minuet – practice HT, with repeats. Use metronome at 60. Focus on repeats and transitions.
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Work on the next section. Slow practice, especially when coordinating the melody and accompaniment in the RH. Write in the LH notes for the last line.
Handel – revise RH, with proper fingering. Try to work out the fingering for LH, using the same process we did in lesson.
Recommended practice: daily, at least 30mins each time
Recital piece: “This is not a Christmas Song!” Remember to have bigger dynamic contrast in “forte” sections. All the best for your recital!
Kite – focus on joining the notes smoothly between RH and LH. Check fingering for some LH overlap notes.
New piece – make sure to say the letter names while playing the notes.
Recital piece: “Something just like this” – focus on shifting up the octave earlier before repeating the piece from the top, and make sure the 3-time ending is steadily slowing down til the end. All the best for your recital!
Piece in Alfred Book (yellow): check rhythm and fingering for the bottom of the second page. Slow practice hands together.