- Keep doing the breath exercises, steady air flow
- breathe in on the same vowel shape that you are singing out on
long notes: think pulling an exercise band
- Please purchase the Concone Op.9 exercises, and revise No. 1
- when singing your songs, think: breathe in at a steady tempo (not too quick), more space and wider vowels for long notes
Alouette: done! Please check your homework book for reminders on new pieces!
Recommended practice: at least 3 times a week, 20mins each time
Recommended practice: at least 5 times a week, 30mins each time
Pg. 44 & 45 ( music track 22) – make sure to play while singing the note names. Remember that the :|| sign at the end of the song means that you are supposed to repeat the song. So, play twice.
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!
Recommended practice: at least 3 times a week, 15mins each time
Bach Minuet – practice HT, with repeats. Use metronome at 60.
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.
please bring in a notebook for next lesson onwards
please print some blank manuscript pages and bring it in for next lesson.
Handel – have a look at RH notes, please bring in the music
Keep a consistent practice schedule. Use the one we put together in our lesson. Consistent practice leads to consistent progress in piano skills.
Recommended practice: daily, at least 30mins each time
– The Juggler: Practice hands together slowly, be careful of crossovers. Staccatos needs to be shorter. Play according to the dynamics that is shown.
– Traffic Jam: hands together, make sure to keep curving your fingers.
– March of the English Guard: new! Separate hands practice, then hands together
– New Piece: hands together, make sure to curve fingers while keeping wrist even.