Continue writing a plan for your daily home practice. Use the reminders I wrote as a guide on the goals for each item.
*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
Recommended practice: at least 5 times a week, 30mins each time
A few things to remember for home practice:
breath: steady inhalation (4 counts) and exhalation on “sss” and “shh” (4 counts, then 6, 8, 10, 12)
breath: keep working on the trills, making sure to keep core engaged
vocalizing on lip trill opening to “ee” (“brrrreeee!”), starting on A above middle C, and same process as above for notes
vocalizing on “shoooo”, on just one note each time.
new: singing “ssssssah!”, using the hiss to get the breath started for “ah”
vowels are singer’s best friends!
“You’ve got a friend” – sing one round on “ooh” then with text
Think “oppositions” – gesture downwards with arms when singing higher
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 54 & 55 (music track 28): revise. make sure to keep singing the letter names as you play.
Pg. 56 & 57 (music track 29): new. Practice rhythm by counting and clapping the notes on the page.
Recommended practice: daily practice, 15mins each time
Bach Minuet – practice HT, with repeats. Use metronome at 70. Focus on clean articulation and clear differences between legato, detached, and staccato notes. Check fingering in the LH too.
Handel – revise RH & LH separately with proper fingering. Remember to keep your eyes on the music!
Bring your notebook in. Recommended practice: daily, at least 30mins each time
Kite – good!
A mixed-up song – make sure to curve fingers and join notes. Also make sure to say the letter names while playing the notes.
Waltz : developing well! Make sure you’re not doing sudden lifts with your wrists when you’re tucking your thumb under your fingers. Play a little faster.
Coconut shuffle: separate hands, focus on articulation (staccato, accent)