Hey everyone, here is the homework for this week!
- Start working on A harmonic, melodic and natural minor. You can reference the scale book if you want. Also, start thinking about minor harmony and memorizing your relative minors (eg. C = A, D = B, etc.)
- Think about subdividing this week. When you see a dotted quarter note, try thinking of it as three eighth notes or a quarter tied to a eighth note. Pay attention to which part of the beat each note falls on (1, and of one, etc.)
- Keep working on your band music.
- Keep working through your major scales – C, G, F, D, Bb and A (and their corresponding arpeggios). With Bb – focus on the transition from F to Eb. Isolate any other problem areas within the scales, and try to work them all up to 60.
- Keep working through the over the break exercise in the Galper book. Take it note by note, and make sure to slow it down.
- Work on the sections we discussed of the March.
- Focus on your fingers and keeping them closer to the keys!! Especially your ring and pinky fingers on your right hand.
- Try to make sure Thomas is practicing regularly – ideally at least twenty minutes a day! This will ensure faster progress.
- Thomas should be working on C and F major scales.
- Thomas should also be working on the exercises we discussed in the Rubank book. Make sure he is using a metronome.
Here is a link to a fingering chart! Work on your fingerings from C# down to low C, AKA the chromatic scale. Try practicing this with a metronome at 60, holding each note out for 8 beats. Make sure to stay loose and relax your jaw, especially for the lower notes!
- Try practicing C major scale.
- Fur Elise – make sure Camille practices with a metronome, and transitions to the next bar/sections in time. Watch out for her tendency to hold rests a bit too long. Also, make sure she uses lots of air in the upper register so that the notes are more even throughout both octaves.
- Camille can keep working through her major scales and her band music as well.