Cora Ahrens: Same homework as March 23! Please set aside some time for notespelling each week!
TC: Finish up p. 18 and also do p. 19
BC: p. 17
Power Scales again!
Also, ask mum about getting a technical/warm-up book like Hanon. I can pick up one for you if I get the ‘ok-go!’
But for this week (and hopefully the last week), really use this as a warm-up – play slow, engage finger grips, and remember to pivot when you play finger 5.
You must demonstrate you can do this next lesson! Also dynamics? Phrase shaping? Look at all the information that is indicated in this scale exercise!
Canon in D
– Notes on p. 4; start your practice with p. 4 and make sure you are alternating between H.S. and H.T. practice.
– Finger grips? This is something you practice during technical exercises and in your repertoire!
– This week we talked about the “musical stuff,” like shaping a phrase and trying to understand where the music is going. Play through the piece H.T. a couple of times and try to decide on a story you want to tell (e.g., where is the music going? where are the high points? low point? etc.)
– // (double dash) in your music indicates changes in mood/material; do not hesitate at these ‘transitions’
Sarnecki (notespeller): p. 15 (try to memorize the little poems we use to remember the line and space notes in the treble clef. I have written them out in your book)
Theory: p. 10 – You get to try your hand at transposing this week! How exciting!
Reminder: Look at “Fiesta España” for next lesson. We’ll start it next week!
This week for “Energico”
– Practice getting your triplets even; say tri-pl-et (with a slight accent on ‘tri’) when you play
– Look out for articulations (you have accents, legato, and staccato in this piece; all highlighted in your music to help you remember!)
– Note values! These are important! Make sure you are not cutting any half-notes short (full 2 counts; the ones that you forget are also highlighted in your music)