Hi everyone! Thanks for the nice work, keep it up! Here is what I’d like you to look at this week.
Ella- Keep going on Black Parade. Get the first beat up to tempo, then work on playing the second beat at any tempo, just make sure it is solid. Try it first with 8th notes on the hi hat, then move to quarters like it is written.
Eric- Work on Swing Sheet A this week. See if you can get it up to about 90 BPM on the metronome. If that is a bit too fast, no worries, just make sure everything is steady.
Jonah- Hello Ms. Harris! I was wondering if you would like to sit in on some of the lesson this week. If you’re busy, that’s no problem. Either way, I would like us to speak with Jonah together at the end just to go over what he can do during the week to keep improving. I really enjoy working with him, and see a tremendous amount of natural talent. I think this will help us focus in and be more productive! If you have any questions please contact the ABC admin and they will put us in touch.
Noah- Look at Lesson 2 this week with a metronome. Try to get all the way up to 80. Remember, this means that the hi hat will be twice as fast as the metronome, since you are playing eighth notes and the metronome plays quarters. Take a close look at the bottom line, I think you will find its not too bad!
Sylvie- This week, I’d like you to work on identifying notes on your piano at home. Do this by either picking a note on the keyboard and then identifying it, or by deciding on a note to find (C, F, G, anything like that) and then picking it out on the keyboard. Also, please open up whatever music is on the stand and try to identify notes on the staff. Also practice playing C major and F major scales. Remember that in F major, there is no B natural, only a B flat.
Koel- Work on the beats in Lesson 2 this week. Try to get them up to 100 on the metronome. I would like for you to mostly focus on playing them the way we did in the lesson, with quarter notes on the hi hat instead of eighth notes. It will be very tricky to coordinate at first but you’ll get used to it pretty quick.
Sampson- Work on playing with a metronome more this week. Try to get Lesson 1 up to 70 on the metronome. Remember, this means that the hi hat will be twice as fast as the metronome, since you are playing eighth notes and the metronome plays quarters. Always be checking in with the metronome to make sure you are being steady.
Good work this week everyone! I’ll see you all next week, happy practicing!