Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day
What to practice: Rockin’ Robin, Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
How to practice it most effectively: Please keep practicing Rockin’ Robin this week, full thing hands together! You can start looking at Rockin’ Pneumonia, keeping in mind we are in G major (so key signature of F#), with LH playing a lot of 5ths. RH’s melody uses even eighth notes (so no swinging long-short), and we labelled the tied rhythms that pop up throughout the piece.
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes a day
What to practice: Rockets & Sea Divers, Play a Fourth, July the Fourth
How to practice it most effectively: Please bend your fingers a little more when you are playing your pieces. For Rockets and Sea Divers, try playing with dynamics (the f, p, mf markings). These two songs are very similar and use many skips and steps. For Play a Fourth and July the Fourth there is a new interval – the 4th! On the page you’ll see this as line to space, or space to line. Please pay careful attention to when 4ths switch to 3rds (these go line to line, or space to space). Watch out for repeated notes and tied notes!