• good work on D major – try to work on the next octave up to high D above the staff

Gymnopédie No 1

  • If you can, print out the piece so you don’t have to scroll to see the next page
  • Practice it with a metronome between 60 to 75 to the quarter
  • Practice the transitions between the notes especially up to the high A
  • Blow lots of fast air to get up to the A
  • articulate the repeated F#s as though they are words in a sentence – do something different with each note
  • after you get the fingerings for the notes and the transitions down, try to make it musical by adding in the crescendos and decrescendos


If you have time, try to work on the notes for the first 8 bars.