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Veronica W

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July 13th


PIANO

1) Scales & Arpeggios - Hands Together  (Start Lower)

     1) Choose 4 RANDOM scales and write it down each practice session

     2) On each scales mix up if you're doing 2, 3, or 4 Octaves

     3) Verbally state out to yourself what the pattern or trick is!

     4) Play it once with looking and once without looking!

     5) FOR EACH SCALES - review what finger to start on.

 

     stop the skipping

    4 Octaves Scales

    C-Scale (no sharps)                                                 C-Arpeggio - (C, E, G)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    Am-Scale (no sharps) F# & G# up only                 Am-Arpeggio - (A, C, E)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    G-Scale (F#)                                                            G-Arpeggio - (G, B, D)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    Em-Scale (F#) C# & D# up only                             Em-Arpeggio - (E, G, B)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    D-Scale (F#, C#)                                                      D-Arpeggio - (D, F#, A)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    A-Scale (F#, C#, G#)                                               A-Arpeggio - (A, C#, E)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    E-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#)                                        E-Arpeggio - (E, G#, B)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    B-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#) also Cb                    B-Arpeggio - (B, D#, F#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) -RH(1) LH(4)            no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    *Cb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, Fb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys always go the lower one! 

    F#-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#) also Gb            F#-Arpeggio - (F#, A#, C#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) -RH(2) LH(4)            no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    *Gb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb)

     C# Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B#) also Db     C#-Arpeggio - (C#, E#, G#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) RH(2) LH(3)              no 3rd or 5th -RH(4) LH(2)

    *Db-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys always go the higher one! 

     F-Scale (Bb)                                                            F-Arpeggio - (F, A, C)

     Groups of 2 (3rd) & 3 (4th) -RH(1) LH(5)           no 4th finger RH(1) LH(5)

     Dm-Scale (Bb)  B & C# up only                         Dm-Arpeggio - (D, F, A)

     3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                       no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

      Bb-Scale (Bb, Eb)      RH(4) LH(3)                        Bb-Arpeggio - (Bb, D, F)

     One hand is on 3 the other is on 4 & vice versa    no 4th or 5th RH(3) LH(3)

     Gm-Scale (Bb, Eb)  E & F# up only                   Gm-Arpeggio - (G, Bb, D)

     3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                       no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

      Eb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab)                                            Eb-Arpeggio - (Eb, G, Bb)

     Groups of 2 (3rd) & 3 (4th) -RH(3) LH(3)              no 3rd or 5th -RH(4) LH(2)

     Ab-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)                                     Ab-Arpeggio - (Ab, C, Eb)

     4-4-3-3-4-4 then 3-3-4-4-3-3 -RH(3) LH(3)           no 3rd or 5th -RH(4) LH(2)

 

 

2) Recital 40-45 Minute Preparation:

1) Find all the pieces you would consider using that you really enjoy!!!

     A) Bethena

     B) Rachmanonoff C# Minor

     C) Chopin Winter Wind!

     D)  Piano Sonata No. 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWQUeipn-N0

     E) Piano Sonata in B minor - Liszt

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCHE-UPwBJA 

      F) Dearly Beloved 

3) Ensure to choose contrasting eras and genres

4) Once chosen look the history and composer details

5) Create a story for each piece

3) Review ALL theory!!


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