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March 27-31

This week’s schedule is slightly different, due to our testing schedule. Assignments are shorter than usual and there will be NO benchmark this week!

Level 1A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Review: C Pentascale
  • Octave Sign
  • Imitation

What to practice:

  • Technique: C Major Pentascale (5 finger pattern)
  • Lesson book p. 56, 57, & 58
  • Optional: Play from red or brown Level 1 Pop Book

Online Learning:

Level 1B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • G Pentascale
  • Guide Note: Low G

What to practice:

  • Technique: Lesson book p. 86
  • Lesson book p. 87, 88, & 89
  • Performance book p. 34
  • Optional: Play from red or brown Level 1 Pop book

Online Learning:

Level 2A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Review: Low G Pentascale
  • Musical terms: accelerando and a tempo
What to practice:
  • Technique: Lesson book p. 26
  • Lesson book p.30 & 32
  • Performance book p. 14

Online Learning:

Level 2A.5

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Interval of a 6th
  • Inner ledger note A
What to practice:
  • Technique: Lesson book p. 44-45
  • Lesson book p. 48,49, & 50
  • Performance book p. 24

Online Learning:

Level 2B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Review: F Major Scale & Chords

What to practice:

  • Technique: Lesson book p. 88-89
  • Performance book p. 38 (unless already played for benchmark)
  • Orange Level 2 Pop book p. 28
  • Optional: Play from brown, blue, or orange Level 2 Pop books

Online Learning:

Level 3A

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Review: 3/8 and 6/8 time signatures

What to practice:

  • Technique: Hanon #1
  • Lesson book p. 27, 29, 30
  • Performance book p. 10 & 12
  • Choose ONE of the following and learn ONE hand only:
    • Windmill – Hal Leonard Lesson Book 5, p. 4
    • Pastorale – Music for Millions BLUE book, p. 48
    • Peasant Dance – Music for Millions BLUE book, p. 51
    • On the Swing – Music for Millions BLUE book, p. 137
    • Lullaby – Music for Millions RED book, p. 60
    • Italian Song – Music for Millions RED book, p. 109
  • Optional: Pop book p. 20

Online Learning:

Level 3A.5

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Review: Ledger lines
  • Review: Swing rhythm

What to practice:

  • Technique: Hanon #1
  • Lesson book p. 42 & 44
  • Performance book p. 20 (If not played for benchmark already)
  • Choose ONE of the following and learn the first page:
    • The Pink Panther – Level 3A Pop book, p. 28
    • Elling Tones – Jazz Connection green book, p. 3
    • Snap to It! – Piano Recital Showcase book 3, p. 23
    • Beach Buggy Boogie – Jazz, Rags & Blues p. 14

Online Learning:

Level 3B

This Week’s Objectives:

  • Review: Key of E minor

What to practice:

  • Technique: Lesson book p. 14-15
  • Lesson book p. 18
  • Performance book p. 7
  • Optional: Play from 3A and/or 3B Pop books

Online Learning:

Level 4A & up

This Week’s Objectives:

  • V7 chord in A minor

What to practice:

  • Technique: Hanon #1
  • Lesson book p. 14
  • Performance book p. 2, 4 or 6 (choose at least one)
  • Optional: Play from Level 4 Pop book

Online Learning:

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