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PIANO

 

February 2nd

 

1) How to sit at the piano:

a) line belly button up with middle C

b) Elbows should be able to tuck in front of the belly if sitting far away

c) Keep wrists straight

d) Fingers curved at all times so the thumbs can reach the keyboard

 

2) Practice saying the musical alphabet A-B-C-D-E-F-G forward & backwards!

 

3) Practice finger numbers wiggle exercise and REMEMBER 4th finger is weak!

 

4) C-Major Scale - 1 octaves (8 notes) - (code: 3)

      *Hands Separately First REALLY well THEN hands together!

    RH - 1(C)-2(D)-3(E)-1(F)-2(G)-3(A)-4(B)-5(C) going up

    RH - 5(C)-4(B)-3(A)-2(G)-1(F)-3(E)-2(D)-1(C) going down

 

    LH - 5(C)-4(B)-3(A)-2(G)-1(F)-3(E)-2(D)-1(C) going up

    LH - 1(C)-2(D)-3(E)-1(F)-2(G)-3(A)-4(B)-5(C) going down

 

6) C-Major Arpeggio- 1 octaves (A BROKEN CHORD)

Rule #1 - NO 4th Finger

Rule #2 - REMEMBER your 3 notes C-E-G

    RH - 1(C)-2(E)-3(G)-5(C)  going up

    LH - 5(C)-3(E)-3(G)-1(C)  going up

 

    RH - 5(C)-3(G)-2(E)-1(C)  going down

    LH - 1(C)-2(E)-3(G)-5(C)  going down

 

7) Please purchase the following books:

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Lesson Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Lesson Book Complete Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Recital Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Recital Book Complete Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Theory Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Theory Book Complete Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Notespeller Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Notespeller Book Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Duet Book Level 1B      Alfred Duet Book - Level 1B

 

     Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Flash Cards (Levels 1A & 1B)     Alfred's Flash Cards 1A/1B

 

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CELLO

1) Liebenzeller Gold IV Cello Rosin Soft Grade  Liebenzeller Cello Rosin (purchase the "GOLD IV" )

2) Muller - Rusch String Method Book 1 - Cello             Muller Rusch -Cello Book

 

Solos And Etudes, Book 1 - Cello             Solos & Etudes - Cello Book 1

 

Suzuki Cello School, Volume 1 - Cello Part            Suzuki - Cello Book 1

 

             Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory - COMPLETE

 

  Bastien Music Flash Cards      Bastien Music Flash Cards

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