Preparatory B (from 3 to 5). Lesson 23
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importance of our on line recitals!
Selecting music pieces for Soft Mozart recitals, working on them and performing them form a child’s ability to get things done. They also realistically distribute the child’s energy level and attention span.
The goal of the recitals is to celebrate the achievement of each student and offer a ceremonial completion of the project. The use of the Internet helps make such a celebration more lasting and useful because every participant can watch and comment on the performance of another. They can share the video with friends and relatives and for the performer, create a long-lasting effect of satisfaction, allowing them to reap the fruits of their efforts.
Traditional recitals demand from children a lot of labor over a long period of time. The performance is short and played in front of a small inner circle of family and other students. The joy of accomplishment (if it exists at all) lasts a very short time.
Traditional recitals, the preparation for them and the evaluation of students, are based on a statement of the student’s imperfection.
In the Hiner Method, the center of our attention is a statement of the student’s achievements over past performances. We do not compare the progress of a student with the “ideal” but with the previous achievements from the last semester.
In order to teach your child to be realistic and balanced, to be able to find a "middle ground" approach to anything (not just music), our recitals are held with contrasting objectives. One concert focuses on the quantity of music pieces and the second on the quality of performance.
The “Butterfly Ball”. This recital is held in winter. It got its name because the author, Hellene Hiner, personally sent to each participant a butterfly for each performed piano piece.
The desire of participants to get as many butterflies as possible promoted their efforts to perform a large number of pieces. Pieces for this concert are not polished; the student can perform with mistakes and with no memorization, by sight-reading.
The Graduation Recital is provided at the end of the school year or beginning of summer. The goal of this concert is to demonstrate the student’s ability to play more artistically. Now the aim is not quantity, but quality of performance.
The phase of students’ celebrating and receiving certificates and gifts usually takes several months because children get their presents by snail mail. They also can exchange the gifts with each other, which keeps the celebration going.
This experience of celebrating the students’ completion of the previous project while working on a new project supports and strengthens their motivation in learning music.
1. Repeat all the exercises that you already learned.
2. Hanon #1 - learn to play the exercise with separate and - if possible - with two hands, naming each note * you can sing *.
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1. "Ode to Joy" - play the piece with and without computer.
2. Musette: learn to play R, L and P.
Sing the notes of the right hand solfeggio
Try to memorize the right hand by pressing RH
3. Repeat all other piano pieces.
Play the second part on R1, L1 и P1
Continue to find on the Internet the performance of Largo - II movement of Dvořák's Symphony "From the New World" and listen to the different interpretations.
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