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Hi Jennifer! Here's a review of the past lesson (May 14) and what to practice for the next lesson (May 21)...

What we covered:

1) We covered/reviewed some vocabulary terms and beginning music theory (these will be added to your Glossary Page!):
    A) Staff - the five lines and four spaces where the music is placed.

    B) Treble Clef - also called G Clef, is generally where the music is written for the right hand for pianists


    C) Bass Clef - also called F Clef, is generally where the music is written for the left hand for pianists

    D) Ledger Line - the additional lines necessary to add music notes either below or above a staff

    E) Bar Line - the vertical line on a staff to show where a measure begins and ends


    F) Measure - the area on the staff between two bar lines


    G) Stem - the vertical line going up from or down from the circular part of a note


    H) Flats and Sharps (and natural sign) - symbols to show if a note should be raised or lowered a half-step (or made natural)


    I) Reminder! Note names -
    Treble Clef Spaces: Spells F-A-C-E
    Treble Clef Lines: E-G-B-D-F (Every Good Boy Does Fine)
    Bass Clef Spaces: A-C-E-G (All Cows Eat Grass)
    Bass Clef Lines: G-B-D-F-A (Good Boys Do Fine Always)


    J) Note types and values -

    And remember, adding a dot behind each type would add 1/2 of its value (e.g., a dotted half note would get 3 beats)

    K) Rest types and values -




What to practice:

1) From your lesson book, practice pages 16 and 17. First practice without the metronome, then with the metronome. It's very important to keep steady time.

2) Continue to work on the C Major scale. Try doing it with both hands, with the metronome at 176 (this would be 2 beats per note).
If you need to, refer to the past lessons link below for the correct fingering.

3) Review all the above terms for a little 'quiz'! Don't worry, we'll continue to talk about them each week.

4) Next lesson we'll also start with a little sight reading!

Remember to really listen to the metronome! It will become your best friend! :)


Feel free to call me on my cell phone if you have any questions.  See you at your next lesson!  :)


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