Apologies for the couple weeks of missing videos, my editor had many projects due as his semester was wrapping up. We are currently working together to create a plan to hopefully avoid missing our schedule in the future.
In this week's video, Karen discusses the use of pentascales to introduce new themes to students. Whether it be keys, time signatures, or articulation, the pentascale can be altered slightly to fit the need of introducing that theme to the student.
In this week's video, Karen discusses the importance of not letting a piece fall out of memory as soon as it's been learned. While it is important to keep a flow of new pieces to keep the student interested, keeping a list of pieces that the student can perform well is important too.
To round out the listening skills series, this week Karen talks about the importance of listening to yourself play. Having students record themselves playing their pieces, both audio and video, can be an interesting exercise, having them figure out the best part of their playing, and what they need to work on. YouTube is also an excellent resource to have students hear many other versions of the pieces they're playing.